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Mr Spider

By howdog
Morning allSmile
Hope you've all been keeping dry?
I took this shot yesterday morning in my garden, i had to wait for the rain to stop.Sad
So there i was clicking away, i remembered what Ronnie (The master of floral photography) had said "Use a black background!"
So i found my black lens cloth and pegged it to the bush behind the spider.
Not sure what type of spider it is but i think its male.
Now the cloth and peg live in my camera bag.
Thanks for taking part in the Quiz i will upload the answer later.

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NDODS 6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:24AM
A rather fantastic macro photograph Iain, full of gorgeous natural colour, superb detail, which enhances the beauty of this rather handsome looking 'Common Spider' so very well indeed. A macro photograph in a new league.

Regards Nathan

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27 Aug 2012 9:01AM

But a fantastic macro far too much detail of this fella. Grin

Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 10:25AM
Great idea with the bgGrin
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 150 England
27 Aug 2012 2:26PM
Nicely done with the black bg, but v2 is pretty good anyway.

Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
27 Aug 2012 7:04PM
Great effort. V2 for me as it looks much more natural....

CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
28 Aug 2012 5:55AM
Definitely colour for me, shows the wonderful detail you have captured to perfection. Carol
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 5:11PM
Brilliant detail,
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
28 Aug 2012 7:39PM
Fantastic...will remember about the black cloth! Good tip. Ann.
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
29 Aug 2012 12:13PM
Super set of macro images. For some reason V2 is my fave. Patti Smile
29 Aug 2012 8:00PM
Love the V2 shot, great close up.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
29 Aug 2012 10:30PM
no 2 for me, beautiful detail in spider and www.
iancrowson Plus
7 211 146 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 10:00AM
Good one, the black add drama, Ian
Tibetan 5 3 England
30 Aug 2012 12:34PM
Green & black & grey no checkered tea towels lol. a friends has lots of Coloured cloth when he goes out and three cloths pegs! does not always work though! I must say for me they both work in different ways in this case, so carry on as you feel Iain is always best, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
30 Aug 2012 7:06PM
Two terrific macro shots, v2 is my preference as it looks more natural
31 Aug 2012 12:03PM
fine macro with great detail V1 good but i think the 2nd version shows up the markings better

31 Aug 2012 9:54PM
fantastic macro
bobsblues 7 10 2 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2012 1:01PM
A fine tip about the cloth it works well here and a great shot.

so thats how its done Wink

fabulous fabulous macro Smile
LexEquine 11 19 United States
1 Sep 2012 9:35PM
'Super Color, Clarity, tones, & Imagery!' ~ LEx Wink
15 Sep 2012 9:37PM
a web of intent
super shot sir Tongue

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