Saturday, July 10, 2010

Jumper Jumping Close-Up

This is a heavy crop, maybe 70 or 80%. But I think it holds up quite well and it illustrates the challenge of pre-focusing so that the eyes are in the focal plane for a spider that is about 7/16" in length (leg tip to tip).

D300, 35mm f2.0, pk-11a extension tube, 4 flashes, Phototrap (flashes tripped directly, shutter open in bulb)f16, 1/250, flashes at 1/32 power (1/17000"), iso 640
As far as I know, there are no spider jumping shots in existence that show the very anthropomorphic eyes facing the camera.


Enjoy!



4 comments:

  1. pretty amazing shot dude, congrats.

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  2. Classic shot scot. Very very good. Simply amazing.

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  3. Excellent shot. This should be on the cover of Nat Geo.

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  4. WOW !! Absolutely Brilliant !!

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