My first spider shot...

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  1. Samriel

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    I usually don't take macro bug shots - actually I almost don't shoot any macro - but I almost hit this guy with my head while driving my bicycle from the beach, so I took out my 100mm macro, and snapped a shot with my flash on wireless. The focus is also a few mm of, but the wind was strong an made the net swing constantly. The shot was taken on the go, so I really didn't put enough effort into the shot for it to be "technically correct" and properly done - critique is welcome, but please consider the above. :D

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    for someone who does little macro insect work its a very good shot!
    I can see where your focus is lacking a little, but to be honest I think depth of field is just being its usual macro pain since you ahve clear focus on the front parts of him - just after his mouth appears to be where to weakens.
    I really like that you captured its websackthingy and he was spinning web at the time - makes for a very interesting photo!

    You might try playing with the shot (burn tool) and getting it to a full lowkey shot with a black background, since the greenyyello appears to weak to be boosted up
     
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    I'll try to burn the background, black will probably look better than the dark green. Thanks for the comment!
     
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    very good for a 'shotty' attempt. my only complaint is that the texture of the insect seems to be sort of shallow, and by that i mean not very much variation. and that makes it look a little dull. but i dont think you could have helped that!
     
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    I'm no macro expert, but that's one nice shot for being done on the fly (no pun intended).
     

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