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Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:Canon macro 50mm + extension tubes
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Spider - take 1
Username:Phoebecat Phoebecat
Uploaded:5 Jun 2007 - 4:10 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro
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jaspernina
5 Jun 2007 - 4:12 PM

Great image.

Thanks

Stephen

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
5 Jun 2007 - 4:19 PM

No wonder i don't like spiders Smile
Freda

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Varanus
Varanus  932 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2007 - 4:27 PM

Great stuff, nice to see a new angle on a usual suspect!

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Flashman01
5 Jun 2007 - 4:35 PM

Very creepy, great shot!

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MediumSizeUnavailable

beautiful. Did you take this through glass ?

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Phoebecat
Phoebecat  8 Italy
5 Jun 2007 - 4:59 PM

Hi Koen,

No, it was a straight shot with a 50mm macro and a two extension tubes totalling 48mm. This, plus a 2.5 F stop gave me incredibly short DoF so that, even though it was a tiny spider, when the tips of the legs were in focus the body was already blurred. What I did was focus on the spiderís body, move back a tad and then shoot about 7 frames in fast succession as I moved slowly closer again. Around frame 5 the spider's body was again in perfect focus but I far preferred this one which was frame 2.

Chuffed you like it

Matt

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2007 - 5:10 PM

like the angle .....very arty

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2007 - 5:13 PM

Almost abstract Matt. Ron.

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HowardA
HowardA  7231 forum posts
5 Jun 2007 - 5:18 PM

Hate spiders, love this.
Howard

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MandyS
MandyS  7 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2007 - 6:00 PM

The impact for me in this image of yours is those 3 in focus tips of those legs.
Excellent composition and framing.
~ Mandy ~

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2007 - 6:49 PM

Great effect Matt and a superb image

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TheImagepoint

great angle of view, and very creative..
alex

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2007 - 9:25 PM

Good imagination here.Effective image.
Mick.

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sparklep  7146 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2007 - 10:16 PM

Great image.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2007 - 10:39 PM

A very different perspective. Nice selective focus here.

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User_Removed
5 Jun 2007 - 11:34 PM

simple but effective

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Jun 2007 - 7:47 AM

this is so good Matt, very interesting how you took this image
chris

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2007 - 7:56 AM

Arachno-art .... you can even make 'orrible little spiders look arty. Can't stand spiders, but I can appreciate the quality of the image. Won't be hanging this one in my lounge though.

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riprap007
riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2007 - 8:52 AM

very different from you, this is a cracker, well thought out and shot, very effective macro abstracted shot- so typical of yours too. Love it.

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AlanBW  8 England
6 Jun 2007 - 11:15 AM

Amazing shot Matt, very different and impressive

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davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2007 - 8:30 PM

Minimal but very good, Matt.
Dave

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User_Removed
7 Jun 2007 - 5:08 AM

great work!... does look like taken on glass as Koen said!... well done!

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2007 - 3:50 PM

Highly unusual and very effective.

Eric

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phototime
phototime  8 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 - 9:03 PM

Superb work here,love the effect works very well nicely done.


Mo.

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2007 - 8:39 PM

Wow Matt..this is quite ghostly! This effect works really well.
Di

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BeiK
BeiK  8 Scotland
8 Jun 2007 - 11:50 PM

I am totally lost....what the mmm... is this ?
Bitte

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Ceciliat
Ceciliat  9 Philippines
9 Jun 2007 - 2:35 AM

This is a very pleasing natural capture and very refreshing to look at.
Nice one Matt.
Cesie

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2007 - 2:34 PM

Hi Matt,
love your minimalist look to this one,natural and your style of work on nature now,brilliantly done.Perfect.Take care.AnnSmile

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oppo
oppo  8 Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2007 - 7:51 PM

It doesn't need to be sharp to be a good one. I like it Matt.

Phil

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CaroleA
CaroleA  8 England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2007 - 6:18 PM

Brilliant and artistic image. Simple but effective.

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ChrisOs
ChrisOs e2 Member 9ChrisOs vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2007 - 9:18 AM

Probably about the last thing you'd see if you were a small fly. Scary sort of image. Very effective.
Chris

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Wibbles
Wibbles  7 England
27 Jun 2007 - 7:09 PM

Excellent! I couldn't work out if it was the centre of a flower, a person or a spider! I've decided it's the later!
Absolutely amazing shot! Definite click!

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User_Removed
22 Oct 2007 - 10:13 PM

great one this matt. I somehow lost my fear of spiders, which used to be huge, over the years. But this nearly brings it back. I'd put an HC on this one but I'm not P. Cheers, hope you're well. Bert

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