Macro with the Fuji HS10
And along comes a spider.
While sitting on the deck and having a coffee this morning I spotted this large Orb-web Spider quietly trussing up yet another wayward grass fly. The web it was sitting in, is about 25cm in diameter and attached to the veranda upright and our large market umbrella. Looks like a spot of bug spray is in order.My wife commented that it would be interesting to see a photo of said spider, so out comes the HS10, switch to Macro mode and poke the lens right in the spiders face. It wasnt fazed at all by this, and just kept on wrapping up its meal.
Photos two and three are taken in standard macro mode and the balance of the images are taken using thesuper macro setting. The lens to spider distance was about 4 inches (100mm) for most of these shots. Camera was set to “P” mode with the white balance set on auto and the Ev set to 0.0 as it was reasonably overcast today. All photos have had PP work done in Lightroom 3.0. I will do a couple of the originals in Photoscape just to see if there is a difference in the IQ of the final file.
Look carefully at image 4 and you can see the two main eyes of the spider.