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I caught my little apider doing her aerial act yesterday. As I had my extension tubes on I was able to get a more detailed look at her and thought you may like to as well.
The contrast was very strong because of the angle of the light so I've had to do some post processing. See if you can spot the trick.
Cracking shot once again Brian.
Wow, amazing photo, I do not know enough about photoshop to comment on how you did it. but it is good anyway.
John, Mark - thanks for the comments
Another superb macro Brian. I can't really spot anything here except maybe you have removed something from around the front of the spiders legs and darkened the backround???
So that's where the thread comes from...out of it's bottom :-I
Very detailed macro Brian, can't spot what you have done either ;o) Probably a good sign ! Click.
Thanks for dropping by to comment Helen, Patricia & Margaret. Spinnaret Patricia - doesn't work if it comes out of her bottom, that just makes a mess on our window sills!
I'll reveal all later Helen and Margaret.
Right, got that. I think a starling has been trying to spin a web on my windowsill!
Stunning shot. I think I'll drop into eBay and see about getting some extension tubes! Congratulations on an excellent image.
Thanks Mike - they are a good investment in my view. Look forward to seeing your portfolio develop,
Another fine detailed close up shot Brian, very nice work, with very good post processing.
Cheers Terry, Brian
Excellent close up brian, really good detail in this shot.
Thanks for commenting Ben
Gross! Worse than yesterday's! Can we have some more nice weevils now please?
Whatever you did to the photo it was excellent work because I can't see any joins! Great macro work, I just hate the subject. :o)
Just popped in to say they are talking about you on the forum Brian ;o)
Kathy - sorry for grossing you out! Something nice tomorrow I promise and thanks for looking and commenting on something you don't like.
Margaret - nothing good I hope! LOL
ah, a whole series. thanks...
very nice, really!
Never see the bottom side of a spidy...this is splendid....again, an educational shot. big click!
Fantantisc shot as ever brian. Can't really say any more than that!
I can see where it gets the name from now as it does look a lot like a crab from below.
Excellent macro Brian - haven't seen one of these on the site before! - steve
sze, John & Steve - thanks for the comments
Great work Brian, lovely macro. Well done.
Thank you for commenting Eric
V. Nice macro Brian!
Ian, thanks again
Nobody spotted the "trick" so I will explain. As the shot exposure was so difficult I had to play around with layer adjustments to get the spider properly lit. Having done that I discovered that the spider web had disappeared. I tried several methods to get it propely exposed but couldn't get the lighting balance right between spider and web. In the end had to draw it back in ( a bit of a cheat but not creating something that wasn't there to start with).
The fact that nobody noticed indicates I didn't do too bad a job
Hope you don't feel I "cheated" too much?
More power to you Brian. Not only a stunning piece of wildlife photography, but a master at PS too!
Very fine work all round.
Thanks again Mike
Once again, a stunning shot Brian.
But what's an apider ??
Cheers Andy - I've said it before - Pobodies Nerfect
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