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Jumping spider among a sea of yellow
Lens: sigma 105mm/50mm reversed. Camera: k200d 
Posted By: yeatzee, 04-24-2010, 03:37 PM

im very dissapointed with the way this image came out, but its still decent. I spent a good 30+ minutes editing this shot only to have my computer freeze and die as I click "save as" I can't get it to look anything like the way I had it so im pretty irritated at this point. Still a cool subject however, and worthy of sharing IMO.


(yes that is its web infront of it)
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04-24-2010, 04:17 PM   #2
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it that is how dissapointing shot looks to you...
well, I really don't know how the good one would be

I think it's a great shot and well done!
30+ mins well spent IMO
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A pretty good shot I'd say, the yellow background contrasting nicely with the darkness of the spider. The focus is sharp enough to display lots of detail which is what the viewer wants. Well done.
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Very nice shot. You focused right on the eyes. Can you tell me how big the spider is in real life. Thanks.

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Very nice shot. You focused right on the eyes. Can you tell me how big the spider is in real life. Thanks.
Smaller than my finger nail.

Glad you guys think its ok
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QuoteOriginally posted by yeatzee Quote
Smaller than my finger nail.
Wow ok that is so small. You must have been so close to the spider to take that shot.
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fantastic capture !! do you have this in a larger view? thanks for sharing, dave m
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That is a very beautiful capture and I know what you mean about your computer. Last year I was using my friends old computer as it had a older version of photoshop on it. After two hours of working I was almost complete when the stupid thing blue screened on me and all that work was lost. As for your shot it still looks really amazing and the reflection in the eyes looks awsome.

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QuoteOriginally posted by yeatzee Quote
Smaller than my finger nail.

Glad you guys think its ok
And that is actually large for some of the Salticidae. Its easy to have them walking around on your front element or forehead as well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by yeatzee Quote
Smaller than my finger nail.

Glad you guys think its ok
And that is actually large for some of the Salticidae. Its easy to have them walking around on your front element or forehead as well. This doesn't mean you are quitting your favorite predator does it?
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Great macro. Love the sharp details.
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Wow ok that is so small. You must have been so close to the spider to take that shot.
Yes the working distance with the macro lens and 50mm reversed is very short....to short if Im honest. I need a new solution for more mag.

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That is a very beautiful capture and I know what you mean about your computer. Last year I was using my friends old computer as it had a older version of photoshop on it. After two hours of working I was almost complete when the stupid thing blue screened on me and all that work was lost. As for your shot it still looks really amazing and the reflection in the eyes looks awsome.
Thats terrible! Thanks though.

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And that is actually large for some of the Salticidae. Its easy to have them walking around on your front element or forehead as well. This doesn't mean you are quitting your favorite predator does it?
Yes, I found two other jumping spiders who appear to be the same species. Both are half the size of this one. Pictures will follow later in the week with my new K-7 (coming tuesday!)
Are you asking If I am replacing mantids with jumping spiders? DEFFINITELY NOT! Im not nearly good enough to do these creatures justice and just nearly good enough for mantids.

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Great macro. Love the sharp details.
Thanks!
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fantastic capture !! do you have this in a larger view? thanks for sharing, dave m


there ya go
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tuner571 Quote
That is a very beautiful capture and I know what you mean about your computer. Last year I was using my friends old computer as it had a older version of photoshop on it. After two hours of working I was almost complete when the stupid thing blue screened on me and all that work was lost. As for your shot it still looks really amazing and the reflection in the eyes looks awsome.

The first six words and the last sentence are all that pertains to this picture...why do you keep padding your posts?
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I'd say he is simply relating to my circumstance. Yes he posts a lot, but not in a way like Jct :ugh:
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