My first living subject

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  1. ajkramer87

    ajkramer87 TPF Noob!

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    I have never gotten this excited about a spider before. Seen him hanging on the porch and I ran to get my camera. I really love this macro lens. Also have no clue as what species this is.

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  2. D-B-J

    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    the first one is way better than the second. Nice shot!
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    One of the things that makes the first shot so much better is the graduated background in the first shot--the transition from lighter to progressively darker background tonal value, all in the gray-to-black family, makes the first photo's background very good behind a white-colored spider's web. I think the photo could use a bit more sharpening though--it looks like it's a tiny smidge either OOF or motion blurred, which is pretty common at this high of a magnification. I'm not much of a spider guy....does the wolf spider have eyes like that ???
     
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    I wasnt trying for the dark to light transition. I think I need to do some more work with my diffuser. Or maybe it was because it was getting dark and the siding on the house is white. Also I have been told that this is an orbweb spider. It does look a bit OoF though. He was so small I could barely see what I was shooting. I need to find some bigger bugs to work with.
     
  5. Arkanjel Imaging

    Arkanjel Imaging No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I believe thats an orb spider of some type. First shot is definitely cool.
     

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