Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I final used the extension tube my father-in-law loaned me. I went old school, my Nikon D50 in manual, with Vivitar 12mm, 20mm, 36mm tubes (these are really old) and a Quantaray 70-300mm lens. With some luck and a less than steady hand I captured this spider. Its size is smaller than an aspirin pill. I was impressed with the detail and how easy to get such a close shot without disturbing the spider. Must use a tripod next time. The simple act of breathing took me in and out of focus making it difficult to get a good shot. This was the best of 15 pictures. I did some levels correction and cropped the photo. Given the time this week or weekend I will explore more of the bushes and garden at my home. I need to spray for spiders and bugs around the windows and doors also. I don't want any visitors in the house that can't ring the doorbell! Do you?