Shooting Spiders Drunk!!!…Not Safe for Arachnophobes

Discussion in 'Nature' started by kevinparis, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    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

    K


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  2. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    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…

    K


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  3. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Is Charlotte the GF or the spider?

    Nice shots anyhow Kevin.
     
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  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2011
    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?
     
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  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    That was disappointing. I thought the spiders were drunk.
     
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  6. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    the spider was upside down.... I wasn't that drunk that I was taking photos standing on my head :)

    K
     
  7. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    sorry to disappoint.... do you have any suggestions on how to get a spider drunk?.... to me it seemed easier if one of us had to be drunk then it should be me :)

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  8. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    thanks

    Charlotte is the spiders given name from my GF.... I would have called him Boris.... but then again I am an old Who fan!!!

    K
     
  9. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    It would be interesting to see them try to stagger on eight legs.
     
  10. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    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.