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Itsy Bitsy Spider
Itsy Bitsy Spider

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Challenge: Nursery Rhyme Character(s) (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date: Sep 28, 2014
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2014

Thanks all for the kind votes and comments! I never expected this kind of finish.

This spider is not really itsy bitsy, but not that big either. I got in really really close with my 100mm macro, and did some focus stacking for more detail. The overall size of the spider was about the size of a U.S. nickel.

Some commented on the lighting. This was lit with a flash in an umbrella. The Flash was also pretty close to it. I'm very surprised that it didn't spook and run away.

The background gradient is because this was in my hot tub gazebo, and the white part is from the frosted window while the dark part is from the wood. The hardest thing about this shot (besides keeping my son away from the spider) was getting that background to not be distracting.

Place: 5 out of 21
Avg (all users): 6.1233
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.3571
Avg (non-participants): 6.3051
Views since voting: 923
Views during voting: 178
Votes: 73
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/10/2014 08:13:05 AM
Congrats on the HM. Nice work.
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10/10/2014 12:53:29 AM
Guess I'm not the only one who thinks you have trouble determining what's itsy bitsy, LOL

Congrats on the HM
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10/10/2014 12:17:16 AM
HUGE spider... GREAT HM!

Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/06/2014 11:09:03 PM
Itsy Bitsy looks pretty big here!
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10/06/2014 05:15:02 PM
Doesn't look so itsy bitsy on my monitor! LOL! Nice shot full of details and the hint of a web.
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10/05/2014 11:34:18 AM
Ok, what part of ITSY BITSY don't you understand!!!! Heebie jeebies everywhere!!!!
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10/03/2014 09:10:16 AM
good macro
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10/03/2014 01:03:09 AM
This is really well lit.
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