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Arnold Focuses...



Arnie trying to focus on my while I focus on him..

Arnie trying to focus on my while I focus on him..
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Contest Finalist in Insects And Critters Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Tiny Subjects And Depth Photo Contest
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16 Comments | Report
Remraf
 
Remraf May 25, 2015
Great shot!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet May 25, 2015
nice shot, congrats
chuckrickman Premium
 
chuckrickman May 25, 2015
Amazing capture. Congrats on being featured.
nitti
 
nitti May 25, 2015
Gotta love spiders...this one is a beauty. Creatively shot. Congrats on feature
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD May 25, 2015
Nice work. Congratulations
benzy
 
benzy May 28, 2015
fab photo,so very cheeky of the critter
christopherblink
 
christopherblink May 29, 2015
Awesome
MAutry
 
MAutry May 29, 2015
Awesome shot
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life June 09, 2015
hehehe MARVELOUS !! :):)
nitatodd
 
nitatodd July 11, 2015
Awesome shot... love it...
kimberlynicolethornton
 
kimberlynicolethornton August 20, 2015
Awesome!!!
jemoore76
 
jemoore76 August 21, 2015
Excellent, great macro...love the backdrop :)
Chez67
 
Chez67 August 31, 2015
That's a brilliant shot. Great background. :-)
KevinStiffler
 
KevinStiffler September 15, 2015
A real "Shutter Bug".... Nice work!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo December 21, 2015
Perfection. Congrats on all your Awards!
tyraardourel PRO+
 
tyraardourel March 25, 2017
This is such a cute photo!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I shot this image in my office at my house. I found this little critter on my back patio and decided to take some macro shots of him out there. I then decided to get a little more creative...
Time
It was afternoon sometime. Sun was high in the sky but it didn't matter since I had brought the little spider inside.
Lighting
It's always a good idea to use flash with macro photography. Macro shooting is very susceptible to blurred images due to camera shake and flash will help greatly reduce the risk of blurry photos.
Equipment
I shot this handheld, flash on camera (say it ain't so!) bounced off the ceiling. The whole time while a friend of mine helped move the spider, Arnold, into various positions on different objects. This one came out the best for many reasons.
Inspiration
I was inspired by many macro photographs I had recently seen and I just decided to start shooting some macro shots. I had also experimented with water drop photography as well which I thought was so much fun. When you see your macro shots on your computer screen and can zoom in on all the details that is almost impossible with the naked eye, it really keeps you interested and makes you want to discover a whole new side of photography.
Editing
I sharpened up the spider with a High Pass technique, and got rid of a web that had still been attached to him when we put him on the lens of the camera.
In my camera bag
I usually have my 70-200mm f4, 50mm 1.8, and 24-70mm f2.8 with an SB800. Anything else would be put in my bag for a special assignment.
Feedback
As with macro, you should seriously consider using a flash setup. It keeps your images sharper and you can really get creative with it. And most importantly with shooting macro...Patience. Keep shooting, keep adjusting, keep working with different techniques until you find one you work best with. Always experiment with different objects, both living and non-living. Ultimately you are trying to show a world that is beyond our human limitations.

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