The Eyes Have It

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© Steve Cherry
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UploadedApril 11, 2008
TakenSeptember 26, 2006
ModelCanon EOS 20D
Exposure1/125 sec at f/3.2
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length100 mm
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I gently herded all 1/2 inches of this fuzzy little critter onto a large white foam board, and spent the next 45 minutes at various height, angle and lighting with a Canon 100mm f2.8 1:1 macro on a tripod. I held the remote release in one hand, and a paint brush in the other (because that's what you are supposed to use when you herd 1/2 inch fuzzy spiders around your office).

In the end I think we were both quite exhausted, so I released him back into my garden where he came from, and that, was that.*

*Disclaimer: No tiny, 1/2 inch fuzzy spiders were harmed during the creation of this image.

5 responses

  • kansu doÄŸan

    kansu doÄŸan (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2008):

    Woooow! Wonderful macro! Superb! Great DOF!

  • Michael Fuchs

    Michael Fuchs gave props (11 Apr 2008):

    Great crisp focus. The DOF is just right too. I like those little guys. I just posted a photo essay on Jumping Spiders.

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum (Deleted) gave props (22 Apr 2008):

    awesome shot and thank you for not harming tiny 1/2 inch spiders :) that's cute

  • Janice Mezzacappa

    Janice Mezzacappa (Deleted) gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    Wow what a macro, great dof love it!

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