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My spidey senses are tingling!
My spidey senses are tingling!

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Challenge: Fauna III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D
Date: Mar 29, 2009
Aperture: f18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2009

Well regardless of the qualities of this shot, I don't seriously expect to break a 6 because frankly, the subject is a spider :) This is my first attempt at a real bug macro - hope it goes OK.

I'm hoping to at least get a few comments, because although this spider was less than 5mm long, he almost made me wet my pants every time he moved!

This was taken with my 50mm reversed on the end of my 28-105mm. Special thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' aliqui for her help with understanding all this stuff. And thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' kirbic too - small aperture on the 28-105, large on the 50mm - duh!!! You would have thought it would be obvious to me, but no :)

The editing was very basic- raw conversion with exposure increased, curves, levels, rotate and crop, played with brightness /contrast too. Resized to 1280, applied USM, resized to 630, added border, SFW.

Place: 54 out of 204
Avg (all users): 6.0142
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.2836
Avg (non-participants): 5.8889
Views since voting: 743
Views during voting: 332
Votes: 211
Comments: 7
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2009 05:45:08 PM
Yuk! lol. Great shot. Perhaps I might have suggested a POV from above so you can see more of the sharp bit.
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04/04/2009 09:55:41 AM
Clean, sharp photo.
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04/04/2009 12:16:51 AM
I'm not a spider fan. This is very freaky to me, but a great, sharp shot.
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04/03/2009 07:35:40 AM
Wonderful macro! This looks like a jumping spider?, and those guys are tiny! Very well done!
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04/01/2009 10:53:27 PM
too creepy! 8
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04/01/2009 10:09:58 PM
Nice catchlights in the eyes and good use of DOF. 8,
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04/01/2009 01:01:10 AM
i'd be scared to get that close! awesome shot
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