Zebra Jumping Spider


coker

Link Posted 06/02/2020 - 15:02
Spent a happy half hour yesterday pursuing this little chap around, over & under an old piece of elder log I've had for a long time.

K5, 100mm. D FA Macro, 31mm. Ext. Tube, Tamron-F 1.4x Pz-AF MC4 converter.
On-camera diffused AF280T.
Hand held, manual focus.
Elements 11.

One from on top of the log....







& one from underneath!





(Salticus scenicus to his mates!)


C&C sought.

Thanks for looking,

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

Lubbyman

Link Posted 06/02/2020 - 16:16
Two excellent and contrasting pictures of a stunning creature - a good use of half an hour. The second one is the scariest for me, others may think differently.

So was it camera > tube > 1.4 TC > lens, or camera > 1.4 TC > tube > lens? And does it make any difference?

Steve

Sry

Link Posted 06/02/2020 - 16:27
The rendering of the second image is quite magical, thanks to the subdued tones and colours. Good job!

coker

Link Posted 06/02/2020 - 22:38
The second was a happy accident Steve. Busy following him through the viewfinder, forgot the position of the flash (on-camera) in relation to the image.
There was a branch on the log that excluded most of the light from the spider.
Thanks to Elements 11 to the rescue !
It was camera, 1.4x, 31mm tube, 100mm prime.
More formal testing required........

Thanks Sry.
I was quite pleased how the second turned out, as luck would have it......

Thanks to you both for looking & your kind remarks,

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!
Last Edited by coker on 06/02/2020 - 22:40

08tiger

Link Posted 07/02/2020 - 06:30
Lovely subject and well taken
C&C welcome.
Don.

coker

Link Posted 07/02/2020 - 07:15
Cheers, Don.
Lovely indeed!

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

LennyBloke

Link Posted 07/02/2020 - 09:42
Both excellent shots but the second one is the stand-out for me. The dark, shadowy world broken by those glistening eyes - superb
LennyBloke

derek897

Link Posted 07/02/2020 - 17:34
The 2nd one is just spot on,
Really suits the subject too.
Happy accident or not, it's a cracker.
I know what i like, If not always why.

davidwozhere

Link Posted 08/02/2020 - 02:07
derek897 wrote:
The 2nd one is just spot on,
Really suits the subject too.
Happy accident or not, it's a cracker.

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