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Black Spider

Photograph by Maneesh Kaul, My Shot

Black spider

(This photo was submitted to My Shot.)

Photo Tip: It is usually impractical to use your camera’s built-in pop-up flash when doing macro photography. The length of the lens, with or without all of its macro attachments, will cause a shadow from the camera’s flash.

One solution is to use an external flash. The best type of external flash will have a head that rotates and elevates.

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