Macro photography – garden spider

Highly detailed macro picture of a tiny garden spider standing on a leaf

Tiny Garden spider

I bought a new flash gun for my Pentax K-5 at Christmas which I’ve been experimenting with over the last few months and today I went out into the garden with my Tamron 90mm lens and a Raynox 250 Close up adapter fitted to try some macro pictures with the lens set to F/32 to maximize the Depth of field. This was my most successful picture, taken of a tiny garden spider sitting on a leaf sunning him(her?)self. The spider was about 5mm in length, but at this level of magnification there is quite a nice amount of detail shown. With the aperture set to F/32 most of the spiders body is in focus, making a nice detailed shot.

  • Tamron 90mm
  • Pentax K-5
  • Raynox 250
  • F/32
  • iso160
  • 1/160 sec
  • 90mm + Raynox 250

5 thoughts on “Macro photography – garden spider

  1. Love this picture! As I read the description I thought “hey, that’s the macro lens I’m looking to buy!”, and then, “so I will be able to attach a Raynox to it!”. You managed to answer my questions and provide a great picture at the same time! 🙂

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