www.photomacrography.net :: View topic - wolf spider
www.photomacrography.net Forum Index
An online community dedicated to the practices of photomacrography, close-up and macro photography, and photomicrography.
Photomacrography Front Page Amateurmicrography Front Page
Old Forums/Galleries
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
wolf spider

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    www.photomacrography.net Forum Index -> Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
nanometer



Joined: 30 Apr 2016
Posts: 67
Location: Tucson, AZ

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:41 am    Post subject: wolf spider Reply with quote

Taken at night with flash. Had to use 400mm telephoto as it wouldn't let me get close before heading down the hole.









Steve
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mtuell



Joined: 11 May 2016
Posts: 257
Location: Tucson, AZ

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Steve, thanks for sharing! Shocked

Mike
_________________
https://lavinia.as.arizona.edu/~mtuell/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
nanometer



Joined: 30 Apr 2016
Posts: 67
Location: Tucson, AZ

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mike! I got a better one tonight using the macro lens and umbrella. Just had to wait it out after I got set up.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MarkSturtevant



Joined: 21 Nov 2015
Posts: 273

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! I have recently seen these too. Would like to try sneaking up on them at night as well. I think the genus is Geolycosa.
_________________
Mark Sturtevant
Dept. of Still Waters
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Troels



Joined: 15 Feb 2016
Posts: 272
Location: Denmark, Engesvang

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, your last picture has so much better color, texture and depth.
It is a clear demonstration af the difference between direct flash and diffused light.
_________________
Troels Holm, biologist (retired), environmentalist, amateur photographer.
Visit my Flickr stream
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
davholla



Joined: 26 Apr 2016
Posts: 160

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Troels wrote:
Wow, your last picture has so much better color, texture and depth.
It is a clear demonstration af the difference between direct flash and diffused light.

Do you think that the sharpness comes from the lens? I have taken a few macro photos with my Tamron 150-600 and seen many others have taken with a telephoto lens and I don't think they are so good as with a macro lens.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Troels



Joined: 15 Feb 2016
Posts: 272
Location: Denmark, Engesvang

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Davholla,
My comment was more about the light than the lenses. I would heistate to evaluate the lenses based on reduced uploads.

It is obvious that the last picture makes the sharpest impression of the two close-up portraits. But that is partly because the first has its focus placed a little in front of the eyes while the last one has the eyes exactly in focus.

Steve doesn't menstion it, but I suppose he had to use som kind of extension to focus a 400 mm tele that close for the first pictures. That could perhaps give the tele lens less than optimal working conditions?
_________________
Troels Holm, biologist (retired), environmentalist, amateur photographer.
Visit my Flickr stream
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
davholla



Joined: 26 Apr 2016
Posts: 160

PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Troels wrote:
Davholla,
My comment was more about the light than the lenses. I would heistate to evaluate the lenses based on reduced uploads.


Good point, although I think from other shots that telephoto lens don't get the same quality of shot as macro - which is a great shame IMHO. I photographed a Tarantula hawk wasp with my Tamron 150-600 in Colombia recently (far too shy to use a macro lens) and it was ok (I have not processed it yet) but not as good as with a macro lens.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Deanimator



Joined: 23 Oct 2012
Posts: 367
Location: Rocky River, Ohio, U.S.A.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:39 am    Post subject: Re: wolf spider Reply with quote

nanometer wrote:
Taken at night with flash. Had to use 400mm telephoto as it wouldn't let me get close before heading down the hole.

Very nice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nanometer



Joined: 30 Apr 2016
Posts: 67
Location: Tucson, AZ

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all for the comments. The telephoto shot was indeed front-focused. I just switched cameras to an A99ii, and had not yet set my AF adjustments for the lens. I did not need an extender on my sony 70-400G for this shot as it has a close focus mode which is not quite macro but pretty good. I still think that that lens turns out much better photos than this one represented.

That telephoto shot is bad for reasons of front-focus, lighting, and it just doesn't work as well as a dedicated macro. The macro and softbox did make a big difference. The white balance looks correct on my monitor, but for some reason, viewed on the same monitor through this site, it looks somewhat yellow cast. I can't figure out why.

I agree lighting type and dedicated macro lens makes a big difference, and I was able to adjust the micro-focus on the macro before taking this shot, so the AF focused close to the eye like I wanted.

Alas, the spider disappeared from its hole a few days after taking the macro shot, so I'm not getting another chance.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
rjlittlefield
Site Admin


Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 18250
Location: Richland, Washington State, USA

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nanometer wrote:
The white balance looks correct on my monitor, but for some reason, viewed on the same monitor through this site, it looks somewhat yellow cast. I can't figure out why.

I suspect it's a matter of color contrast against the somewhat blue tone of this site's background colors.

--Rik
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Ken Ramos



Joined: 27 Jul 2006
Posts: 6997
Location: lat=35.4005&lon=-81.9841

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are some really nice shots, great details! Cool
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    www.photomacrography.net Forum Index -> Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group