My resident House spider

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  1. groan

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    I started shooting this spider last week and he (she) decides to come out once in a while for another shoot.

    This one was taken on a dark brown countertop. A little de-saturaion and a tonal shift and now it's a nice complimentary blue.

    Thoughts?

    Oh and Hi! I'm new here!
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    Eeeek makes me want to step on it!!!! Looks huge! great shot though :)
     
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    Thanks! It's about the size of a 5c coin.
     
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    Great macro! what lens you using? and do you use any extension tubes?
     
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    Thanks! This is shot with Nikon 60mm AF-D Micro 2.8 on a Nikon D90 with off-camera flash.
    Nikon 60mm AF-D Micro
    Amazing lens and comparatively cheap. It was originally made during the film SLR days and has been around forever. I just got mine new a couple of months ago for under $500. The new replacement of this lens, the S sells for another $100 and does the same thing except you can use it on some lower-end DSLRs.
    I'll post a shot of my setup shortly. I've ordered some cheap Chinese Ebay extension tubes but I don't have them yet. Looking forward to trying them and see if they are worth the whole $10 i spent! ;)





     
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    Here are some shots of my setup.
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    The Nikkor 60MM AFD lens

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    I use a popup flash shield to stop unwanted light when I use the popup as a commander light for off-camera.

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    sorry about the focus on this one)The flash bracket is a DIY one made of LocLine and works fairly well though with the SB700 on there it bends a bit easier than I'd like, still not bad.
    I have a ball head coming in the mail soon to attach to another flash bracket. Should be sturdier.
     
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    awesome setup i just got a 90mm tamron and im thinking about getting extension tubes soon
     
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    Mine is basically a 90mm since the 60mm conversion from Film to DSLR sensor (x1.6) brings it pretty close. I love this lens for portraits as well. It's a tad close at 90mm, a 50 would be nicer and I'll likely get one, but this takes great face shots and is very sharp.

    Excellent lens for one on a bit of a budget.
     
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    how scary!!! lol makes my hair stand up on my arms hahaha but awesome shot!!! He looks like a big mean spider =P
     
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    Awesome picture. I think I am going to get an extension tube and give this a shot. Thanks for sharing
     
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    Nah, he's a teddybear. if he were bigger i'd snuggle with him! ;)
     
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    I can't wait to get mine. I used to have some but I have no clue where they went! I hope my cheapy Chinese ones are OK. At $10 for a set I don't expect much and that I'll be going to my LPS to pick up the real thing for $60.
     
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