Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by kenlynch, Jul 11, 2005.
Found this little guy in my bathroom.
Ok i think you meant you found this that has ate a "little guy" like Ronnie Corbett or something
I wont kill a spider, but i'd not touch that for all the lenses in the world
Aahhh, she's lonely!
Nope, she's angry , deadly and pregant!
Seriously, it doesn't look like anything I've seen in this country. I'm not an arachnophobe, but I'd be unwilling to get up close and personal to that.
Last time a saw spiders legs like that they were sticking out the side of knickers
SLIPPER!!!!!! get me a SLIPPER!
He's actually only a little'un, about half a cenimetre at most. He's a zebra spider, they're pretty common.
Oh its one of these?
Got a fair few pics of this spider one time
A house spider, for some reason they seem to particularly love my house. Did you know that they are the fastest spider in the world? They can clock up just over 1 mile per hour. Just try and catch one and see what I mean.
Is that it same one as you shot then?
Your's looks a bit chunky.
No, different ones. Yours is a house spider (the fast one), mine's a zebra spider.
Sorry, i never used the link to your site
Never heard them called Zebra Spiders before, Jumping Spiders round my way, had one on the window sill the other day, a bugger to catch, my little un thought it highly amusing.
Shooting's too good for 'em
here.s one having some lunch outside my back door, EEeewwww
I don't even want to think about a spider being near my back door
@Seany: What have you been drinking and/or smoking, you are really funny
Just be glad it wasn't one of these, that would make me run and sell my house....
It's called being Irish boyo
That's one of those urban myth jobs i think mate
The spider, not the the size of my ears
The photo is real, it's just an interesting use of perspective. Your eye is led to compare the spider with the guy's legs in the background, they are about the size of a golf ball at best (which is still big). The camera never lies, huh...
I know it's real, i just know that it's not actually a giant spider. Actaully been posted a few times here over the years when i look back
Illusion or not, I'd still run a mile...Just like I still hide behind the sofa watching a horror movie ;-)
2nd attempt at replying to this thread... got it all typed late last night then managed to lose my words of wisdom before getting it posted Wonder if it's only me that ever does that?
Anyway what I wanted to say was I have been trying some more with macro. I think I am probably getting as much as I can now out of a bunch of plain extension rings.
My main photographic models kind of go with the spiders theme
Until very recently I thought all I could do was put the spacers on the lens and start shooting - stuck with maximum aperture.
This one was with the 70-200 on f4. Its a bit soft:-
Then I read how to get a smaller aperture on an AF lens that is not connected to the camera. You set the aperture with the lens fitted normally...press the depth of field preview button and then remove the lens whilst the camera is turned on and the button pressed.
With the lens on f8 the 70-200 definitely improved:-
Encouraged by this I tried f13 but it did not make any real improvement to the DOF :-
To balance the ugly flies here's a passion flower close up (also at f8):-
After this I might consider looking for a real macro lens. Any reccomendations?
Some great detail caught there Robert, the passion flower is beautiful. I was just reading about extention tubes BEFORE i spotted your post funny enough.
Got to be the two macro lenses that many first think of.
Got up this morning and found this little fellow having breakfast. He's the same type of spider but about half the size of the one in my original post. Not as happy with the results of this shot as I still had my camera set up to overexpose (from my example in the RAW thread).
Now I'm off to have my breakfast.
He's not going to eat for a while after eating that is ken
Little fella looks kinda cute there
It took him an hour, but he finished it all off. There was nothing left but a shrivelled up fly. I just don't know where he put it all.
That's got to be a bit like us eating a cow
You probably didn't spot its 8ft wide big mamma
Is that Rochdale in Africa.
I swear that spider got tattoos.
Some scary looking spiders there, but some great photos
Interesting shots, but I wouldn't worry too much about spiders. Nearly all of them are venomous but very few are dangerous to humans. I've got a couple of brown widow (slightly less potent cousin of the black widow) shots I took in my daughters bedroom about a month ago, and I'll post them if I can find them. Quality isn't great but it's enough to give a good idea of what the spider looks like. These guys are common in SA and a bite could be quite serious, but I've never heard of a fatality.
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