Spider...eh

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  1. dry3210

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    Would like some pointers...not really happy with the way these came out. I want to get in even closer. I think some of it has to do with just using a single regular flash on why I'm not very happy with these

    Any input is welcome
     
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    First try getting your flash off-camera. Then diffuse it!
     
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    It was and it is. I have about a 2' cable I was using and tried some various flash positions. As for diffuser all I had was the built in one that drops down over it. Not really sure how adequete that is though.
     
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    It looks as if the subject was already top lit. Puting the flash above the subject just added to the ambient light. That spider needs a balance fill on the underside where there is almost no detail in the shadow areas.

    Focus looks good. I like the colors and detail oh his abdomen in the bottom pic. What were your settings?
     
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    I have never seen a spider like that before. what kind is it?
     
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    Did Mgriff turn you on to this site? Do you go to HH also? lol I've never seen one of those spiders around here. If I did I would run.
     
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    First One: 1/125 (there was a bit of wind, no tripod), F18, ISO 200
    Second One: 1/125, F7.1, ISO 200

    Nope, and I've been out of HH (Assuming you mean the high school) for quite a few years now. This spider was up in Quakertown. Supposedly they are pretty common around here but this is the first time I've noticed one.
     
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    We all the work by the spider on its aim.I really like the pictures here because of very micro type photography done by you here.The terms of the photography done by you here is very appreciated and the perfection in your photography is never seen by me.
     

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