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    Lady in red

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    Found this redback under a flowerpot and was able to get her to come out and pose. Can't wait for my macro to arrive so I can try this shot again.

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    Re: Lady in red

    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry View Post
    Found this redback under a flowerpot and was able to get her to come out and pose. Can't wait for my macro to arrive so I can try this shot again.
    Hi Kerry,

    Nice shots - good crops and reasonable backgrounds to isolate the subject, if a little in need of some selective sharpening to get the best from them.

    I hope it's a longish focal length macro, I personally would want this climbing up the lens barrel while I wonder where the subject has gone

    Cheers,
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 27th February 2010 at 10:17 AM.

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    Re: Lady in red

    Hi Kerry - nice shots. Is this type of spider dangerous? It looks kind of scary to me.

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    Re: Lady in red

    It's related to the black widow family if that helps.

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    Re: Lady in red

    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    ... Is this type of spider dangerous? ...
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    It packs a good punch

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    Re: Lady in red

    You will find that even the best macro lens has a rather shallow depth of field when taking that sort of shot. I use the Sigma 180 and mostly at F11 for a good depth to sharpness ratio. The ISO will need frequent adjustment and ISO 800 will often be needed if you don't use flash. I find that most of the time I can get away with the 'in camera' flash if I remove the lens hood and keep my focusing fingers clear. Manual focusing is usually best, if you have the time.

    One other suggestion; for long bodied species like dragonflies, or some spiders, try to get square with your subject so the depth of field requirement is reduced.

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