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Old May 19, 2007, 3:09 PM   #1
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I am finally starting to see more jumping spiders around here! Hopefully it wont be long until the larger hairier spiders return.












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Old May 19, 2007, 3:44 PM   #2
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Looks big and hairy enough to me:-) Very nice shots.
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Old May 20, 2007, 9:36 AM   #3
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Good close ups vaiboy! The eyes are abit soft, and #3 eyes are the best in focused.

The DOF in such close ups are paper thin, so you just have to keep shooting at the sweet spot and hope that some of them nail it right!
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Old May 20, 2007, 10:06 AM   #4
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Thanks for the commentstcook and tchuanye!

tchuanye - You are exactly right out of over 40 shots there were 11 that were acceptable. It also doesn't help when the subject is moving almost constantly.
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Nice closeups vaiboy, as Tan says its not easy to get good shots at such high magnifications , and considering it was moving too you did well with these.

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Old May 20, 2007, 11:23 AM   #6
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Nice, only ever seen one of these little critters and it was tiny, your images make the one your taking pics of look emmense! what exactly were you using to photograph it?
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Old May 20, 2007, 3:43 PM   #7
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Thanks for the comments Mark and romero!

I used the Raynox DCR-250 and the 3 diopter lens from the 5320 for an 11 diopter combo. The spider in the first few shots was about 3/16ths of an inch long, the smaller spider from the last the shots was less than 1/8th of ann inch long.The smaller spiderwas cute, it was hunting houseflies when I spotted it. I doubt there is any way that tiny spider could have killed one but it was trying.
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Old May 20, 2007, 9:24 PM   #8
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Very nice, and well done. While I like to try wildlilfe, birds, squirrels, etc., it is great to see others who excel in the macro world. I have tried my hand, but shake to much, and the insects just don't wait for me to set up a tripod and compose the ideal shot.
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Old May 20, 2007, 9:34 PM   #9
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Thanks bayourebel, I really appreciate the kind words! My hands shake too, today was especially bad after working on my truck all morning. I missed some really cool shots because of it, I'll post the shots I was able to salvage later.




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Old May 27, 2007, 2:34 PM   #10
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Wonderful shots!

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