MikeCeglady
MikeCeglady

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Contest Finalist in Insects And Critters Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Arachnophobia Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in 1000 Phobias Photo Contest
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49 Comments | Report
TrinityPEP
 
TrinityPEP March 30, 2014
Adorable, great shot !
harleylynn
 
harleylynn April 09, 2014
congrats!! awesome shot!
chertel
 
chertel April 09, 2014
Congratulations! Interesting subject. :-)
digitalu
 
digitalu April 09, 2014
Congrats!
CharlieBurgioPh
 
CharlieBurgioPh April 09, 2014
It's actually scary! well done ;)
nlhammondphotography PRO+
 
nlhammondphotography April 09, 2014
Congrats on the win!! This is stunning!!
oliverkershaw
 
oliverkershaw April 09, 2014
Nice one. Congratulations :)
Amiqdadi PRO+
 
Amiqdadi April 09, 2014
congrats, amazing ;)
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair April 09, 2014
Nice!
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates April 09, 2014
Awesome shot! Congrats on your win!
Sanzotography
 
Sanzotography April 09, 2014
Congratulations on your win! Did it jump on you? EEEEEk!
kimberlypetersendanas PRO+
 
kimberlypetersendanas April 09, 2014
Is it weird that I love it and hate it at the same time?! Congratulations!!
charlespatrick
 
charlespatrick April 09, 2014
Congrats
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac April 09, 2014
The eyes have it! Congratulations!
zeppo
 
zeppo April 09, 2014
great capture...congrats
Frank1390 PRO+
 
Frank1390 April 09, 2014
Congrats. Thanks for sharing. :-)
KellyM
 
KellyM April 09, 2014
Wow! Great capture. Congrats!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz April 09, 2014
Outstanding photo!!! Congratulations on your win.:)
naturesart
 
naturesart April 09, 2014
Congratulations great shot
looneyatoms
 
looneyatoms April 10, 2014
Brilliant!!! The title adds to the tension :-)
Congratulations!
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD April 10, 2014
Congratulations. Beautiful capture.
WyoGalPhotography
 
WyoGalPhotography April 10, 2014
Wow!! GREAT photo!! Congrats!!
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heatherelainebuente April 10, 2014
Congrats! Amazing shot!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ April 10, 2014
Congrats on your win.
melinagomez
 
melinagomez April 10, 2014
congrats amazing shot!
lulu2
 
lulu2 April 10, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS That is awesome, great pic ,but wouldnt like to be that close
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 April 10, 2014
Awesome photo! And definitely the stuff of phobias. Congratulations on your win!
nicolaprojecteurddb
 
nicolaprojecteurddb April 10, 2014
Contgratulations, super shot
believeit2receiveit
 
believeit2receiveit April 10, 2014
Congratulations on your win!! Fantastic shot!
pegleg PRO+
 
pegleg April 19, 2014
just fab well done love it
CeciliaJbz
 
CeciliaJbz April 19, 2014
Great shot !
R3DZ
 
R3DZ April 21, 2014
Great shot what lens was used ?
annharris
 
annharris April 22, 2014
Incredible shot; was a gorgeous spider and I never thought I would say that!
sherrylbailey
 
sherrylbailey April 27, 2014
wow!!!
xXMartinXx
 
xXMartinXx May 27, 2014
Got to love jumpers. Great shot Mike.
hlambourn
 
hlambourn May 28, 2014
Excellent composition. this is one little beauty I've yet to photograph. well done
fredapaterson
 
fredapaterson June 22, 2014
Amazing detail, congrats.
roccochiara
 
roccochiara August 28, 2014
mostruosamente bello!!!
cmiguez22
 
cmiguez22 November 13, 2014
I never thought a spider could be adorable, until this. Nice work.
PhotoPhilanderer
 
PhotoPhilanderer November 24, 2014
Muppet Show called - they need him back on the set!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita May 28, 2015
Congrats on being a Finalist Mike...
Karine
 
Karine May 28, 2015
what a lovely chap!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer May 29, 2015
congratulations, Mike - finalist in Phobias! (I agree - this creature is fearsome!)
moremdm PRO+
 
moremdm August 06, 2015
Outstanding capture!
karen8659
 
karen8659 September 26, 2015
Magnificent! Love taking macros. How close were you before you clicked off the photo?
MikeCeglady
MikeCeglady September 28, 2015
I love macros too - I was less than an inch away when I got this shot.. And thank you for the compliment!
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson July 05, 2016
Whilst I applaud your fabulous shot I have to say it does not inspire me. LOL. Congratulations.
Scurreyaboutimages
 
Scurreyaboutimages April 12, 2019
Looks like it has eye lashes!
Maadhatter PRO+
 
Maadhatter Apr 08
Wow wow... so much detail captured!! Very well done.
Drosera Premium
 
Drosera May 07
Excellent Macro photography.😀

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Raleigh, North Carolina in a hotel room. This is a common jumping spider that I found crawling around.
Time
I actually took this shot on the counter of the hotel kitchenette area at about 9pm.
Lighting
Obviously, all the lights were on in the place and I brought over a desk lamp and took the shade off of it to add more light. No flash or reflectors.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D3200 with a Nikkor 35mm prime and a Vello 36mm extension tube, all mounted on my tripod (with the legs folded up). I steadied the camera by putting the tripod legs on the ground and tilting towards the spider. The focal point was less than an inch away from the lens, and it was difficult to hold steady for the shot.
Inspiration
I had my eye out for tiny things to photograph (because I had just picked up the extension tubes). This guy fit the bill! Plus, ViewBug was running a 'Phobias' contest, limited to 888. After processing, I just barely got this image in - I think it was the 887th entry. And it won!
Editing
I made the usual clarity and curves adjustments in Photoshop, as well as a pretty decent crop. I wanted the spider to seem larger than possible; I wanted his hairs to look like tree trunks.
In my camera bag
I carry the basics - a Nikon D3200, a Sigma 18-250mm lens, a Nikkor 35mm prime, a speedlite, some Vello extension tubes, and an IR remote. I'm not an equipment hog, so I need flexibility with all of the things I carry. For me, the creative process is crushed by constantly analyzing lens choices and fiddling with equipment. Does my 18-250mm lens have distortion and vignetting? Yes. But Photoshop corrects it all with one click.
Feedback
Keep your eyes open. Sometimes the smallest things are the most interesting. Stick your head in a bush once in a while too.

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