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Spider's head

Spider's head
Copyright ©2005, Allan Barredo
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I thought Id tried my hand on the reverse lens technique you guys have been posting here. The spider is about 4-5mm long from head to the tip of its tail and I found it crawling on top of my desk. Its very difficult to make these little critters stay still :)

Photographer: Allan Barredo
Folder: Common area
Uploaded: 19-Jul-2005 09:00 CEST
Current Rating: 7.50/2
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Camera: Olympus C4040
Exposure time: 1/100s
Aperture: f9.0
Focal length: 21mm
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 165
White balance: Auto
Flash: internal
Image format: HQ
Processing applied: cropping (a lot), adjusted saturation, noise reduction by Neat Image
Various: Used Nikon 28mm AF Nikkor ( borrowed from a friend :-) )
Image resized to: 570x747

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Excelent Shot

You did very good with the reversed lens setup, as I know those little creators are not easy to keep in focus, you still made a nice shot. Best Regards,

Fonzy - at 12:25 CEST on 19-Jul-2005 [Reply]


incredible colors and details ! Try to optimise DOF, FOCUS and shorten exposure time ( needs light)

Dirk Guttmann at 13:17 CEST on 19-Jul-2005 [Reply]


Thanks Fons.

The reverse setup is difficult specially if you do it by hand (with no tripod and adaptor for the lens) but its fun to play catch up with these beautiful insects :)

Allan Barredo at 02:33 CEST on 20-Jul-2005 [Reply]


Thanks Dirk.

I also figured it needs light :-), that shot was taken with my desk lamp and computer monitor as light sources. Now that I finally know how to make this reverse lens work for me, I think Im going to take it outdoors and find some insects to cooperate with my *experiments* - that is if I can find time away from my computer :P

Allan Barredo at 02:38 CEST on 20-Jul-2005 [Reply]


HEY NICE SHOT! But its not an insect. Its an arachnid!
got 8 legs!

ian barredo at 03:35 CEST on 09-Oct-2005 [Reply]