Janet Brien

Janet Brien

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228/365: "The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes." ~ Benjamin Disraeli

228/365: "The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes." ~ Benjamin Disraeli
2 more pictures and one text note above! :)

I've been working on a little seed project which involves gathering seeds from various flowers that I have growing here. I have many, many poppy seed pods to collect seeds from and today I spent some time on that.

When I was done pulling poppy pods out of a cup, I poured the seeds at the bottom into my hand and... why, there was something crawling around! I peered very closely to see, and... awwwwwwww... there I saw an itty bitty hunting spider about the size of the letter "o" in this sentence! So cute!! I placed him on a napkin and ran for my camera! I took a bunch of pictures with both my flash and with just natural lighting, and hoped that I'd get a few good ones to share. When a creature is THAT small, it's not easy to get crisp focus on the spot you're hoping for. I always try for the eyes because that's where we are first drawn to when looking at an animal. But at this size, the only way I can really be sure is to stare with my naked eye to see how it's positioned and then try to get a clear picture focused where I think the eyes are. It really is amazing to me how great this 100mm lens is. Combined with 21k pixels from my 5D Mark II, I have the luxury of being able to crop in quite closely. What a combination!!

To give you an idea how tiny this spider is, it's crawling over shell embossing on a paper napkin! So amazing to me that something I can barely see can be captured so large! You know, we actually have a special lens adaptor, called the Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro conversion lens, which is a 2.5x magnification lens, but the problem is that the dof becomes so ridiculously razor thin that it can be challenging to get the focus where you want it. We've had the lens since I've had my Mark II, but I haven't bothered even trying to use it because I wanted to be extremely comfortable with my 100mm before trying to tack on this potentially frustrating lens. Do you think it's about time for me to give it a try? :) I think I'm ready! The fact of the matter is that I need to begin practicing with this lens because SOME DAY when I have some extra money, I want to get Canon's amazing MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo lens. It's manual focus only and has razor thin dof, but the results are INCREDIBLE when a person can learn to use it well! So...time to begin practicing! :) WISH ME LUCK!!!! *tremble*

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served in government for forty years, twice as Prime Minister of Great Britain. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party after the Corn Laws schism of 1846. In the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth century, the concept of One-nation conservatism associated with him, with its emphasis on obligations to all classes, was highly influential in Britain. Wikipedia: Benjamin Disraeli

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77 comments - The latest ones
Dynamo
Dynamo
Excellent macros...
4 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
ya, 100+5d2 is a fantastic combination :)
4 years ago.
Cheeseplease
Cheeseplease
Fabulous focus work and such a delicate looking creature.
4 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Simply....

.......... simply...........Janet.............

Perfection.
4 years ago.
Simons-Photography
Simons-Photography
You have managed to pull incredible detail from something so small, well done you :)
4 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
You are a true magician!!!! This is incredible macro work!!!
WOW...just WOW!!!:D
4 years ago.
xX M@rtin Xx
xX M@rtin Xx
Now that is a small spider. Stunning capture.
4 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Wonderful image!
4 years ago.
Martyn Gavan
Martyn Gavan
Nicely Captured
4 years ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
Disraeli was a wise man.
Be prepared to push the release button, when the spider approaches and let the image become awesome. ;)
4 years ago.
pillarboxcottage
pillarboxcottage
Just incredible, Janet! From the thumbnail I thought you had pressed a sea shell into some sand but now I see it's actually a napkin. The translucence of the spider's body is delightful.
4 years ago.
Old Owl
Old Owl
A beautiful shot. Well done on your patience (and your luck, too, obviously!). I confess to loving the shell just as much as the spider, though.
4 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
jolie
4 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Well done!
4 years ago.
Katie Rose
Katie Rose
That's lovely!
4 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
nicely done
4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Amazing macro, Janet. The spider's so small yet you have captured wonderful detail.
Have a great weekend.
4 years ago.
Bob Ottey
Bob Ottey
Excellent Macro Work Janet Beautiful Studies Very Definite Fav Kindest Regards Bob.
4 years ago.
Patrick
Patrick
très forte cette araignée pour faire un si beau tableau, belle réussite cette photo, bonne journée
4 years ago.
Meremail
Meremail
Must have rather small appetites :-0
4 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
What a little beauty and its surroundings look so luxurious. Somewhere on flick I have some rough pictures of how to fold to make a seed packet. If I can find it if possible on how flick is now, I'll send you a link.
4 years ago.
Serge Daigneault
Serge Daigneault
Great and amazing capture, Janet,very lovely details.
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Gorgeous capture! Love the spider!
4 years ago.
Ahmad Waqas
Ahmad Waqas
O Yes! I feel the same..................
Amazing macro, Janet. The spider's so small yet you have captured wonderful detail.
4 years ago.
Elen48
Elen48
very nice !
have a nice week-end
4 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
I'm impressed by this macro, but the DOF does indeed become vanishingly thin on tight macros. And George is a great name! :) Seen in www.ipernity.com/group/prime-lenses.
4 years ago.
Karl Wolfgang
Karl Wolfgang
Janet
Quite a photo story. You spoiled the surprise with details - embossed napkin - I thought the little fella was on white sand :)
Commendable work.
Where does Disraeli fit in?
4 years ago.
Blueman
Blueman
Very nice! Good week end!
4 years ago.
Armpro
Armpro
Quite an impression this little guy makes - nicely captured

Seen in my contacts' photos
4 years ago.
Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
Fantastic macro !! so lovely.
4 years ago.
Seb.69
Seb.69
Excellent macro Janet...
4 years ago.
Suus
Suus
as Always superb macrowork Janet, very beautiful all three of them !!!
4 years ago.
Starsprite
Starsprite
wonderful!
4 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
These shots are ace, Janet!
4 years ago.
Angela Parker
Angela Parker
Well done! Super macro!!
4 years ago.
Concetta Caracciolo
Concetta Caracciolo
Bellissima macro !!! Sei bravissima !!
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Super macro, Janet - that looks so tiny!
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Impressive work, Janet! Bravo! Love the shell impression. Have a nice weekend!
4 years ago.
Autre Regard
Autre Regard
Superbe !
4 years ago.
Eleanor C
Eleanor C
Awesome macro capture Janet!
4 years ago.
Dean Morley (mostly off)
Dean Morley (mostly…
Such superb details on these shots Janet. :-)
4 years ago.
Jenny Downing
Jenny Downing
so small
such perfect detail
4 years ago.
Soeradjoen
Soeradjoen
Very clear on this background.
Have a nice weekend, Janet.
4 years ago.
John McKay
John McKay
Excellent macro Janet and thanks for the information.
4 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Sensacional
4 years ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
Superbe prise de vue !
4 years ago.
Chris Sorge
Chris Sorge
Well Done!!
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Pond!!
4 years ago.
Sergio Locatelli
Sergio Locatelli
Have you sailed in "sight", but finally you managed to photograph the guy's eyes.
Beautiful brown eyes! :-))
Great lens, but also great photographer!
Congratulations Janet and happy Sunday.
4 years ago.
Daddy
Daddy
Magnifique mon amie
Bisous(:-))oooooooooooo de l'ami Daddy
4 years ago.
Cheryl's Images
Cheryl's Images
What great timing..this is splendid
4 years ago.
Nourel Lind
Nourel Lind
Superbe macro !
4 years ago.
Pachelbel Canon
Pachelbel Canon
The tiny thing seems to be enjoying his enormous napkin playground
4 years ago.
Eric Marchand
Eric Marchand
Belle prise !
4 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Again, an amazing view into a world we likely would not see without macros like this.
The shell shape lends the feeling of being on a white sand beach. Outstanding!
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Incredible shot.
4 years ago.
forlornhop
forlornhop
Truly an awesome macro! Nice work.
4 years ago.
SkagitLily / Rita & John
SkagitLily / Rita &…
Hello, George! It's a challenge being small, isn't it? Well done, Janet! All three shots turned out well, in spite of the challenge.

That's Wild!!
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of Wildlife!!
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Magnificent ! Good morning friend !!! GREAT capture ! Compliments !!! Enjoy Sunday !!!!
4 years ago.
Antonio Zepeda
Antonio Zepeda
Marvelous detail
4 years ago.
Andi Gast
Andi Gast
Stunning photo! Love the idea with the sea shell!
4 years ago.
Kigelia58
Kigelia58
This is incredible...I also thought it also was walking on an impression of white sand!
4 years ago.
Bruno Suignard
Bruno Suignard
Great!!!************************************
4 years ago.
Alphazeta
Alphazeta
Absolutely amazing detail of this tiny critter...very impressive set and photography.
4 years ago.
Ruth S Hart
Ruth S Hart
Stunning image
4 years ago.
Loco's Photos
Loco's Photos
Lovely composition, Janet! The little spider contrasts with the white so well! Fabulous details!
4 years ago.
Compostpyle
Compostpyle
oooooooooooooo,so amazing. I thought it was really on white sand. I think your ready for whatever cameras they make. You have the eye to work the cameras eye. Super well done Janet.
4 years ago.
Joke Hulst
Joke Hulst
So beautiful, fantastic image *************
4 years ago.
koaxial
koaxial
tiny spider at white sands desert..... amazing, Janet.
4 years ago.
Nancy Magruder
Nancy Magruder
You're ready for this and doing a great job. Love seeing this tiny spider.
4 years ago.
Anup Pradhan
Anup Pradhan
you have nailed this to perfection Janet...brilliant macro
4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Very nice size contrast
4 years ago.
Jean-jacques Delcampe
Jean-jacques Delcamp…
Excellent Shot ...! TNX

Très très BELLE photographie j'aime beaucoup..
MERCI
3 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
George is a cute little Critter.
2 years ago.
Heidiho
Heidiho
... a lot of work you did, Janet - for such a small spider .... !
... my fish becomes "so much bigger", but I catched him with my mobile phone

... okay, okay, don`t let us talk about quality ...... ; ))))
2 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
lovely macro
2 years ago.
H.-Marie
H.-Marie
It's a lovely little spider.
Wonderfully captured !
2 years ago.
Chris10
Chris10
And yes... this is sooooo tiny. I luv it Janet ;)

Have a nice weekend, Christien.
2 years ago.