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macro photo of a cross orbweaver spider

Hi all,

Here is a macro photo of a cross orbweaver spider (Araneus diadematus) that I put up on my blog yesterday. I was using this picture as one example of how to crop an image.

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P8177473 orb spider closer rotated copyright Ernie Cooper 2012_filtered by ernie.cooper, on Flickr
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great picture ! The hairs make me shiver . How big is the actual spider ?
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Great shot!! Gear used?

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great picture ! The hairs make me shiver . How big is the actual spider ?
Fuzzy little critter, isn't it?

About 1/2 inch across. Maybe a bit bigger.

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Great shot!! Gear used?
Camera: Olympus E-620 digital SLR
Lens: Zuiko 35mm macro
Settings: manual exposure (F16 @ 1/60 sec)
Lighting: Olympus RF-11 ring flash (1/2 power)
ISO: 100

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I need a lens that can do that on my camera, Nikon D5100. So not fair...
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I need a lens that can do that on my camera, Nikon D5100. So not fair...
Get yourself a nice Nikkor Micro lens.

Not sure if the 5100 can use AIS lenses...
If it can, you can always fine some great manual focus lenses for quite cheap.

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Used Nikon 60mm Micro also works well if you don't need a lot of working distance from your subject. Tamaron 90mm macro is also a very good macro lens for the money.
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