Today I found a little jumping spider which in my opinion are rather cute with those great big eyes up front that look like old car headlights.
Normally I take the camera outside with a flash and then struggle to get the spider, leaves and hands to remain steady enough to get a shot before the spider decides that she has had enough. Also considering that I am using a MPE 65 which focusses by moving the camera closer or further away it is fraught with frustration. Usually I don’t even get a shot worth publishing.
However today I found the spider with its spun hidy-hole so I brought the leaf and spider inside where I could use a big strobe. Was much more comfortable, no breeze, no cold air and a comfy chair to sit in while I worked.
Below are the results and if you don’t like spiders then stop here and look no further. Otherwise enjoy. Oh by the way these are at about 4 time normal size. The great advantage of using the MPE 65 is the magnification one can use.