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Old Jun 18, 2008, 9:37 PM   #1
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I wasabout to leave the observation platform of the Davenport, IA Skybridge after taking pictures of the high water on the Mississippi and some tests with a TCON when I spot this fellow clinging toglassnear the door between the platform and the bridge. It was about the size of an SD card including legs. 1st shot at full tele in macro mode on my Z612.
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Old Jun 18, 2008, 9:42 PM   #2
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Part of my TCON testing was to compare the TCON to mild digital zoom and a I still had it enabledI cranked in 1.8x. Both shots were handheld and the platform was exposes to a 20-25 mph wind.
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Shooting against the bright sky under-exposed the pictures, if you used + 1EV to +1 1/2 EV compensation it would ofimproved the pictures dramatically.
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Old Jun 19, 2008, 11:33 AM   #4
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Actually it's brighter than it looked to the naked eye. It was a dark spider
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Excellent, ac! We have many resident spiders in our house, which I welcome to keep down summer flies, though the rest of the family are arachnophobic. They are horrified at my captures and careful liberations of spiders, using assorted cups, etc.But I've never managed a shot of one that stood up to scrutiny. You've inspired me to work on it!
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Arachnophobic also describes my wife's reaction. I tend to let then go as long as their survival instincts tell them move the other way when I'm around.

This guy was being buffeted by a pretty fair wind so was moving very cautiously.

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