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Old Aug 8, 2009, 5:39 PM   #11
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Thanks Paul,
To mist the web I used a very complicated and technical piece photographic equipment that I keep close by for just such occasions.
A plastic spray bottle that cost me around 1 dollar. I just twist the spout to make the finest mist possible and then squirt the web until I get the drop size I want. This works best in the early morning when humidity is highest. If the air is really dry the drops won't last very long.

Pretty tricky eh?
Hee hee!! that's GREAT! Thanks for the very good technical secret sharing and I'm sure it's the pink colour that makes all the difference! Very effective. I'll have to try it sometime. Thanks again.

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I came across this Orb Weaver a while back. I had forgotten I had some of these close-ups.
Great, Steve,

May I guess; spot metering, high ISO, aperture small enough?

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Great, Steve,

May I guess; spot metering, high ISO, aperture small enough?

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Not bad guesses, High ISO, yes between 1100 and 1600. Small aperture, most of them af f/10. Photo #3 was at f/4. Metering was Matrix/Evaluative.

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Not bad guesses, High ISO, yes between 1100 and 1600. Small aperture, most of them af f/10. Photo #3 was at f/4. Metering was Matrix/Evaluative.

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Oh, yes, of course, forgot, the 3DMatrix metering is superior to the Canons Suppose it works well and does what you want

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What camera/lens combo did you use?
Wonderful shots, all.
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What camera/lens combo did you use?
Wonderful shots, all.
Hi, Thanks for looking. I was using a Nikon D80 w/ Sigma's 150mm f/2.8 Macro lens.

Here is a link to this particular gallery if your interested. You can click on the photo info icon that pops out when you run your mouse over the larger picture to the right of the thumbnails.

http://scienceguy.smugmug.com/galler...67231274_Lg3Ga

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Great shots, steve. The spider looks so alive and dangerous.
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Great shots, steve. The spider looks so alive and dangerous.
Thanks for your comments. I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder. I love spiders and insects and their behaviors. I guess that's why I have 8 tarantulas. ...... They make this guy look like pretty small potatoes.
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