Macro fail.

Sep 26, 2011
Brookfield, IL
So, I’ve been thinking I need to take opportunities for macro photography when they present themselves around the house.

Our house has a fair number of creepy-crawley house centipedes, particularly in the basement. A magnificent huge one was on the wall this evening so I decided I was going to take a few minutes and get some cool eye-level photos of this creepy beast.

I wasn’t prepared though. I had my E-P5 and 60mm macro out on my desk but then had to hunt around a bit for my FL-36r and a diffuser. And then discovered the flash was missing batteries so I had to go fetch some in the basement. I was worried my model would grow impatient and scurry away but thankfully the big fella was still there.

I started snapping away and zeroed in on F10 exposure to give me a sharp photo of the face and front legs with the back rows of legs with a pleasing blur. I was pretty pleased with myself, but zooming in on my photos this things “face” lacks much definition. I was hoping they’d be more cute close up but no such luck. But, it is what it is, I guess. I took probably 20-30 frames and was happy with how they were turning out, but there was a piece of cobweb or something right in front of his mouth, I think, so I take a risk and blow on it to try to dislodge the obstruction. Well, that made my creepy friend uncomfortable, and he scurried off - in the wrong direction.

And it was only then that I realized I had wasted 15 minutes taking photos of the ass end of a centipede…..:frown::doh::roflmao:


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