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Lynne, thank you so much for your User Award on ‘Colour Popping the Crab’ SmileSmile

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Now then, people, here’s something teensy weensy. I spotted this little fella on the sideboard by the window. He was curious about the lens yet wary and a bit skittish. He ended up running behind the sideboard (which is actually a long low bookcase), which is where I took this shot. Good thing the sideboard is a bit higher than the windowsill so enough light fell on him.

V2 is the original and V1 is cropped. I didn’t wanna crop too much ‘cos it’s only a 4 megapixel cam and a full size image is only 2272 x 1704 pixels. But it’s the only cam I have with Super Macro mode where I can get to 1cm from the subject. Not that I managed to get that close this time! Pity.

Andrew

Camera:Canon PowerShot A430
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Ipsy Wipsy
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:6 Aug 2012 - 5:35 PM
Tags:Arachnid, Close-up / macro, Insect, Small, Spider, Super macro, Wee beastie, Wildlife / nature
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franken
franken e2 Member 113106 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 5:39 PM

Love version 1 Andrew.

Ken

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 5:42 PM

Ta, Ken Smile

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 5:46 PM

a huge ohhh yes! A STUNNER andrew Wink
andy

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8759 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 5:49 PM

Firstly I panic when I see a spider, then I try to get back to it with a tumbler before it moves, then take it for a walk in the garden. The last thing I think about is getting out the camera!
And yet, when seen like this, Andrew, they look so cute, if that's the word to describe them. So well done, it's a super macro shot.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 5:56 PM

Cracking macro work with a gorgeous model!

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 6:02 PM

Thanks, everyone, and THANK YOU, ANDY for your User Award!! GrinGrin Wow.

Pamela, any spider over 2cm makes me go YIKES. But this little fella was just 7-8mm. I like the "taking it for a walk in the garden" bit...lol...

Last Modified By ChiliMan at 6 Aug 2012 - 6:04 PM

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 6:21 PM

i'm sure it must be at least 20 foot lol!
nicely done Grin congrats on the user award.
little cutie. v1 for me too. lesley x

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 6:27 PM

congrats on your award ...... well deserved.
I think I would have cropped it differently
About 3/4of an inch at the top and right side looking at it/ about where the 2 little blobs are
I love the lead in to that cute critter

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 6:37 PM

What a darling little jumper, Andrew, he's gorgeous Smile Carol

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 6:38 PM

Nice macro.
Matt

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 6:41 PM

You've got terrific detail in this Andrew and well deserved UA. I too take them for a walk, especially if the larger variety suddenly appear from nowhere and chase across the carpet. I feel quite brave when doing this.Grin
Joan.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 6:43 PM

Ccat, 27 feet, actually. I had to use a wide angle to capture it Wink

Thanks, Barbara Smile And YES, I LOVE that crop. I'd thought about something like that but then went with "no, people like lead ins and things coming from the left"...and I do NOT know why I let that dictate my choice of crop, but there we go. We live and learn and I really should follow my instincts...and yours!

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 6:47 PM

Joan, when you say chase across the carpet, do you mean a larger spider chasing a smaller one? Or a large one chasing you?? 'Cos large ones always seem on the precipice of doing something horrible like running in your direction. You're definitely brave for taking larger ones for a walk. When I see a large one, I tend to go for a walk myself!

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 6:54 PM


Quote: Firstly I panic when I see a spider, then I try to get back to it with a tumbler before it moves, then take it for a walk in the garden.

I think Pamela is exceedingly brave.
Firstly I panic when I see a spider, then I get Moira to trap it with a tumbler before it moves and take it for a walk in the garden. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
You must be pretty brave, too!
Regards
Bill

P.S.: I tried to persuade Mick that some out-of-focus sheep were in fact fluffy white rust from the South Coast.
I failed.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7412 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 6:57 PM

V1. Small but terrifying.
I'm still trying to coax Bill back out from behind the sofa...
Moira

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 6:58 PM

LOL...I remember the sheep, Bill Grin

Still got that ironing to do, though Sad

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 7:01 PM

Moira, fry up some bacon. The smell will lure a cheetah from a gazelle, let alone Bill from behind the sofa!

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 7:09 PM

Ok...I don't know for a fact if it'll lure a cheetah from a gazelle, but it'll lure me from anything...lol Grin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 7:41 PM

You've got everything right for me, Andrew, position of the spider, composition and negative space.

Dave

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 8:03 PM

Fantastic macrowork Andrew, good to see you putting the Powershot A430 through its paces and using it to its full potential. Who needs an expensive macro lens like the Big O's if you can get results like this at a fraction of the price!SmileWink

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SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 8:13 PM

Super shot.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 10:39 PM

I have no problems with spiders Andrew.
It is sheep I do not trust.
Don't let that cuddly,wooly,look fool you.
You will know all about it when they charge you full pelt into your groin !!
Good shots.
Mick.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 10:58 PM

Mick's comments re sheep raised a smile as it's all too true!! They do in general prefer to aim for behind your knee though, toppling you neatly into the nearest mud and other things best not mentioned! Lovely little Spider. I've never met a really large one of its ilk, but despite the unsettlingly good details, I remain unconcerned and will continue to "rescue" them from my home!!

Ann

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UrbaneMagick
6 Aug 2012 - 11:11 PM

Gggggrrr /..shudder.... n all that :-p

not a spider fan..but great macro....ughh I've gotta go !!

Sorry for not commenting ,more of late...can only get on here for longer periods when the wife is on shifts, so wednesday onwards I'll be on here far too much :-p

Gareth

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 11:43 PM

sooo cute with that shallow depth of field it looks so lonely. I love these wee button eyes.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 7:47 AM

He is a real cutie - how could he possibly be scarey (from the safety of a computer screen)! I'd love an image like this and I do like the composition (sorry Barbara).
Ann

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 11:56 AM

What great eyes she has!!!!!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33129 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 5:14 PM

A macro photograph of which I can only sit back and admire and dream that one day I may capture such a beautifuil image as this. Superb detail, superb natural colours, and so very precise focusing, and use of depth of field.

Highest regards Nathan

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 8:44 PM

Cute indeed until he has his eye on you WinkWink
Helen

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 - 6:49 AM

A well spotted a nd captured shot, Andrew, cracking details, V1 for me.
Roy

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 8:54 AM

I like both versions - well captured with great detail - Elixabeth xx

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64375 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2012 - 12:02 PM

Oh so colourful. We usually only see grey ones. Smile
x

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howdog
howdog e2 Member 525 forum postshowdog vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 5:24 PM

Nice macro Very well taken.
Iain

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