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Spiders

Discussion in 'Nature' started by thelaxong, May 28, 2013.

  1. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

    791
    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    It is winter here in Melbourne and it is so cold to get out for a photo walk. So I was lurking around my backyard and found this spider. Shoot with EM-5, Pana 100-300mm, with Kenko tubes stacked (26mm) and Nissin Di466 direct attached.

    Found him near the fence, hiding in a leaf wrapped in spiderweb:
    backyard-41.

    I throw some tiny pieces of hay onto the web, he was quick out of his protected area to check:
    backyard-1.

    and tried to unwrap the pieces of hay:
    backyard-2.
    backyard-3.

    And quickly running back into his 'shelter':
    backyard-71.

    I lured him back out with some ants, which he quite enjoy wrapping them up:
    backyard-81.
    backyard-91.
    backyard-61.

    Have a nice day all :)
     
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  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Totally awesome stuff here! :2thumbs:
     
  3. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

    791
    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    Thanks. I am running out of stuffs to shoot around my backyard ... , no more flowers, birds ... so now ... spiders ... it is! Will post some other spiders from the backyard taken with other lenses.
     
  4. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

    791
    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    some more to from the other days (all in my backyard):
    inyourbackyard-3.

    inyourbackyard-8.

    These are cross-post from the another thread with 4/3 35mm F3.5:

    tiny_spider-2.

    tiny_spider-1.
     
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  5. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

    791
    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    Also posted in the "Share Dragonfly & Butterfly & Insects"

    This morning I took a sickie and the got bored so I went out to the backyard again to find for some bugs or insects.

    I spotted this tiny web (Pana 100-300):
    tiny_web-1.

    but the spider is nowhere to be seen. I was back to my old trick "throwing something into the web" and wait ...

    A tiny spider came out sprinting (Pana 100-300):
    tiny_web-2.

    And got back to his hiding spot (4/3 35mm macro):
    tiny_web-4.

    Close up (with 4/3 35mm macro):
    tiny_web-5.

    And this one with the cheap Hanimar 80-200mm Macro lens:
    tiny_web-3.

    All pictures were taken with the Kenko Tubes.
     
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  6. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    widow.

    Just outside my kitchen window this morning.

    Brian
     
  7. Leeemma

    Leeemma Mu-43 Rookie

    10
    Aug 16, 2013
    Really nice photography. Liked the one with the spider web clinging on the branch.
     
  8. bumsklumpen

    bumsklumpen Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 18, 2013
    i don't wanna be in your backyard dude! entomophobia here..
     
  9. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

    791
    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    So we couldn't have a beer together at my place then :wink:
    35mm-2.
     
  10. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Yowsers! - Black Widow by your kitchen???

     
  11. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

    791
    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    That spider looked like our deadly 'Red Back spider'. I took this a while ago and quite afraid to get closer :biggrin:

    bugs-17.

    You don't intend to keep that spider ... do you ? :redface:

     
  12. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

    791
    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    :2thumbs: Haven't seen this one in my backyard yet :biggrin: Probably I have to pay you a visit to get a shoot of this species.

     
  13. bumsklumpen

    bumsklumpen Mu-43 Rookie

    24
    Feb 18, 2013
    HA i might make an exception for a beer then ^^ this is cool btw i wish i have a good macro lens.
     
  14. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sam
    Reverse mount any normal lens and you got a good macro lens :D
     
  15. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    I think I posted this in a macro thread. The hornet was still kicking while the spider very patiently kept wrapping it up.

    Panasonic G2, Tamron 90/2.5 Macro

    image36.
     

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  16. bumsklumpen

    bumsklumpen Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 18, 2013
    i just got a nikkor 105mm 2.5 and i've seen a lot of macro pictures with this lens, maybe i could try to make this one macro.
     
  17. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sam
    To be honest, if you're reversing the lens straight on to the camera, you need a wider lens. I don't think a 100mm reversed will give you that much magnification. A reversed 50mm is better. The wider the lens, the higher the mag.

    What you could do with the 105 is to get some extension tubes or a close-up filter like the Raynox 250. You can reverse another lens on top of you're 105 and get higher magnification as well. Here is a 50mm reversed on my 105mm Macro lens.

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    2:1 macro by sam2c, on Flickr

    The magnification is very high, but not very usable since working distance was a 1cm or less! This image is not cropped much at all. You can make out the spines on the pollen grains

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    P9120049 by sam2c, on Flickr
     

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  18. bumsklumpen

    bumsklumpen Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 18, 2013
    Oh! thanks a lot for the process, i never did macro before (i'm actually just starting photography). i will experiment as soon as i get what i need for this!
    love you result!
     
  19. PeeBee

    PeeBee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    660
    Sep 17, 2012
    UK
    Probably one of my least favourite subjects :eek:. Taken handheld with the P45-200mm with Raynox DCR-150 fitted. It's a bit soft due to wind movement, handshake and and the paper thin DOF. That said, I just had to post it seeing that it had gone to the effort of getting Hulk Hogan tottooed on its abdomen

    spide_cropr.
     

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