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Early Morning Spider

By Vicsview
An early morning quick shot of a spider, not using anything special but the macro setting on day I will be brave enough to move away from auto!!

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.


Jestertheclown 9 7.6k 252 England
8 Sep 2012 10:51PM
I don't know what editing, if any, you've carried out on this but I think that it's a touch over-sharpened.
Also, your camera has tried to expose for both the brightness in the background and the darker spider and has consequently compromised both.
I've uploaded a mod. in which I've used the shadows/highlights tool to get back some of the detail in the spider, hopefully without spoiling the rest of the image too much. It might require a little experimentation to get the best possible result.
I know that all sounds a bit negative but don't be put off. It's still a terrific shot.
Hope this helps.

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alistairfarrugia 5 164 88 Malta
10 Sep 2012 11:34AM
My first thought was that the image looked slightly over-edited in the sharpness department and in fact, the first critique I read also referred to it, so I think there's no need to repeat that. I like the modification presented by Jestertheclown and agree with his comment that it's a good shot. Not sure if this is the case, maybe others can confirm or correct me if I'm wrong, but possibly spot-metering on the spider would have been better in order not to lose details in the shadows and avoid having to correct this in post-processing. Again, I stress I could be wrong so let me know if that's the case.

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