Angie Strader  

Untitled by Angie Strader

October 2019 - Untitled

October 2019 - Angie Strader


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I captured this unexpected shot last year. I was shooting the flowers, which are very tiny. When I reviewed my photos on the screen, I saw this tiny little spider peaking up over the flower petal. I'm not sure if that is a baby spider on the other petal. I used a Sony a7R III, with Sony E 30mm f3.5 Macro at ISO 100, f3.5, 30.0mm, 1/320s. I did not do a lot of editing from Raw to final. I cropped, adjusted HSL, added some clarity, and the sharpen brush a little bit on the spider.

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5 comments posted

Denise McKay   Denise McKay
(Group 77)
What a nice surprise Angie. For as tiny as this spider was you really got the eyes in good focus. I might be tempted to crop this a little more. I find the pink petal at the bottom right a little distracting with it laying on top of the striped petal. I did a crop as an example that I attached here just for food for thought. Really nice colors and interesting image.   Posted: 10/08/2019 18:23:46
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Bob Crocker   Bob Crocker
How cool is that; an extra surprise in your photo. I luv the story it tells - like this guy was watching you the whole time. Good sharpness on the spider and nice color on the flower, blends well with the background. I do like Denises crop, I think it does provide more focus on the spider. Well done, nice capture!   Posted: 10/10/2019 13:22:28

Nice Crop Denise! Thank you! Isn't it funny to think that this tiny little guy was watching me and I didn't know it until after the fact? Imagine my surprise :) Thank you both Bob and Denise for your feedback!   Posted: 10/17/2019 15:13:11

Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
This image has amazing initial impact from this little hitchhiker! The smaller crop nailed it, as my only distraction was the out of focus petal way down in front. Bonus: he's creeping up on that red thing and with the crop, it added the story by refocusing on how his attention is on that bug. Great image!   Posted: 10/18/2019 07:57:26

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
That's a really nice shot of (probably) a baby Jumping Spider out looking for a meal. I know it's a Jumper and I'm guessing it's a baby because of your "tiny flowers" comment. Jumpers are the largest family of spiders at over 10% of the spider population. I'm always on the lookout for them! Really nice image, Angie!   Posted: 10/24/2019 14:24:01