Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Spider Macro

I recently did some macro photography shots of a spider I found and I am here to show you guys. The photos are shot using my Canon EOS 5D Mark III with my Kenko Extension Tubes and Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens.

Before I get started on this blog post, there is something important I have to say. This spider was already crippled when I caught it (it wasn't going to live long as it was already limping), however during the photography progress, I did accidentally rip off one more leg. I've handled bugs and insects for photos many times in the past and this has never happened. Bugs and insects I took photos before were all released back into the wild alive and unharmed. The photographer behind Naturetastic Photography do not condone insect/bug/animal/wildlife cruelty. This was a rare occurrence, and the spider was still released back into the wild alive (possibly as bird food now). I would like to reiterate that this spider was already crippled when I found it. Even if I did not take photos of it, it would have most likely ended up in a bird's belly either way (there are a lot of birds outside of my house). I most likely managed to prolong its life for about an hour as I did these shots. I am by no means happy I accidentally ripped two legs off of this thing. I felt bad for it.

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To see my best macro photography for 2014, use this link. To see my best insect or bug photos, use this link. To see all of my 2014 at home and backyard photography photos, use this link.




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