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Zebra Jumping Spider, posing

Zebra Jumping Spider, posing
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Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-07
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, Mike's Macro Lens System, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Araneae (Spiders) II, 50 - 60 points (chapter two), Jumping spiders (Salticidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-09 8:01
Viewed: 4438
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Saltidae, Salticus Scenicus, Zebra Jumping Spider.

Just another view of this interesting spider. I believe this is a better view of the spider. I pushed the Fstop all the way to F9.0 which is all I can get with this set up.
The method of how I did this is in yesterday's posting.
Hand held the Fuji S5000 with binocular lens x2 taped together at a distance of 2 centimeters.
1/60 at F9.0
ISO 200
In photoshop elemnents, crop, resize for web, a highpass with a softlight, slight adjustment of light, in levels, frame

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Yep, very nice macro Mike, your binocular lens has certainly got you in very close. Excellent detail in the head. Very good post.

very good macro Mike,
very good composing shot, the details are realy super, I like the good pof and the fantastic dof, very good work.
gr. Jaap

Very nice Mike! You've nailed this cute little guys mug with your great DOF here. Excellent details, great POV. Very well done!

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-04-09 9:26]

Fantastyczne makro, dobra ostro¶æ i kompozycja. Dobrze zrobione.

I like this one better than the other,although the DOF still leaves a little to be desired (don't quote me on that though...I don't know what I'm talking about).
A lovely shot of old hairylegs though.
Good stuff.

Halo Mike!
Great photo and this eyes... that's amazing!
I love this shot very much!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-09 11:52]

Mike, this is good! The best of your spidermacro's so far imo. GREAT details on the eyes, head and legs. Wonderful. TFS!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-04-09 13:32]
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Well Mike it's really getting better all the time. Very nice details on the spiders head. This must be a very small specimen. It will be a good idea to write the size of the insects we shoot which I allways neglect.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • pgmoni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
  • [2005-04-09 15:14]

Another very good one showing the amazing eyes - some of them - of this spider.

Excellent Mike. Really great colours and the dof is spot on - I really like the fading of the hind body. Perfect composition.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-09 16:11]

Mike, so this is your spider. Indeed, a great pov and composition.

I like spiders, and this is no exception.

Great sharpness and nice brownish shades.

Mike you're mastering binocular photography pretty well. This one is very good. Great POV and shapness. Il like to see the details on the legs. Very well done.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-09 17:52]

It's so hairy it could get turned into a soft toy but it's a bit too ugly - the spider that is. As far as the shot goes - great composition and details.
Well done.

And I thought you were kidding... I should have known.
These are wonderful photos, especially this one of your zebra jumping spider. Remind me not to move to Manitoulin Island. I like your technique, do you think this would work with my camera?
Good composition. too much detail, oops, I meant, good detail. All kidding aside, well done Mike!
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-09 21:42]

Fantatic! When we know your technique, it is almost unbelievable.
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Great visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: great.
Thanks Mike.

Great macro Mike.
Your equipment works very well. Good details, colours and DOF,
Very well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-10 2:04]

Belle et intéressante macro pour cette impressionnante araignée. Bonne mise au point sur les yeux. Je la préfère à la précedente...
Well done !

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-04-10 4:50]

I am very impressed by this image (I wish it was mine). The composition is excellent and so is the sharpness. You were so close that he could have jumped over you.

Very well done and thanks for posting

Amazing, what a face! Just a superb close up Mike. Amazing detail. Well done!

VEry good composition, very good result with your home made lens.
Good details, POV and colours.
Well done.

Mike its realy interesting to keep up with these experiments and to see the limitations of the DOF and how they differ from one configuration to the next. The details are really impressive here and the DOF is just where it should be. Very nice shot of this salty. Congrats. I think this combination is the best so far given the subject and size of the DOF.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-10 16:24]
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HI Mike, I think this one is even better than yesterday's post. Lovely details in the eyes and palps. Lovely job, very well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-04-10 17:42]

Great eyes Mike! I think your spider could be sell as teddy-bear ;-) Excellent details and sharpness. DOF is very good, better than your yester.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-04-11 7:14]

Next spider, interesting too. Very good macro, detail and DOF. Nice colours. Well done.

My mouth just dropped open. This is a fantastic macro shot of the spider. The eyes are so clear and well focused. It's as good as Paul takes. Well done Mike.

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  • urban Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 4 N: 79] (413)
  • [2005-04-15 17:32]

Gorgeous little beast. Your experiments with macro shots seems to work pretty well!

Mike this is a great shot. Superb detail and sharpness with your home-made set up. You obviously know cameras and photography. Exposure, BG and composition are all fantastic. Really great job, TFS :)

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