It continues to be a challenge for me to find ways of improving focus points, both their selection and execution, when depth of field is so shallow using the Canon Macro Lens with an adapter on the Sony A6000.
Today the dome spider helped out a little bit by being in a position that I could catch some profiles and get some semblance of focus on his eyes and across other parts of its body.
Today’s shots are untreated except the last two which have been cropped.
It’s a windy day today with blue-glare skies, the kind of wind that feels like it might blow in a storm, or not.
The dome spider’s web is holding firm. Today’s first picture may not hit the mark as far as macro-focus goes, but it does show that this spider is not letting go, no matter how bumpy the ride.
It’s an experimenting kind of morning. This includes playing with aged effects and cropping on this morning’s photographs of a garden orb spider, and testing watermark software, placement and fonts.
The spiderlings survived the tip of the garbage bin when the truck arrived this week. Strong webbing skills obviously develop early.
This spider was busily working up its web and, as such, on the move. I used a very fast shutter speed to catch what I could in what was very strong midday summer light.
First things first. I’ve always admired the technical skills demonstrated in the kind of photography that gets up close and personal with the subjects. Having spent the last two days doing almost nothing but attempting to come up with just one good shot, that admiration has increased considerably.
It’s not helped by the fact that I’m using an adapter. If there is a way of setting the f-stop prior to attaching the lens plus adapter, I haven’t found it yet. It would be helpful to have a smidge more depth of field control.
Still, I’ve got to know three garden spiders very well this weekend. With the right conditions and more practice, practice, practice …………
Spiders, having spun, stand sentry.
Getting back into the swing of things with camera play around the house and garden. The spider and the carnation shots have had some tilt shift applied. The bee shot is full of layers including Grungetastic effects.
This autumn weather is just perfect.
Yesterday, I caught these garden spiders hanging out in the sun.
Can you see how the first web is all zig-zags and holes and messy bits where the wind has blown it out of shape? I love that, despite this, it still appears to be serving its purpose well for the spider.