I got my best macro lens back into service yesterday, after finding some alarming signs of fungus growth behind the front glass. It appears to be OK now, so I went looking for a suitable subject to put the lens to the real world test.
Last year, on about the same date in early fall, I took a lot of photos of a spider near my front porch. I called that guy “Boris” (after the 60’s song by The Who).
This appears to be the exact same species of arachnid, so I think I’ll call him “Son of Boris”. He was found not too far from where I had originally spotted his “daddy” last autumn.
I think this is a common Brown Spider (Neoscona crucifera). If any viewer can confirm or correct this ID, please let me know.
This macro photo was captured on September 24th, 2010, with a Canon EOS 10D using a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro prime lens. The shutter speed was 1/125th second at f/16. A Manfrotto tripod was used with a Manfrotto 222 ball head. A wireless remote shutter release was also employed. No flash or artificial lighting were used.
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