Jumping spider

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Sat on a rock in the sun, drinking wine and reading, when this little chap wandered by.
I had the Zed sat next to me with 120 macro and all the extension tubes, but this is still a substantial crop as he was about half the size of a ladybird.
Some technical info:
The 645 sensor, being so large means that a 1:1 macro image is proportionally larger than a APS-c sensor. Put another way, a 24mm object only takes up half the frame rather than filling the frame as I'm used to.
The pixel pitch is the same as the K5, so the magnification is about the same in terms of pixels used, but the object seems really small in the frame. so you have to crop into it.
It took me a little while to realise all this and macro was a bit of a disappointment, but if you aim it at larger objects or use lots of tubes to get in close, then it can be very rewarding and brings other qualities like shallow DOF, which can be very pleasing or another problem!
But it is my go-to setup, so that says it all really.
12/09/2015 - 00:12Darkmunk
Shutter Speed1/100
Focal LengthN/A


Link Posted 12/09/2015 - 11:38
Superb Mark, I know how hard these little blighters are to catch in focus as they move so quickly and jerkily. It's not just the focus on the eyes in this one that draws me, it's the composition and the lovely shallow DOF.


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Link Posted 12/09/2015 - 12:32
Very well captured and super macro


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Link Posted 12/09/2015 - 19:15
davidstorm wrote:
It's not just the focus on the eyes in this one that draws me, it's the composition and the lovely shallow DOF.

Just fantastic!!!!!
Cheers...Donna 😊


Link Posted 12/09/2015 - 23:23
It is also very unusual to see anything IN their eyes, whether reflections or internal structures. I think these are reflections
I'll get a good jumping spider shot -- one day
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Link Posted 13/09/2015 - 00:48
It's a reflection of my hand underneath the lens
They have such tiny eyes you can't see them in real life (well I can't) so I was blown away when I first photographed one and saw these beautiful shiny spheres with me in each one! Here's that photo taken with a K10D and M 50 1:7 on tubes, so much for posh equipment! ha.
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Link Posted 13/09/2015 - 04:26
Your K10 version of this spider is just as awesome. Thanks for sharing! 😀
Cheers...Donna 😊


Link Posted 13/09/2015 - 08:50
Thank you
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