Photos in the Dark - Spider Macros

Hey

I miss being out in the field, searching for bugs and trying to get good portraits of them. Figured I would try something different and go outside armed with a torch and my camera and do a bit of spider hunting. These fellas are outside all year round, but in winter they only bother coming out at night, I guess due to the type of prey that is available.

Holding a torch in your mouth while trying to illuminate the subject so that you can focus as well as doing all the normal camera things is flipping difficult. I think it would be cool to be able to mount a torch inside my macro diffuser so as to give a constant light source. Another DIY project maybe...

Not my best work, but still an interesting capture, especially the first one with the brick lit up behind him to give a cool orangey background.

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Thanks for looking

Mark

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The orange brick one is pretty nice looking, imagine if it was the same capture on a white cinder block or a bright flat yellow tile, those orange bands on it's legs would really stand out.

As they say in France(I made it up), that is a bad ass spider.

usually underrated and hated without reason, sure some are poisonous but great majority are harmless an kind of cute at close up


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