Okinawa, Pentax k-1
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Banana Spider – Pentax K-1 and 50mm macro

Big banana spider in the garden so thought I’d check out trying to maximize the depth of field when shooting macro with the K-1 and a 50mm macro lens. F32 gives the deepest aperture, but requires a lot of extra light. I used a B1 strobe on full power to get enough light on the subject to give the correct exposure.

1/200 f32 ISO 100  K-1 with Pentax-D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro

Very pleased to have spiders in the garden, as hopefully they’ll stay busy eating mosquitoes.

UPDATE: After finding another spider in the garden I notice there have variations in the color of the pedipalps. (Orange in the pic above, yellow in the pic below.) And yes I had to google arachnid anatomy to find out what they are called.

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Underside of another banana spider (yellow pedipalps)

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