I am also seeing more spiders than I normally do this time of the year, especially Net Casters. Have so many shots of them that I probably will never get around to processing themThe past two days have been quite bizarre here at home, for during the last 48 hours I've managed to find three Green Huntsman in my kitchen. The temperature has been between -2˚ and 16˚, but it's February and these spiders do not typically appear in the garden until at least May. I have no idea what they're doing here. Anyway, they've given me a chance to play with a Raynox 250 on the end of the P45-175 I bought last autumn.
This is spider no.3 (from today) in the photo below, and it's a handheld shot (hands braced on a door) with the subject lit by a small LED torch in my left hand. I'm happy with the results and find the internal zoom makes framing the subject very easy. It's certainly easier to use and seems to produce much better "close up" shots than the 14-140. I'm thinking the IQ of the lens is certainly good enough for this forum, and I'm looking forward to using it a lot more this summer.
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I had a pretty big mouse spider living under the hatch of my Forester today.
I thought it might need a wash, as looking a tad grotty ... .
Did get some shots with my E-M1 MkI + 12-50 in macro mode.