Spider Close-up

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  1. Marc Kurth

    Marc Kurth TPF Noob!

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    Shot this image of a common spider on its web with a D70 and a basic Sigma 24-135mm zoom at 135mm f.4.5 and two remote flash heads.

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    Wow! Nice spider!
    Really liking the angle on this shot - especailly with the repaired webbing showing!
    Focus likes like it was a little far back,but the eyes are still in focus and its showing hte details and colours of the main body realle well. Lighting also looks good and soft as well.
     
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    Nice shot. I like it; nothing to add to the above.
     
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    WOW amazing
     
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    OMG! That is one scary looking spider :O and it's a common spider too?
     
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    nice shot!!
     
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    Great shot!
     
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    Excellent closeup! Great work!
     
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    wow! great work!
     
  10. Marc Kurth

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    I certainly want to thank you all for the supportive comments - I do appreciate it.

    I haven't owned a macro lens for about 20 years, but I used to love true 1:1 work. For financial reasons, I sold off all of my "good stuff" which has caused me to take on a challenge of seeing what I can get using cheap glass and my last remaining backup D200. It's actually forced me to slow down and think about each shot which is what I did with film.

    For this shot, I used (2) old Vivitar El Cheapo's (not the 285's) and a beater Sigma zoom that everyone says is garbage. This was hand held because I don't have a tripod.

    Could I do better with my old 200mm Micro? Sure, but that is not the point.
     
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    omg wow nice
     
  12. Marc Kurth

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    I sincerely thank you all for the nice comments, but I really posted it to encourage folks to try and get the best images they can with the equipment they have.

    I shot for a living years ago and spent more money on equipment than I want to admit. This one came from a lowly D70, a cheap ($200) Sigma zoom and some old manual flashes. Sure, with a bunch of expensive equipment we could all do better, but when I look back through my old files I'm finding that my best were sometimes taken with the least.....

    Your mileage may vary and perhaps the best equipment is what you need- but I'm not on that treadmill so I'm just having fun now.
     

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