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Old Jul 3, 2010, 10:37 AM   #1
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I don’t function with hot weather, yesterday it was a ‘nice’ 37°C ,

didn’t cool during the night so the only thing left for me to do today was to sit in the garden out of the sun.

Thats when I spotted these small spiders, living in holes in leaves. (2-4mm).





when I stroked the underside of the leave, the spider would leave the hole and stay a few moments on top of the leaf.




a closer crop




only it didn’t stay long enough on the top side to be sure I had a good shot so …
i broke of a tiny twig, got the spider out of its hole and plugged it.





It didn’t like it, but after a few shots I removed the plug.


another closer crop




It’s friend a few leaves further on was the next target.

Only to get a descent image I had to focus stack 3 images to get this.


K20d – raynox dcr20 + kiron 105mm = 2.1:1 macro and off camera flashes.
f8->f11, iso280, 1/125sec


full sizes are at http://rhermans.smugmug.com/date/2010-07-03/2010-07-03



Was just glad to do something, now it started to rain and the temp is getting bearable.



Cheers ,



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Wonderful shots of this little spider Ronny - especially #2 & crop.

Bet they were glad when it started raining
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Old Jul 3, 2010, 4:48 PM   #3
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thanks, yep they where surely glad, especially when I couldn't bother them again
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Old Jul 3, 2010, 8:10 PM   #4
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Nice work, Ronny!
The heat here has been unbearable for me and when it cools enough to go out, it seems its always breezy enough to make it impossible to get any decent shots.
But, at least I get to enjoy yours!
Thanks for sharing.
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Old Jul 4, 2010, 4:46 AM   #5
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Thanks GW,

I always had the idea that as soon as there was a bit of wind macro photography was not doable, now I've been trying out when there is a bit of wind, and seek out a place where there isn't much, or just put something up to keep the thing I want to photograph steady.

My ants shot wouldn't have been possible without fixing the twig where they sat on.

So don't be to quick discouraged by the wind.
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Excellent series of photos, Ronny! Thanks.
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I always love your shots, and these are up to your usual standards. It's hard to believe that it's just about the same temperature in Belgium as it is here in Vegas today. And I don't entirely buy into the "dry heat" argument - it's still uncomfortable. I'll be glad to return to our mountain aerie tomorrow.
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Thank Eetu
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I always love your shots, and these are up to your usual standards. It's hard to believe that it's just about the same temperature in Belgium as it is here in Vegas today. And I don't entirely buy into the "dry heat" argument - it's still uncomfortable. I'll be glad to return to our mountain aerie tomorrow.
Thanks Harriet,

that temp isn't normal for Belgium, it happens only a few day's a year and it's to much. To make it funny while it was days back at 9:30 around 32°C 4 days now we have 17°C, what really feels cold.

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Brilliant close up shots. Lots of detail and very sharp!! What Camera have you got?
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