Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Flower spiders

Flower spiders
Originally uploaded by Royjackward.
Bit fuzzy as I couldn't get very close and a strong wind was blowing.
Photographed at the Cabarita Beach headland.

Macro photography

This photograph is a bit fuzzy I'm afraid. I couldn't get close enough to get a good shot. Had to use a telephoto lens and an extension tube. The problem of not having a good macro lens has now been solved. See below.....

I have just bought a macro lens to photograph insects and the inside of flowers etc. This is my first flower photograph using this lens instead of my previous set-up which was very dificult as I had to get vey close to the subject (in some cases the lens got dusted with pollen).
The crunch came when I was trying to photograph a flower spider without frightening it away. I just couldn't get close enough to get a good shot.