Spider, Spider

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  1. Graelwyn

    Graelwyn TPF Noob!

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    2nd macro attempts...decided to take the chance to shoot my Chile Rose while she was being cleaned out. Alas, she did end up on a distracting couch material, but nevertheless, I am relatively pleased since I am so new to it.

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    i hate spiders.....but the last one is pretty cool what did you shoot wit
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice work there, I like the 3rd shot - really close up there! You have good sharpness, depth of field (barring the first, but many macro shots are like that when you go for such a shot - many people try photo stacking where you take a series of shots at different focusing points so that in the end you have several shots which each have the sharpness in a different area on the subject in question. Then manual (using a layer mask) or auto using a program they stitch the shots together to get a single one with a greater depth of field 0 course you have to keep the camera and subject perfectly still for this to work of course.) And good work on the lighting (Would I be right in thinking that the last was taken without flash?)
    As you say the only real problem is the background being unnatural, but you have the skills there!
     
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    Used Canon 40D with Tokina f2.8 100mm macro. And yes, flash was not used in last one. In the others, it was just flash in a dimly lit room with a sheet of white paper held to the side of the spider.
     
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    do you ever get bit by the spider? that is why I wouldn't want to handle a spider, I hate little ones that you can't find and are really fast, I like to look at spiders when they are in a tank....no in my hand or on my back/bed!
     
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    I don't tend to take her out myself, but my ex does as he is used to them. She is very docile, the chile roses are generally, and has yet to bite.
     
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    Not a big fan of spiders myself, but some nice macro work (and a change to see some of your work in colour too! ;) )
     
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    Spiders creep me out to no end...and yet I find myself looking at pictures of them. My favorite is the third photo cause it particularly creeps me out, all the hairs are really detailed, so much so I can feel it's nasty spider legs crawling on me.
     

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