Spiders

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  1. Johann Schutte

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    Stacks. 20200314-Slater-spider.jpg 20200406-Jumping-spider.jpg


     
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    Johann, your pictures made my skin crawl out of glee - very provocative photography! I loved the symmetry going on in the first picture; the second one is just hypnotic, plain and simple! I would hold off on the post-processing if i was you, the natural "ickyness" of the spiders would've only enhanced the image furthermore. Good job on the pics, nevertheless!
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    Great macros. The stack really gives that layers of detail.

    How do you manage to get them to stay still while you take all the frames?
     
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    Always a pleasure to see your work!
     
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    Outstanding.
    Great focus stack.
     
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    Fantastic work; you've really moved out of macro and into photo-microscopy. I would love to see some info on your gear and process that produces these results.
     
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    WOW!

    Great shots !!
     
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    Nothing short of amazing. Just keep them away from my bed. :icon_eek:
     
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    Oh I love it!

    They purdy little arachnids....
     
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  11. Johann Schutte

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    Thanks for viewing/commenting everybody. The subjects are all dead. I try and use old or dying insects as far as possible. I spend a lot of time getting them into life-like poses, which can be quite challenging, particularly with high mag of small subjects. I will post something on my process/gear on here soon. The most important element as far as technique is concerned is light diffusion, which is fundamental to good colour saturation, contrast , and perceived sharpness. Best regards everybody, and here's hoping confined to quarters will soon be lifted. Johann Schutte, Gisborne, NZ.
     
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    Ah ok, understood. The reason I asked was (and I've mentioned this before) I've heard of folk killing or chilling insects and spiders in the fridge or freezer to incapacitate them in order to take photographs. Something I personally quite abhorrent.
     
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