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Day 2: Spider caught in its own web
Day 2: Spider caught in its own web
johst582


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Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Göteborg, Sweden
Date: Mar 2, 2008
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 1, 2008

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Comments: 12
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OK, I'm past midnight and into day 2! This is what I found in the basement...

Shot with flash from the side, diffused by a white paper. The lens was reversed and hand-held in front of the camera.

The original looked rather dull, but i tried my best to pop it up in Nikon Capture NX (Nikon's RAW processing program). That program really has some revolutionary tools for adjusting exposure selectively...

After NX, save to tiff, open in photoshop, clone out sensor dust, sharpen and save for web.

(This guy is only one centimeter in real life, so you need not be afraid)

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03/06/2008 04:16:01 AM
That's a really neat find and a great job of the lighting.
03/03/2008 05:58:33 PM
Ugh I really hate spider but you made this one look good. Great lighting.
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03/03/2008 05:01:32 PM
I hate spiders, I'm allergic to almost all of them! You got fantastic detail in this!
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03/03/2008 12:53:55 PM
Hand-held??? OMG! The details are just so sharp. This is great and I like that the orange tone of the spider works well with the blue tone of the paper/cardboard/whatever it is you used as a tabletop.
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03/03/2008 09:24:10 AM
Love the dramatic lighting. Excellent detail and composition.
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03/02/2008 01:08:16 PM
Good eye for finding the spider caught in the web. The lighting is very moody and maybe it is a murder mystery as well. Sorry to get off topic. You really used the DOF and focus to create mystery and struggle. I like the angle of the spider as well.
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03/02/2008 11:59:15 AM
Look at all those hairds! That's some great detail! I am unsure of the lighting to the right handside, I find the spider is just a little bit too dark.
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03/02/2008 07:26:36 AM
Cool shot. I think spiders make excellent macro subjects.
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03/02/2008 12:54:15 AM
Creepy, but nice sharp shot and good lighting.
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03/01/2008 10:24:10 PM
lovely dead spider.

i've got a few dead bugs what i've been saving up... hehe...

the dark right side feels a touch too dark, but the lighting definately fits the subject.
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03/01/2008 08:51:14 PM
I am not very fond of sptders and this image definately tells me why.

A good capture for a night shot.
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03/01/2008 07:12:10 PM
oh man, i would not want to find that in my basement! awesome detail.
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