Dan McKenna  

Halloween Spider by Dan McKenna

October 2020 - Halloween Spider

October 2020 - Dan McKenna


About the Image(s)

Sony A7riv, Voightlander 110mm f2.5, ISO 100, SS 1/160, f4, captured on a tripod. I shot this fella with both the macro and a 600 mm telephoto. I could not get too close and could not focus stack because the spider would go hide in some shrubbery. I ended using this image because I liked the background rendering more than the telephoto. I have attached a raw of the telephoto for comparison.

3 comments posted

Ginny Salus   Ginny Salus
I like your photo. the color and lighting are amazing. The out of focus background gives is a real attribute. Wish you had been able to keep the spider's head in the shot!   Posted: 10/10/2020 13:55:07

Dan Olson   Dan Olson
Very nice back lit shot, it nicely brings out the colors of the legs. I agree with Ginny about not having the head in the photo. I have photographed a few spiders and when they see they usually turn around and take off fast.   Posted: 10/11/2020 07:14:36

Donna McFarland   Donna McFarland
Hi Dan - I love this. I do agree with the others that having the head would have been great but the way the light hits the legs and accentuates them I don't mind not seeing the head as the colors in the spider draw me in. I like what you have been able to do with post processing.   Posted: 10/19/2020 23:47:23


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