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basin79

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This gorgeous lass wasn't in the best of moods this morning so rather than try and get the feeding video I wanted I just got a couple of quick phone pics.

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This stunner moulted last Monday. Linothele fallax. Managed to get a quick video so grabbed a screen shot. Ready for a new enclosure.


Same spider and same enclosure. Screen shot 12th July.



 

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Glad to see I'm not the only who talks to my spiders. They really have beautiful faces, these velvet spiders!
 

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Hello!!! And what have we got here?
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Hmmmm, interesting. Certainly looks tasty.
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Well, it'd be rude not to at least...........
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basin79

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Yeah so uh...how much is the equipment needed to get a shot like that..
Depends what you go for. I'm constantly blown away with some of the pics I see on insta using a telephoto lens and a cheap magnification screw on lens. Or extension tubes or even a phone with a clip on lens.

A screw on like Raynox is cheap and can give ridiculous results. Although you're "stuck" with a narrow depth of field.

I myself use a Sony a7r iii with their ridiculous 90mm macro lens. I take pics of my pets in their enclosures so can't usually "get in" so rely on being able to really crop in to get these close pics. And I mean a ridiculous crop.

But if you took the spider out of the enclosure or was able to get close to your subject to photograph you wouldn't need all the mega pixels as you wouldn't need to crop in.

These pics are from 2017 @LinotheleLover. Just learning to take pics (still am) and to edit them (still am). I took them on a Nikon D5500 and a cheap Nikon macro lens. Maybe cost a quarter of what my current set up cost. You absolutely DON'T need a ridiculous set up for macro pics.

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