Regine Guillemin  

Garden Guest by Regine Guillemin

September 2020 - Garden Guest

About the Image(s)

Visiting my garden early morning after the big storm . Honoring the beautiful fern I was planning to post here this month) .
But run into this beautiful Spider who was in the middle of my way , at my eyes level. Went back home to grab my camera and try to get a shot facing East. The spider had decided to not move . I took advantage of it and decided to practice my new technique and played with multiple exposure in camera . Here is my best result for your viewing pleasure . Any feedback always welcome .

Settings ISO 1250 F4 1/400s camera Canon EOS Mark III macro lens 100mm

4 comments posted

Gabriele Dellanave   Gabriele Dellanave
Regine, the name of the Spyder shoaled be "Barn Spyder." It is a very common little guy that lives at the expenses of little flying species. And as you noticed they do not move no matter what you do. Looking at your image my eyes are constantly attracted by the fern leaves. Unfortunately the image is out of focus, I suspect that you held the camera without tripod. Remember that with a 100mm Macro lens you absolutely need a tripod, matter how many exposure you take.   Posted: 09/09/2020 22:02:17
Regine Guillemin
Thank you Gabriele for your feedback. Much appreciated . I don't see this image out of focus ( maybe my eyes don't see very well) , it is a selected focus on the spider. But I can understand you prefer something shaper .
I have used this lens for portrait for many years hand held and was happy with results. Besides this lens has a stabilizer.
I am learning something from you,I didn't know I should use this lens only on tripod .. could you elaborate your comment, please? because I am not sure I understand why? my shutter speed was 1/400s...Many thanks in advance .   Posted: 09/10/2020 11:06:09

Marge Barham   Marge Barham
Regina, may I suggest you try your iso400 and f8 and see how fast you can get your shutter speed. I don't know why your iso is so high. I think the spider is a little soft and going to f8 would help. If you have a tripod handy all the better.
I hope to see your fern next month maybe.   Posted: 09/13/2020 18:11:21

Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
I like your soft dreamy approach. In my experience, viewers expect tack sharpness when capturing images of flowers and insects. I used Nik Viveza to sharpen the spider. I also cropped, darkened and flipped the image to draw attention to the spider. I also used content aware fill to remove the white spot at the end of one of his legs.   Posted: 09/14/2020 22:46:33
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