NOT for the forum's arachnophobes!!!

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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Spiders in front of our house (there are so many of them) in orange, blue and green (all in the same place, really, but I twisted and bowed and turned so I'd get these different backgrounds).

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    (I used flash in -2 for these).
     
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    You made me curious with the thread's title..now that I looked..i'm all ichy! :s

    nice close ups though, i love the different coloured backgrounds...
     
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    for real i love the different colors in the background. serious props.
     
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    love the blue one - you can see his eyes and everything... nice (and evil looking) ;)
     
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    You have beautiful shots! Im not trying to steal your post or anything but here is a shot of one of my tarantulas. His name is Binary!
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    Since you are a super moderator I feel rather strange saying anything but wonderful shots and they are but I would really love to see that web archored to something in the shot. Just a corner maybe. Now dont beat up on me too bad
     
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't like spiders and snakes
    And that ain't what it takes to love me
    Like I wanna be loved by you
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Mysteryscribe: I never beat people. So no worries.
    When I took these, I was more concentrated on the close-ups, the detail, and the backgrounds (first is the wall of our house in late evening sun light and so blurred that you can no longer see it is klinker bricks, really, second is the sky, which was no hard guess, I think, and third is our next-door neighbour's garden, well, some part of it). So for these I did not worry about anchoring points.

    And I like how the web looks like some sort of trampoline in the "green" pic... did you mean THAT as the one that would need to show the anchor point?

    And hey, you were all warned!
    Why do those who don't like spiders come in then? :greenpbl:
     
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    If you like it then nothing else really matters. In the end we only have to please ourselves.
     
  10. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well then :D...
    (And for the "green" one I tried for once to get a different perspective of a spider in her web and tried to shoot from the side, STILL getting this close ... actually it was HANGING underneath ... this was rotated by 180° for better viewing).
     
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    Even more creepy things!?!? :) and very nice they are too. Do you have any kind of exposure compensation on the on camera flash? I think it really is turning out well, and was wondering what you could do, the only things i could come up with are either to under expose the shot and then brighten it up in photoshop a bit, or otherwise to get a bit of tracing paper and tape it to a UV filter or something similar so as it can sit on the front of the camera. I have had some pretty good results using tracing paper like this as it works very well as a diffuser, it gives an almost lightbox quality but still with a slight directional shadow as the on camera flash is to one side of the lense but there is light everywhere. I actually prefere it to my rign flash, it is just a bit impracticle to carry about and difficult o see the subject when you are not looking through the viewfinder.
    tim
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, I set the flash exposure compensation to -2 (lowest I can go via the menu) and did not use any further diffusers or so. Actually I had only just stepped out of the front door meaning to put on the rollerblades to go out on my tour when I saw these big spider webs all over the bushes in our nextdoor neighbour's garden (semidetached house). So these were some very spur-of-the-moment photos for which I did not bring the cut-open opaque film roll that I sometimes shove over the flash ...

    I'm glad you like these :D.
     

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