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Ipsy Wipsy

By ChiliMan
Lynne , thank you so much for your User Award on ‘Colour Popping the Crab’ SmileSmile


Now then, people, here’s something teensy weensy. I spotted this little fella on the sideboard by the window. He was curious about the lens yet wary and a bit skittish. He ended up running behind the sideboard (which is actually a long low bookcase), which is where I took this shot. Good thing the sideboard is a bit higher than the windowsill so enough light fell on him.

V2 is the original and V1 is cropped. I didn’t wanna crop too much ‘cos it’s only a 4 megapixel cam and a full size image is only 2272 x 1704 pixels. But it’s the only cam I have with Super Macro mode where I can get to 1cm from the subject. Not that I managed to get that close this time! Pity.


Tags: Spider Small Insect Close-up and macro Super macro Arachnid Wildlife and nature Wee beastie

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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 5:39PM
Love version 1 Andrew.


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ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
6 Aug 2012 5:42PM
Ta, Ken Smile
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 5:46PM
a huge ohhh yes! A STUNNER andrew Wink
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2008 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 5:49PM
Firstly I panic when I see a spider, then I try to get back to it with a tumbler before it moves, then take it for a walk in the garden. The last thing I think about is getting out the camera!
And yet, when seen like this, Andrew, they look so cute, if that's the word to describe them. So well done, it's a super macro shot.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 5:56PM
Cracking macro work with a gorgeous model!
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
6 Aug 2012 6:02PM
Thanks, everyone, and THANK YOU, ANDY for your User Award!! GrinGrin Wow.

Pamela, any spider over 2cm makes me go YIKES. But this little fella was just 7-8mm. I like the "taking it for a walk in the garden"
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
6 Aug 2012 6:21PM
i'm sure it must be at least 20 foot lol!
nicely done Grin congrats on the user award.
little cutie. v1 for me too. lesley x
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 6:27PM
congrats on your award ...... well deserved.
I think I would have cropped it differently
About 3/4of an inch at the top and right side looking at it/ about where the 2 little blobs are
I love the lead in to that cute critter
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
6 Aug 2012 6:37PM
What a darling little jumper, Andrew, he's gorgeous Smile Carol
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 6:38PM
Nice macro.
9 10 10 England
6 Aug 2012 6:41PM
You've got terrific detail in this Andrew and well deserved UA. I too take them for a walk, especially if the larger variety suddenly appear from nowhere and chase across the carpet. I feel quite brave when doing this.Grin
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
6 Aug 2012 6:43PM
Ccat, 27 feet, actually. I had to use a wide angle to capture it Wink

Thanks, Barbara Smile And YES, I LOVE that crop. I'd thought about something like that but then went with "no, people like lead ins and things coming from the left"...and I do NOT know why I let that dictate my choice of crop, but there we go. We live and learn and I really should follow my instincts...and yours!
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
6 Aug 2012 6:47PM
Joan, when you say chase across the carpet, do you mean a larger spider chasing a smaller one? Or a large one chasing you?? 'Cos large ones always seem on the precipice of doing something horrible like running in your direction. You're definitely brave for taking larger ones for a walk. When I see a large one, I tend to go for a walk myself!
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 6:54PM

Quote:Firstly I panic when I see a spider, then I try to get back to it with a tumbler before it moves, then take it for a walk in the garden.

I think Pamela is exceedingly brave.
Firstly I panic when I see a spider, then I get Moira to trap it with a tumbler before it moves and take it for a walk in the garden. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
You must be pretty brave, too!

P.S.: I tried to persuade Mick that some out-of-focus sheep were in fact fluffy white rust from the South Coast.
I failed.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 6:57PM
V1. Small but terrifying.
I'm still trying to coax Bill back out from behind the sofa...
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
6 Aug 2012 6:58PM
LOL...I remember the sheep, Bill Grin

Still got that ironing to do, though Sad
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
6 Aug 2012 7:01PM
Moira, fry up some bacon. The smell will lure a cheetah from a gazelle, let alone Bill from behind the sofa!
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
6 Aug 2012 7:09PM
Ok...I don't know for a fact if it'll lure a cheetah from a gazelle, but it'll lure me from Grin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
6 Aug 2012 7:41PM
You've got everything right for me, Andrew, position of the spider, composition and negative space.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Aug 2012 8:03PM
Fantastic macrowork Andrew, good to see you putting the Powershot A430 through its paces and using it to its full potential. Who needs an expensive macro lens like the Big O's if you can get results like this at a fraction of the price!SmileWink
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 8:13PM
Super shot.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
6 Aug 2012 10:39PM
I have no problems with spiders Andrew.
It is sheep I do not trust.
Don't let that cuddly,wooly,look fool you.
You will know all about it when they charge you full pelt into your groin !!
Good shots.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
6 Aug 2012 10:58PM
Mick's comments re sheep raised a smile as it's all too true!! They do in general prefer to aim for behind your knee though, toppling you neatly into the nearest mud and other things best not mentioned! Lovely little Spider. I've never met a really large one of its ilk, but despite the unsettlingly good details, I remain unconcerned and will continue to "rescue" them from my home!!

UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 11:11PM
Gggggrrr /..shudder.... n all that :-p

not a spider fan..but great macro....ughh I've gotta go !!

Sorry for not commenting ,more of late...can only get on here for longer periods when the wife is on shifts, so wednesday onwards I'll be on here far too much :-p

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
6 Aug 2012 11:43PM
sooo cute with that shallow depth of field it looks so lonely. I love these wee button eyes.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 7:47AM
He is a real cutie - how could he possibly be scarey (from the safety of a computer screen)! I'd love an image like this and I do like the composition (sorry Barbara).
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
7 Aug 2012 11:56AM
What great eyes she has!!!!!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 5:14PM
A macro photograph of which I can only sit back and admire and dream that one day I may capture such a beautifuil image as this. Superb detail, superb natural colours, and so very precise focusing, and use of depth of field.

Highest regards Nathan
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 8:44PM
Cute indeed until he has his eye on you WinkWink
8 Aug 2012 6:49AM
A well spotted a nd captured shot, Andrew, cracking details, V1 for me.
sable 9 9 7 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 8:54AM
I like both versions - well captured with great detail - Elixabeth xx
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
9 Aug 2012 12:02PM
Oh so colourful. We usually only see grey ones. Smile
howdog 9 25 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 5:24PM
Nice macro Very well taken.

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