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Wittle Fuzzy Spider (And His Prey)
Lens: Vivitar 105mm 2.5 Macro Camera: K5 Photo Location: Maryland ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/180s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: joe.penn, 09-18-2011, 03:26 PM

Watched this guy for a while today









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09-18-2011, 03:36 PM   #2
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Dude, That's a jumping spider. Nice catch! BTW, that lens is killing me!
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Great shots! I've been trying to get some photos of jumping spiders, but the JUMP! I guess I have to get too close with my lenses so I spook them.

How far is the front of your lens to that spider?

BTW I've been looking for that lens ever since I started seeing your posts, but haven't found one in my price range yet.

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The distance was between 8 to 10 inches.

About the lense, yes, they can get a little pricey for the Viv'ee S1 or the Lester Dine version- the Panagor 90 macro I just got produces stellar images also, that lens runs about $200 for a K mount. Even with good or great glass, you still need proper lighting - without proper lighting and exposure (which is the most important thing in macro shooting), it won't matter how good the glass is...



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Good catch.
They're a popular macro subject, because of how intriguing they look face to face.
Thanks for sharing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
Good catch.
They're a popular macro subject, because of how intriguing they look face to face.
Thanks for sharing.
The best out of the set (for subject) was this one; not originally posted as this was actually the first shot on the little guy (actually first shot of the day) but my cam and flash settings were botched - once i realized it he had changed positions. It will more than likely be a miracle if I get another chance for a shot like this as you can see his actual fangs coming from inside of his mouth as he grasps his prey:




I wanted to curl up in the fetal position and cry when I pulled it off of the camera, knowing that I missed the perfect shot...

Those Are Some Serious Fangs For Such A Small Critter!!!!!


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Joe, the lighting might be off a little, but come on, this is a tremendous shot you captured. Thanks for sharing this rare shot. Bob

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Joe, the lighting might be off a little, but come on, this is a tremendous shot you captured. Thanks for sharing this rare shot. Bob
Thanks Bob - I may go out in the field later today and see if I can spot another one for some more shooting...




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