My resident House spider

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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.

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Eeeek makes me want to step on it!!!! Looks huge! great shot though :)
 

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Great macro! what lens you using? and do you use any extension tubes?
 
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Great macro! what lens you using? and do you use any extension tubes?

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 It was originally made during the film SLR days and has been around forever.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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Awesome picture. I think I am going to get an extension tube and give this a shot. Thanks for sharing
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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Here are some shots of my setup.
2012-03-30%2023.32.47.jpg


The Nikkor 60MM AFD lens

2012-03-30%2023.33.31.jpg


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

2012-03-30%2023.34.37.jpg

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.

wow that;s owesome set-up... how much it cost your external flash

where can i brought 18-105 lens for nikon d300, & how it cost..thanks
 
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The flash is the SB700 and was about $400 Canadian. I use an old Lumiquest Softbox for diffusion.

I don't know what you would pay for the 18-105. Check the for-sale forum here or KEH.com.
 

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