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Jumping Spiders
Lens: SMC Pentax A 50mm f1.4 Camera: K-x Photo Location: Louisiana ISO: 200 
Posted By: Paleo Pete, 10-23-2010, 07:00 AM

Got a few shots of some jumping spiders a few days ago at a favorite spot. Used my 50mm A lens and binocular lens rig for macro. I think all were shot at f4.

I think this one is probably my favorite of the day.



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The screw head should give you an idea of this little guy's size.



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Here he is again.



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Different one standing on someone's graffiti. I get mad every time I see the way people have destroyed such a nice place...



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10-23-2010, 09:25 AM   #2
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Some very nice sharp macro's.

My only comment. Personally, I would have liked to have seen a little more detail in the body part of the insect. With the legendary ISO performance of the K-x perhaps you could have doubled it to 400 and used f/8 for greater d.o.f. Just my 2cents.
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Good point, I did shoot a couple at 800 ISO without realizing it, changed it the night before to shoot lightning and forgot to change it back. Usually I stick with 200, later on I might try 400 for situations like this. But...even at 800 ISO and f8 the depth of field is still minimal, since I'm only shooting 4 inches or so from the spider. That close you get very little depth. The 800 ISO shot shows that, it's posted in the Photo of the Week thread. At f8 I get maybe an inch at best, at f4 a lot less than that.

Thanks for looking and for the suggestion.
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