Challenge: Unrelatedness (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Date: Sep 26, 2006
Galleries: Macro, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2006
|So first I tried a pineapple soaked in tuna juice so my cat would find it interesting and want to be close to it. All the shots I took stunk (along with the pineapple). So I staretd to look for the praying mantis that had been hanging out under my porch but it has been cooler lately and the season for them may be over. I have a bunch of these spiders hanging out on my house so I grabbed one and popped him in the freezer for a minute or two and set up my photo shoot. A cloudy sky poster board on a table on my back porch in the shade along with this apple from our farmers market. I placed the spider on the apple and started shooting. As he warmed up he started to not want to hang out on the apple anymore so with camera in one hand, eye in the view finder, spider inthe other hand hanging by its thread and a toddler oneither side of me pointing to the spider and apple I attempted to swing the spider onto the apple and take the picture at the appropriate time. Challenging to say the least. Took a bunch of shots and decided to edit this one as everything seemed to be in focus and the composition was not too bad. For all you animal/bug lovers - the spider left and made camp off of my gutter on the back porch.
Overall I am pleased as to how this came out. I am hoping that this does well in the challenge since the picture itself has an attractive quality to it, the colors are nice and the focus is sharp onthe spider. I have no clue what to expect in this challenge as far as other entries - a tough one to come up witha solid idea. I am hoping for a top ten shot here. We shall see.
Post process - levels, saturation, selective color, USM, NI, crop and rotate to angle the stem better, cloned out some small brown spots on apple, burned the spider and his shadow abit, border, resize for web.
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