Topic: Crab Spider Wedding Feast: Oshiro 60mm 2:1 at 1:1

It had been dull weather since my lens was delivered. For many weeks, I have been using my Olympus 4/3 50mm macro, which gives me full aperture framing and focusing. So using stopped-down focusing at effective aperture of f32, in bright sunlight was difficult* and I couldn’t see much detail in the subjects. So it was a revelation that there was a male on the back of this spider. I have never seen this before, although I have seen, and photographed many M. vatia.

*Live View Boost was on the wrong setting since a repair, now reset.

Also in the image are two dipteran flies, rather large in proportion to the male. I suspect that at least one of them was a gift from him to her.

Not seeing the male, and certainly not expecting to, at the time I pressed the button, and this being a one-off, the focus on him was a bit soft but I have managed to apply sufficient sharpening to show him.

Olympus EM-1 Oshiro 60mm f/2.8 2:1 LD UNC Manual Ultra-Macro, f16 Twin TTL flash, hand-held.

The magnification was set at 1:1 on the barrel, giving 2:1 with the crop factor.

Harold

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/85/1485985.jpg?ts=1498888457

Last edited by e6filmuser (2017-07-01 06:49:17)

Re: Crab Spider Wedding Feast: Oshiro 60mm 2:1 at 1:1

Very remarkable picture!
Congrats!

Re: Crab Spider Wedding Feast: Oshiro 60mm 2:1 at 1:1

Minolfan wrote:

Very remarkable picture!
Congrats!

Thanks.

Harold