Spiders (and other Arachnids)

thelaxong

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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:
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I throw some tiny pieces of hay onto the web, he was quick out of his protected area to check:
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and tried to unwrap the pieces of hay:
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And quickly running back into his 'shelter':
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I lured him back out with some ants, which he quite enjoy wrapping them up:
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Have a nice day all :)
 

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some more to from the other days (all in my backyard):
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These are cross-post from the another thread with 4/3 35mm F3.5:

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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):
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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):
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And got back to his hiding spot (4/3 35mm macro):
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Close up (with 4/3 35mm macro):
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And this one with the cheap Hanimar 80-200mm Macro lens:
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All pictures were taken with the Kenko Tubes.
 

Leeemma

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Really nice photography. Liked the one with the spider web clinging on the branch.
 

thelaxong

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That spider looked like our deadly 'Red Back spider'. I took this a while ago and quite afraid to get closer :biggrin:

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

 

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bumsklumpen

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HA i might make an exception for a beer then ^^ this is cool btw i wish i have a good macro lens.
 

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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
 

bumsklumpen

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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!
 

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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

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