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After a lot of help and advice from Ade and Annette following a debate regarding the macro prowess of the Tamrom 90 SP Di 1:2.8 Macro Lens, I had a play with mine in the back garden. I set the lens to the 'Full' position and open the lens right up to its limit, then went hunting. Julie had just finished watering the plants, when I stumbled across this tiny spider in his or her web, which were in turn covered in microscopic water droplets. I immediately went to play, and this was one of my first attempt suing the settings Ade and Annette so kindly provided me with. Thanks guys, I know I have still got a long way to go, I will try Butterflies next, however we don't seem to get many in our garden... "any ideas?"

Thanks to you all for you wonderful comments and kind words following yesterdays upload. I shall be around only a very short time again today, as I have got to go see myCBIT chap in Tonbridge Wells.

Regards Nathan.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro f/2.8 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:25 Jul 2012 - 9:07 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.7
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Sodden Spiders
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:27 Jul 2012 - 7:28 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Detail, Microscopic, Minute, Tiny, World
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 7:35 AM

An excellent capture, Nathan, and I love your presentation. Regarding butterflies, try planting a couple of buddleia bushes Smile Carol

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 7:43 AM

Fantastic and lovely macro shot,very well done,
saeid

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 7:48 AM

Lovely tiny scenes in those moisture droplets, a good macro and so well presented.
Carole

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 7:49 AM

Very nice , lovely lil' droplets.
Butterflies? The method to attract them is leave the grass alone and make sure there are enough scabious, clover and buck weed. Thyme and marjolain are loved by all the blues.
The also love cosmos and daisies. We just hav wild corner in the garden and I take half of my pics there.

Look at my PF and tell me what you think of my 'method '... Reg setting I use 400iso or more to get some f 11

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 8:17 AM

Your settings have created a very small dof, Nathan, which has captured some of the water drops perfectly. As Annette says, f11 would give you more depth but you would probably need a tripod for a slow shutter speed, or increase the Iso accordingly.

Dave

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 8:23 AM

I love those water droplets on his little legs!! Look forward to seeing more of these from you Nathan.
Ann

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
27 Jul 2012 - 8:44 AM

These sodden spiders are every where lol. keep walking into their webs, Well done Nathan nice one, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
27 Jul 2012 - 8:45 AM

Stunning Nathan and like above those water droplets are superb. Love the presentation.

John

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 8:46 AM

Fantastic image Nathan, i locve the water droplets

Hugh

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
27 Jul 2012 - 8:50 AM

It turns out the spiders, too, can be beautiful... Wink Very good macro!Smile
Regards, Valery

Last Modified By ValeryAst at 27 Jul 2012 - 8:50 AM

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vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 8vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 9:01 AM

Beautiful image. I think the shallow dof works brilliantly. Re butterflies, I plant just about every butterfly friendly plant but have hardly seen any this year. I'm useless at photographing them anyway! Smile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 9:07 AM

This is brilliant, so delicate and fleeting. The presentation is an original addition in this case, it seems to convey the ephemeral nature of life. But I'd be interested to see the image full size, without the frame.
Moira

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 9:50 AM

A very nice piece of macro work and interestingly presented - Elizabeth xx

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wnbeat
wnbeat  834 forum posts Scotland
27 Jul 2012 - 9:58 AM

Butterflies, I have to chase them all over !! Lavender, and Hebe's they seem to love !! Smile An interesting image Nathan, I mustinvest in a proper macro lens

N

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Metro6R4
Metro6R4  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 10:18 AM

Love the water droplets, gives impact to the image.......... Paul.

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KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 8329 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 10:33 AM

Excellent macro work.

regards.

Bob

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 10:35 AM

Lovely capture, Nathan, not the easiest subject this macro stuff! Wink
Trev Smile

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digital_boi
27 Jul 2012 - 10:35 AM

never easy macro for me as have a bit of a shakey mitt Nathan but once you get used to macro the results are very rewarding.
Love the water droplets and the presentation
As has been said above a higher F no. will give you much better depth but you would porbably be best using a tripod for me i normally also prefer to manually focus i find i get better results....

Trust all is well and you have a trouble free weekend

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 11:02 AM

I like the presentation.

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achieverswales
27 Jul 2012 - 11:42 AM

Some great advice Nathan, just remember one thing! The closer you go to the subject, the greater the magnification and then very shallow depth of field so having to go sometimes to f32 just to get part of the subject in focus, hope this helps, like the water droplets like diamonds.

Regards

Trev.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 - 12:01 PM

Original... beautiful.... and very well composed. IB

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 739 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 12:20 PM

Great capture, and I love the frame although I'm not sure it suits the subject.

Best Matt

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 1:03 PM

Plant a budlia really attracts butterflies
but as long as you keep that spider there, I like this image
brilliantly shot Nathan
Lillian

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 1:26 PM

Great work mate. - gary

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exposure e2 Member 101307 forum postsexposure vcard England
27 Jul 2012 - 3:13 PM

A lovely image tones & presentation Nathan.
Pauline.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 3:31 PM

Excellent shot, Nathan with those droplets! I love the presentation in V1 but yeah, a deeper depth of field would work better. Also love the title Grin

Andrew

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mrswoolybill
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27 Jul 2012 - 4:04 PM

Thanks for uploading V2 (and for the pm), it's very simply beautiful.
Moira

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 4:30 PM

I don't mind the frame Nathan !!
Good work.
Mick.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54239 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 5:01 PM

Really cute. And I love those soft tones and drops of water. Smile
Chris

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 5:51 PM

An astonishing image-- this works so very well---

We are recovering from a very wet and thunderous storm-- internet is also recovering--- but I still have the link-- will get to it soon!
Like the frames!

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2156 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 8:54 PM

Great shot
Netta

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 - 10:24 PM

Nice presentation and a good capture on your first try, like the droplets Nathan, Peter..

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
27 Jul 2012 - 10:37 PM

V1 has a better colour than v2, and to me appears a little clearer - love the water drops, and look forward to seeing more macro shots ... Carol

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4264 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
28 Jul 2012 - 6:41 PM

Very well done, I am having the same problems you had with the Tamron so I will be following the advice too.

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 7:41 AM

Great shot. The water droplets look amazing!Smile
Ryan

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 9:20 PM

'Two superbly rendered Color Images,' Nathan~

Stay Well.~~

Ciao~ Peter Wink

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
2 Aug 2012 - 1:07 PM

details in #2 (water drops) are beautiful too...

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