Shooting Spiders Drunk!!!…Not Safe for Arachnophobes

kevinparis

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Sitting outside the other night I was watching a spider build a web right by where I was sitting. Emboldened by the bottle of red wine I was working my way through I grabbed the E-M1 and the 50 mm 4/3 macro and the FLR600 as well as the little clip on flash… after a lot of fiddling with settings, positioning of camera and lights, and despite the wine induced wobbling of the camera I got a couple of half decent shots. Not quite National Geographic standard… maybe shooting at f22 wasn’t ideal…..but hey if you don’t try you don’t learn

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Thanks for all the thanks

here are few more of Charlotte ( GF’s name for her/him!!!)

these were shot at f8… seem sharper… definitely think I had hit the dreaded diffraction limit at f22

stlll standing on a chair holding the flash in one hand and the camera in another its all a bit hit and miss

sadly I bumped the web and now charlotte is not speaking to me…

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Just Jim

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Haha. Usually when I shoot on the tipsy side f22 or or f2 they're still blurry. Good shots. Only thing I wonder, are you upside down, or is the spider?
 

kevinparis

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Haha. Usually when I shoot on the tipsy side f22 or or f2 they're still blurry. Good shots. Only thing I wonder, are you upside down, or is the spider?

the spider was upside down.... I wasn't that drunk that I was taking photos standing on my head :)

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IBIS is great for wine wobbles. Flash is even better! I suggest some hair and modelling spots to really bring out her 'personality'... especially the 'fluid sucking murderess' parts. Them's the only parts my wife notices anyway.
 

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