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An evening snack for Mr Incy.
I took several of this scene, the breeze made 99% out of focus so I feel proud to have captured anything at all. Smile
(Not to mention my fear of the 8 legged variety!) Sad

Julie

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-x Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Aug 2012 - 6:38 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.120298
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Creative (Slow speed)
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Fly pie anyone?
Username:juliewhite juliewhite
Uploaded:22 Aug 2012 - 9:16 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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philhomer
philhomer  329 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 10:19 AM

hi Julie

i am not familiar with your specific camera, and it is generally fair to say not a fan of so-called 'creative modes'... you may not have noticed but your camera was set to something called 'Creative (slow speed)'.

although i would not personally call a shutter speed of 1/400 'slow' it is fair to say that a faster shutter would not have hindered in this particular quest. if you are not yet confident in using the non-automated modes then perhaps look at increasing your ISO in order to speed up your whole camera.

personally i would imagine that some of your blur here is down to the fact that perhaps you were closer to the subject than your minimum focusing distance so that may be something to take into account next time you are feeling brave Wink

well done regards use of positive exposure compensation (f not auto) in order to combat the potential silouhette a little.

Last Modified By philhomer at 22 Aug 2012 - 10:19 AM

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 - 10:31 AM

I like the use of light and the composition. The spider looks quite fierce! IB

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juliewhite
22 Aug 2012 - 10:41 AM

philhomer...

Thank you sooo much for your advice. This is the exact reason I joined this site.

I am really not able to work out what does what with the technical side of my camera. Your advice makes so much sense as it relates directly to my photo.

Today I will check out the settings of my camera as I have always felt my camera is indeed slow.

As for the fear of arachnids...I will work on that but feel less optomistic of my success. Sad

Julie

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redsnappa
redsnappa  111881 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 - 12:36 PM

I think some of the blur is not really blur but is light diffususion caused by the back lighting, (the sun directly behind the plant & spider) the legs of the spider and the plant leaves are translucent, almost transparent as a result of this back lighting.

It gives an almost dreamy like effect to the photo.

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