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Home to the Spiders

By Sone  
Taken just because I liked how it looked in the sun. No editing done. The sun makes it a bit "not so good" . I just hade to take this photo.

Tags: General Spider Spider and fly

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paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 9:52AM
Spiders webs with water on attract everyone. You would be better with an orb web or a denser example and a dark background so that the web and water droplets stand out. Simple compositions are all about strength and impact and contrast can give you that.


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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 10:52AM
Spiders' webs are a challenge. This was taken mid-afternoon, I think you'd get better results early morning, low sun catching the water droplets after dew has fallen overnight. You need a web with strong lines - orb or spiral weavers are best - and you need there to be not a breath of wind because focusing is critical. Then try setting exposure compensation to slightly underexpose, and focus manually. I think with your lens at 55mm your widest aperture will be f5.6? Use it, you'll get some degree of separation of subject and background.
This doesn't really have any shape, any strong lines, any composition. A bit of work on the light would enhance the sparkle in the droplets but wouldn't really make a picture.
Sooty_1 8 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 2:17PM
Working with what you had, I think trying to move so the web was more against the shadows would have been better. As you can see, half the image is out of focus bright wall, adding nothing to the picture.
It's often best with close ups like this to set the lens to minimum focus, then rock back and forth until what you want is in focus, especially as you have a shutter speed that is plenty fast enough for hand holding, though you could have reduced the ISO a little to improve quality.


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