Challenge: Macro X (Standard Editing)
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO M.Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Brazos Bend State Park, Texas
Date: Nov 21, 2017
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2017
|A male Spotted Orbweaver (Neoscona Crucifera) tends to his web at Brazos Bend State Park, Texas, USA.
The last macro challenge I entered a very close-up shot of an adult gator. This year (like last year) I went searching for baby gators to enter in the challenge...............
This challenge came up on my trip to Dallas and knew when I got back I would have a chance to go out and find baby gators 2-3 times, so I was confident I would get to enter a baby gator shot this time.
I got sick while in Dallas and only had one chance to get out and look for baby gators. Unfortunately I didn't find any until the sky filled with clouds and the light was gone.
But I was lucky enough to come across a few spiders to photograph and was able to capture this shot. Another reason I was excited about this challenge is I just recently got the Olympus 300mm f4.0 IS Pro and the main reason I got it was for macro (or really close-up). So I was hoping for a good result for this challenge.
I am not completely happy with this shot. Had to shoot at a higher ISO than I wanted, which means I couldn't stop down for more DoF. The spider was moving along the web, so I needed some shutter speed to freeze the action. When he was still, the wind was blowing to much for me to try focus bracketing for more DoF (which is what I really wanted to do).
This is the entry...........hoping for at least a 6, but afraid it won't get that high.
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