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Romantic dinner for the spider and his lady

By andgramar  
I started off trying to get both the spider and ladybird in focus but using bellows, it wasn't possible due to the narrow DOF.

I decided having the Ladybird in focus would give a better feel to the photo.

All comments/views welcome.

Tags: Canon Macro Web Spider Ladybird Lunch Close-up and macro Dinner Wildlife and nature

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joolsb 15 27.1k 38 Switzerland
3 Nov 2006 10:46AM
Seems like a competent wildlife shot to me. With a little more in the way of description to go on, you'd probably get better critique.

For example, do you feel you've succeeded in doing what you set out to do when you took the shot? What do you think could be improved?

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3 Nov 2006 12:18PM
Thanks for looking and the advice.
joolsb 15 27.1k 38 Switzerland
3 Nov 2006 3:26PM

We're here to help but it's always useful to know where to start, how to pitch the critique, what issues need to be adressed, etc., etc. So a few words from you about what you want to gain from the critique is enormously helpful to anyone trying to provide useful information.
joolsb 15 27.1k 38 Switzerland
4 Nov 2006 10:08AM
I think the effect works well. Having the ladybird in focus, rather than the spider, makes the spider appear more threatening - an indistinct shape creeping up on the ladybird. It's a slightly unusual take on the more usual spider's web shot and all the better for it, imo.
4 Nov 2006 2:29PM
Thanks for the comments Julian, that was the aim of it, I guess it might have been better if I could have got more of the web in focus but like I mentioned...difficult to do using bellows.


ulstertower 13 54
25 Nov 2006 3:29PM
I think you were correct to have the ladybird in focus instead of the spider as this photograph shows the real reason why spiders build their webs.

This makes it more interesting than the water drops theme we see alot of with regards to spiders webs.

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