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Arachnobat

By brian1208
I caught my little apider doing her aerial act yesterday. As I had my extension tubes on I was able to get a more detailed look at her and thought you may like to as well.

The contrast was very strong because of the angle of the light so I've had to do some post processing. See if you can spot the trick.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: PatriciaWilson, Terry L, brm and 12 more


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Comments


johnjohn01 14 58 England
21 May 2004 6:28AM
Cracking shot once again Brian.

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markah 12 25
21 May 2004 6:30AM
Wow, amazing photo, I do not know enough about photoshop to comment on how you did it. but it is good anyway.

Mark
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
21 May 2004 6:52AM
John, Mark - thanks for the comments

Brian
helendixon 12 30 United Kingdom
21 May 2004 7:02AM
Another superb macro Brian. I can't really spot anything here except maybe you have removed something from around the front of the spiders legs and darkened the backround???
Well done.

Helen
21 May 2004 7:13AM
So that's where the thread comes from...out of it's bottom :-I

Click!
naturenut 13 1.8k England
21 May 2004 7:26AM
Very detailed macro Brian, can't spot what you have done either ;o) Probably a good sign ! Click.
Margaret.
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
21 May 2004 7:48AM
Thanks for dropping by to comment Helen, Patricia & Margaret. Spinnaret Patricia - doesn't work if it comes out of her bottom, that just makes a mess on our window sills! Smile

I'll reveal all later Helen and Margaret.

Brian
21 May 2004 7:55AM
Right, got that. I think a starling has been trying to spin a web on my windowsill!
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
21 May 2004 7:57AM
Smile
novocastria 12 102
21 May 2004 8:18AM
Stunning shot. I think I'll drop into eBay and see about getting some extension tubes! Congratulations on an excellent image.
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
21 May 2004 8:20AM
Thanks Mike - they are a good investment in my view. Look forward to seeing your portfolio develop,

Brian
Terry L Plus
12 590 5 England
21 May 2004 8:22AM
Another fine detailed close up shot Brian, very nice work, with very good post processing.

Regards
Terry.
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
21 May 2004 8:24AM
Cheers Terry, Brian
brm 12 76
21 May 2004 8:44AM
Excellent close up brian, really good detail in this shot.

b
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
21 May 2004 9:57AM
Thanks for commenting Ben

Brian
KathyW 13 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
21 May 2004 10:17AM
Gross! Worse than yesterday's! Can we have some more nice weevils now please?
Whatever you did to the photo it was excellent work because I can't see any joins! Great macro work, I just hate the subject. :o)
naturenut 13 1.8k England
21 May 2004 10:53AM
Just popped in to say they are talking about you on the forum Brian ;o)
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
21 May 2004 10:57AM
Kathy - sorry for grossing you out! Smile Something nice tomorrow I promise and thanks for looking and commenting on something you don't like.

Margaret - nothing good I hope! LOL

Brian
noseprints 12 576
21 May 2004 11:43AM
ah, a whole series. thanks...

very nice, really!
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
21 May 2004 11:44AM
Thanks Lucie

Brian
sze4j 12 56 Singapore
21 May 2004 6:20PM
Never see the bottom side of a spidy...this is splendid....again, an educational shot. big click!
=)
fishiee 12 478 3 United Kingdom
21 May 2004 8:50PM
Fantantisc shot as ever brian. Can't really say any more than that!

I can see where it gets the name from now as it does look a lot like a crab from below.

John
seven21 12 196
21 May 2004 9:02PM
Excellent macro Brian - haven't seen one of these on the site before! - steve
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
21 May 2004 9:02PM
sze, John & Steve - thanks for the comments

Brian
ericfaragh 12 132 3 United Kingdom
22 May 2004 7:44AM
Great work Brian, lovely macro. Well done.
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
22 May 2004 5:04PM
Thank you for commenting Eric

Brian
IanA 12 3.0k 12 England
23 May 2004 5:25AM
V. Nice macro Brian!

Ian (clicked)
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 May 2004 6:23AM
Ian, thanks again

Brian
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 May 2004 1:49PM
Nobody spotted the "trick" so I will explain. As the shot exposure was so difficult I had to play around with layer adjustments to get the spider properly lit. Having done that I discovered that the spider web had disappeared. I tried several methods to get it propely exposed but couldn't get the lighting balance right between spider and web. In the end had to draw it back in ( a bit of a cheat but not creating something that wasn't there to start with).

The fact that nobody noticed indicates I didn't do too bad a job Smile

Hope you don't feel I "cheated" too much?

Brian
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
26 May 2004 7:14PM
More power to you Brian. Not only a stunning piece of wildlife photography, but a master at PS too!
Very fine work all round.

Mike
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
27 May 2004 5:11AM
Thanks again Mike Smile

Brian
zippie 12 1.3k England
3 Jun 2004 6:09PM
Once again, a stunning shot Brian.

But what's an apider ??
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2004 6:07AM
Cheers Andy - I've said it before - Pobodies Nerfect Smile

Brian

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