Jesslyn Saw | Home Sweet Home



Name: Jesslyn Saw
Picture title: Home Sweet Home
Category: Animals
Occupation: Research Assistant

Jesslyn says:
‘I was visiting family in a small town in Malaysia called Taiping, where my father’s house is close to a small jungle area. I would wander around his garden with my camera every day, looking closely at the leaves and flowers. It was very hot and humid, and rained every afternoon without fail. I found that the best time to look for insects and spiders was in the mornings and late afternoon after the rain. The humidity was a problem though, because it caused condensation in the lens and some days, barely half an hour would go by before I had to stop because of the moisture. But my patience was rewarded when I found this very colourful jumping spider in a patch of ginger plants – it had caught a fly for dinner. The next morning, I visited the same patch of plants and I saw that it had built a little nest for itself. However, it never went back to its nest that day. But on the third morning I found it inside its nest and managed to capture this photo.’

Technical information:
Olympus OM-D EM-5 mark II
Olympus m.Zuiko 60mm macro
ISO 200
Accessories: Olympus flash FL600R and homemade diffuser
Post processing: Adobe Lightroom

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