Saturday, 16 July 2011

Strega (Spider Eating Fly)

Significantly nicer on black, if you have a moment to hit "L".

Proof, if any were needed, that I need to practice a little more before straying into the realm of macro. The £4.70 tubes I acquired from eBay are superbly good value, but used with the 50mm f/1.8 without electronic contacts, you are left at a permanent f/1.8 and thus a crazy narrow plane of focus.

I wish I had a back to front sharp shot of this spider eating a fly, but, given that I don't, I do rather like the smokey quality of this one; like a vision into some austere, mist-thronged circle of Dante's hell. This one is shot outside against a bright summer sky. Converted to black and white, but otherwise SOOC.