A challenging night shoot! Lacking a macro capability for the Fuji kit, I initially reached in the drawer to use the old Nikon/Tamron combination, but the battery was flat, so the Fuji had to do.
Night Spider 2
A nice looking spider building a beautiful web in the back yard, backlit with a torch.
Night Spider 3
Night Spider 1
All shot using Fuji X-E3 and 55-200 zoom and the little clip on flash that came with the camera. A bit of a learning exercise trying to get the best from the focus and viewfinder in the dark.
I'm sure the passers-by walking their dogs were wondering what the torch and flash were about - but watching the spider was fascinating.
I did read that there will be a new option for Fuji macro work - Laowa have just released a 65mm 2x macro in Fuji mount, only compromise being manual focus, but that isn't too big an issue for macro work.
Probably a Orb-weaving Spider, Eriophora biapicata, although the patterning on the abdomen of this one doesn't seem as distinct as the reference pictures I've seen.
Just about to settle down the for the evening on Sunday, when I spotted this guy in the corner. (it might actually mean I can give a weekly photo challenge a go for this year...)
White Tail Face
Looks a bit ugly compared to some of the jumping spiders I've photographed before. (What is the world coming to when I'm considering the attractiveness of spiders?) White tails also apparently have a nasty bite which can cause severe reactions.
Usual set up - Nikon D7000, Tamron SP90, handheld single exposure, on camera flash + LED flash light.
Dropping a relative off at Melbourne Airport today, so took a bit of a walk around Woodlands park. Nice day - weather couldn't decide what to do 28C and a touch of sunburn, but tomorrow we're off in search of snow! Anyway, on to the pictures....
View across the park towards the airport
Carpets of wildflowers
And saving the best until last, an Echidna which my son spotted as we were just leaving.
All D7000, landscapes with 18-105 and animals with 70-300.