Any excuse for better equipment, eh? ;)
i think i could really get away with a diopter at this point, all i need is center focus....
Consider extension tubes..... Or even a bellows if you're on a tripod.
For something like this extensions on a telephoto lens would do well.... good macro, great rendition, and a reasonable working distance.
A clickenzee embiggens the smallest beast!
the hoya +1, 2, & 4 set (or any brand, really) is super cheap on ebay.
i wanted to ask you about your macro + reversed 50. can you do that with duct tape? or do you need a spacer??
it's better to just get a cheap reverse screw mount ring. you can also reverse a 50 straight to the camera with a reverse mount specifically for your camera.
I am so madly in love with your icon.
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! They are so wee! But so, so pretty.
Well, you are all set. When David and I bought our first Minneapolis house, we had to have it professionally dealt with because the previous owners had had Fleas of Unusual Toughness. The exterminators warned us repeatedly that their horrible poisons Did Not Work on Spiders. We kept saying that that was fine. For all the years we lived in that house, we had spiders, and if we had anything else at all it was not for long because the spiders would eat whatever it was. I hope your homegrown spiders do well even without a preliminary toxic sweep.
OOOoh. Lovely pictures.
And not to dwell on something unpleasant, but it weighs heavily on my mind... spiders eat bedbugs. (You understand why this has been on my mind, right?) So now you have some extra protection.
Congrats! Loving these spider photos. We have a orb weaver outside our door. her web is up near the light bulb to catch moths. She started out tiny a few weeks ago and she's getting bigger. She's beautiful too. I can't wait until she is HUGE and hanging outside our door to welcome visitors. Watch-Spider!
By the shape, those look like baby Black Widows. I love Black Widows. They are The Awesome of spiders.
not so long ago, kyle posted a photo of the momma, who is not a black widow. also i'm not sure they'd be as happy to have a black widow momma in the same house as all their cats...
Maybe they will knit you sweaters and scarves when they grow up.
they'll be 10x stronger than steel and once i've put one on, i won't ever be able to get it off!
Congratulations! They are very cute.
But aren't you and Trillian GRANDparents?
Congrats! They are so cute and so tiny!
I like to have a spider in the house. Don't know if it's the German in me or just the part that doesn't like the little bugs that can pop up seemingly out of nowhere.
It's amazing how delicate and tiny and translucent they are, yet all complete, down to their miniscule little hair! I'm not such a spider fan, but the intricacy of these creatures is amazing! Besides, they are thousands of miles from here, and unlikely to come and get me.
Very cute! I look forward to seeing pictures of them as they grow up.
Doesn't that make you grandparents?
Congratulations -- just in time for Father's Day!
Nature is just SO AMAZING. The photos are great.
We have largely made a pact with spiders in our home that as long as they don't venture too far into our space, they're welcome, because they eat things we don't want here. I am not certain I'd be able to cope with a whole passel of babies in a cupboard, though.
All I can think to say is "Salutations!"
When they're bigger across than a broom handle, I try to persuade them to move outdoors. Golden orb spinners are rather impressive, too, but do stay outside. This was, I think a huntsman spider, close to three inches or so toe tip to toe tip, and apparently introduced into Nicaragua.Edited at 2012-06-21 03:11 am (UTC)
Awwwww! So glad you guys didn't kill them like most people would have.