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    The best spider I've gotten so far . . .

    Canon 40D, 100mm@ 1/15 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100

    I've chased spiders all over the garden but have never gotten a pic that was even close to acceptable. Today my husband said, hey, you'd better get outside, there's a big spider right on the porch . . .

    The first set I took didn't come out because I was using evaluative metering (Donald and Jiro will have a laugh at this) so the camera was exposing for the sky and the spider was very dark. So I thought aha, this is where I need spot metering, and I ran outside again and got some better pictures.

    Not perfect, but the best I've done to date:

    The best spider I've gotten so far . . .

    Suggestions for improvement are welcome --

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    Re: The best spider I've gotten so far . . .

    Suggestions for improvement are welcome -- Kill it.

    No just joking. Good shot and good use of spot metering.

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    Re: The best spider I've gotten so far . . .

    Thanks, Peter -- you know, without a camera in my hand, I would never get that close to such a big spider . . . but anything for "my art."

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    Re: The best spider I've gotten so far . . .

    One very important thing to pay attention to is....................... White Ballance

    I corrected it for you so you can see the difference. I think this is closer to what it should look like.


    The best spider I've gotten so far . . .


    If you look at the histogram, the white ballance will be neutral when the right side of each the red, blue and green channels are even.

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    Re: The best spider I've gotten so far . . .

    Thanks, Steve -- I get over-excited about these things and forget to look at something as a result --

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    Re: The best spider I've gotten so far . . .

    Easily done elise, that's why WB is the very first thing i correct in post. It is too hard to correct the WB when you have already made several edits that can change the colors.

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    Re: The best spider I've gotten so far . . .

    I agree Steve. I always shoot with auto WB but I find that my Nikon shoots a bit on the cool side so, yes, it is the first adjutment. As you say it is too hard to change afterwoods.

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