Arachnaphobes beware...

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  1. Bend The Light

    Bend The Light No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hated every second taking this...sweating, shuddering wreck when I'd done!

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    Ah. Whenever I read "Arachnophobes beware" I know I MUST come and look!! (I don't mind spiders at all, must be because all those we get here are totally harmless, there aren't any poisonous ones in my country).

    And I like what I see.
    What technique (in order to get the macro effect) did you use here?
    Have you got yourself a dedicated macro lens by now?

    And how did you light this. Sunlight only?
     
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    No, no macro lens. I had a 35mm f2.8 M42 manual lens on (I think) about 25mm of macro tube. The lens was almost touching the spider (yuuueeerrrggh!).
    For light, I had the on board flash and an old big flash gun on a bracket on the camera, diffused with toilet roll!
    The OCF was triggered by light triggers as it's fry the camera if connected.

    The spider was in the house, up near the ceiling. He was not nice. :(

    Some PP, levels and so on - blown out the ceiling white, better contrast.
     
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    Great shot! Love the angle. :thumbup:

    Yeah on stuff like this blown white is just fine. I might even go in and remove any detail from the surface he is on. Make it all white so the subject gets all the focus.
     
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    Thanks...from you, I know I'm doing ok. :D
     

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