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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:07 pm 
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I waited my cat to "meow" and then i took the picture. And while trying to take a picture of that fat spider it crawled on to the lens and started making a web. Taking pictures of spiders is so fustrating because they always run away looking for shade. All pictures are taken with a compact....


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:12 pm 
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Ugggh, how near have you put the cam to the spider? That must have been a fat one! Very good, which cam did you use?

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Nice work!

PS - I've edited your message title to warn people there are spider images as some people don't like them!


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tombomba2 wrote:
Ugggh, how near have you put the cam to the spider? That must have been a fat one! Very good, which cam did you use?


I used a Revue DC 80 and I tried to get as near as possible. The closest focusing distance is 2cm. I made an A4 print of the 6th picture and it looks amazing!


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No. 4 is also fascinating. The shallow dof makes the composition concentrate on the "monster".

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Wow nice photos!

I don't like spiders lol, and I wouldn't go within 50 feet of one of those things *shudders* (man or mouse, i'll gladly be the mouse!)

Love how you manage to keep the attention on the subject and keep the photos so crisp, and the cat one is great, it looks so surprised (one assumes it was meowing then you took the photo, the camera goes *click* and the cat is like :o )

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Heres a new spider photo and a side photo of that "beast".

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i really like the second one in your first post

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Love the pics :)

If you don't mind, I would like to post some spider pics I saw on another photography forum I go on. And I absolutely love these :) It looks like the most friendly spider in the world :P

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Nehalem - you are a very brave person. Getting that close to a spider on purpose is never on my mind. Great shots though, the perspective of the spider on the railing makes that shot work.

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Antman, how did you manage to get that close to the spider. Did you use a close up filter or is it a crop because I can't seem to focus that close. Or was it just a really big spider? :D

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i bloody hate spiders!! though i have to say well done you've captured the detail very good keep up the good work


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I like #2 and #12. the webing in 2 looks cool and 12 looks creepy. how did you shoot 12??

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Brilliant shots!! I like the web with all the droplets of water on it.. Inspirational ... :)

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I love spiders - without them, swallows and all the other natural predators, all the landmasses on this planet would be covered in a 2-inch layer of flies within a year :-)

Great pics from botg of you. Large up-close-and-personal images of living beings is one of my favorite types of imagery.

Cheers!


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