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jaspernina 11 1.0k Wales
5 Jun 2007 4:12PM
Great image.



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piccy 11 8 Wales
5 Jun 2007 4:19PM
No wonder i don't like spiders Smile
Varanus 13 32 1 England
5 Jun 2007 4:27PM
Great stuff, nice to see a new angle on a usual suspect!
5 Jun 2007 4:35PM
Very creepy, great shot!
5 Jun 2007 4:37PM
beautiful. Did you take this through glass ?
Phoebecat 12 1 Italy
5 Jun 2007 4:59PM
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

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
5 Jun 2007 5:10PM
like the angle .....very arty
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
5 Jun 2007 5:13PM
Almost abstract Matt. Ron.
HowardA 11 231
5 Jun 2007 5:18PM
Hate spiders, love this.
MandyS 11 9 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2007 6:00PM
The impact for me in this image of yours is those 3 in focus tips of those legs.
Excellent composition and framing.
~ Mandy ~
Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2007 6:49PM
Great effect Matt and a superb image
5 Jun 2007 9:15PM
great angle of view, and very creative..
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
5 Jun 2007 9:25PM
Good imagination here.Effective image.
sparklep 11 146 1
5 Jun 2007 10:16PM
Great image.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
5 Jun 2007 10:39PM
A very different perspective. Nice selective focus here.
User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2007 11:34PM
simple but effective
chrissd 12 304 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2007 7:47AM
this is so good Matt, very interesting how you took this image
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
6 Jun 2007 7:56AM
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.
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
6 Jun 2007 8:52AM
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.
AlanBW 12 20 England
6 Jun 2007 11:15AM
Amazing shot Matt, very different and impressive
davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2007 8:30PM
Minimal but very good, Matt.
User_Removed 13 825 Lithuania
7 Jun 2007 5:08AM
great work!... does look like taken on glass as Koen said!... well done!
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 3:50PM
Highly unusual and very effective.

phototime 12 8 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 9:03PM
Superb work here,love the effect works very well nicely done.

dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 8:39PM
Wow Matt..this is quite ghostly! This effect works really well.
BeiK 12 7 Scotland
8 Jun 2007 11:50PM
I am totally lost....what the mmm... is this ?
Ceciliat 13 6 Philippines
9 Jun 2007 2:35AM
This is a very pleasing natural capture and very refreshing to look at.
Nice one Matt.
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
9 Jun 2007 2:34PM
Hi Matt,
love your minimalist look to this one,natural and your style of work on nature now,brilliantly done.Perfect.Take care.AnnSmile
oppo 12 6 2 Scotland
9 Jun 2007 7:51PM
It doesn't need to be sharp to be a good one. I like it Matt.

CaroleA 11 5 3 England
21 Jun 2007 6:18PM
Brilliant and artistic image. Simple but effective.
ChrisOs Plus
13 2 1 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2007 9:18AM
Probably about the last thing you'd see if you were a small fly. Scary sort of image. Very effective.
Wibbles 10 1 England
27 Jun 2007 7:09PM
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!
User_Removed 12 7 8 Netherlands
22 Oct 2007 10:13PM
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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