July 20, 2018, 05:02:59 AM

Author Topic: Gray wall jumping spider on my hand  (Read 1775 times)

Drainpipe

  • EOS Rebel SL2
  • ***
  • Posts: 75
  • It's all about the little things.
    • Check out my Instagram!
Gray wall jumping spider on my hand
« on: June 20, 2018, 05:44:40 PM »
I was pretty happy with the way these two turned out. I'm in the process of adjusting my diffusion setup to be a little softer and have less intense hot spots. I was running at 1/200s, ISO400, and f/11-f/13 with the MT-24EX at 1/8 or 1/4 on each head. I'm starting to experiment with more flash output (1/2) and lower ISO (200). Let me know what you think!

Canon 5DIV, 5DII | MP-E 65mm 1x-5x f/2.8 | 100mm f/2.8L | MT-24EX
My macro Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/macrobrice

canon rumors FORUM

Gray wall jumping spider on my hand
« on: June 20, 2018, 05:44:40 PM »

Click

  • Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L
  • ************
  • Posts: 10579
Re: Gray wall jumping spider on my hand
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 06:28:54 PM »
Very nice shots. I especially like the second one.  :)

unfocused

  • Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *********
  • Posts: 4208
    • Mark Gordon Communications
Re: Gray wall jumping spider on my hand
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2018, 07:42:35 PM »
Honestly, your stuff is incredible.

lion rock

  • EOS-1D X Mark II
  • *******
  • Posts: 1800
Re: Gray wall jumping spider on my hand
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2018, 10:06:51 PM »
Drainpipe,
Incredible shots.
How do you get your friend to stay still pose long enough to photograph?
You have a knack with creatures!
-r

NancyP

  • EOS 5DS R
  • ******
  • Posts: 1269
Re: Gray wall jumping spider on my hand
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2018, 02:08:26 PM »
That was my thought - I sometimes see one of these in my office, and it is an Olympian in speed related to body length. I assume it lives off the ants that have been making their way indoors. I can understand getting a nectarivore to sit and graze on a sugar drop on your finger, but these jumping spiders want 6-legged meat.

Jack Douglas

  • Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *********
  • Posts: 5402
  • http://www.gohaidagwaii.ca/blog/eagle-photography-
Re: Gray wall jumping spider on my hand
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2018, 08:17:01 PM »
Blows me away.  Any tips?

Jack
1DX2   11-24 F4   24-70 F4   70-200 F2.8 II   300 F2.8 II   1.4X III   2X III   400 DO F4 II 

http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/647784/

Drainpipe

  • EOS Rebel SL2
  • ***
  • Posts: 75
  • It's all about the little things.
    • Check out my Instagram!
Re: Gray wall jumping spider on my hand
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2018, 01:47:44 PM »
Very nice shots. I especially like the second one.  :)

Thank you! It was one I had to look at for a second.

Honestly, your stuff is incredible.

Thank you, you’re too kind.

Drainpipe,
Incredible shots.
How do you get your friend to stay still pose long enough to photograph?
You have a knack with creatures!
-r


Thank you! To be honest I just try to be as calm as I can with them, and the feeling seems to sometimes be mutual  ;D

That was my thought - I sometimes see one of these in my office, and it is an Olympian in speed related to body length. I assume it lives off the ants that have been making their way indoors. I can understand getting a nectarivore to sit and graze on a sugar drop on your finger, but these jumping spiders want 6-legged meat.

That is very true. With jumpers they’re constantly looking for the next place to jump, so you have to take opportunity when it comes.

Blows me away.  Any tips?

Jack

Slow and steady for jumpers. They can be exhausting when they’re trying to find their next spot to jump. Sometimes I don’t even get a good shot with them, so I have to take a lot. I guess my tips would be to have a lot of patience and even more persistence.
Canon 5DIV, 5DII | MP-E 65mm 1x-5x f/2.8 | 100mm f/2.8L | MT-24EX
My macro Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/macrobrice

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Gray wall jumping spider on my hand
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2018, 01:47:44 PM »

zim

  • EOS-1D X Mark II
  • *******
  • Posts: 1742
Re: Gray wall jumping spider on my hand
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2018, 04:59:31 PM »
I hate spiders!

But these are superb images, absolutely fascinating

Thanks for posting (I think 🤔)

NancyP

  • EOS 5DS R
  • ******
  • Posts: 1269
Re: Gray wall jumping spider on my hand
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2018, 09:52:15 AM »
You know, I USED to hate spiders. Then I began observing and photographing them. Now I only hate spider bites and getting spider webs in the face (complete with dead fly) while hiking. Actual spiders I see - I am fine with them.

GammyKnee

  • EOS M5
  • ****
  • Posts: 245
Re: Gray wall jumping spider on my hand
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2018, 11:03:13 AM »
Drainpipe - absolutely incredible shots. World class.
Canon 5D2/4, 70-200 f4L IS, 17-40 f4L, 24-105 f4L, EF 100 f2, EF 35 f2 IS, Tamron 45 f1.8, Yongnuo strobes & triggers
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmayrshire/

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Gray wall jumping spider on my hand
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2018, 11:03:13 AM »