I’m not one that does much macro work. However, I saw this spider and thought I would try something different.
I used a Sigma 28mm macro lens for the Olympus OM system. I had the lens, then a OM to 4/3 adapter, then a extension tube, and finally a 4/3 to m43 adapter!
This was shot at f22 with a FL-50R directly next to it. The lens was almost touching the spider.
Taken in Evanston, Illinois
A nice little trick one can do to make some long exposures look even longer is to bring the clarity down in Photoshop Raw in the necessary parts of the image. You can bring clarity back to parts of the image with the “adjustment brush”.
Exposure 6 seconds
Focal Length42 mm
(water droplets on a window screen reflecting another window across the courtyard…)
Exposure0.008 sec (1/125)
Focal Length32 mm
This was entered into the Chicago Botanic Garden’s photo contest and won “best landscape”