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    Taken on the waterline on my garden pond, I noticed the spider walking across the pond, he had spotted another spider.
    Hand held
    Olympus : E-M1X
    Lens focal length : 40-150mm & MC20 (First time I have used this combination for macro)
    Focal length in 35 mm film : 601.0mm
    Metering mode : Pattern
    Exposure mode : Manual exposure
    AUTO ISO : 250
    Shutter speed : 1/400 sec
    Aperture : F8
    Exposure bias : 0 EV

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    Jon:

    Spiders are such interesting looking creatures, and you captured that here. Like the angle of the spider in the frame, more dynamic. Not like some stodgy bull frog !
    Like the rocks pattern and colors. The water on the right gave me the impression that there was a shadow creeping in behind the spider.
    Well exposed.
    Not an easy rig to shoot handheld I would think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Stout View Post
    Jon:

    Spiders are such interesting looking creatures, and you captured that here. Like the angle of the spider in the frame, more dynamic. Not like some stodgy bull frog !
    Like the rocks pattern and colors. The water on the right gave me the impression that there was a shadow creeping in behind the spider.
    Well exposed.
    Not an easy rig to shoot handheld I would think.

    Cheers

    Randy
    Randy - no kidding an absolute piece of cake to hold, you have to try one to believe it, I just cannot remember the last time I used a tripod. The 60mm macro lens is something else razor sharp and tiny, in fact so small it looks cute!
    The main thing to remember is to take meticulous care focusing, I tend to use silent mode shutter, so I take a number of images to compare and there is absolutely no wear and tear on the camera shutter mechanism unlike when using the mechanical mode.
    I was initially concerned about the water line but on reflection I think it tells the story about these little guys at the water's edge.

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    Nice job on getting this one. Nice to see the spider by water.

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