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Looking into the Abyss

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Looking into the Abyss

"And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." Nietzsche

A big and cute Jumping Spider in a leaf. He is so elegant and looks be an great warrior.

In this journey of macro photography: Seeing the amazing work of this guys =dalantech, ~Alliec, ~arczi79, Lord V. and others, studying and taking photos. I'm learning to admire and respect this little critters.

Until now, all my macro photos have been taken in my house and it's incredible discover an big little world in my garden.

"You humans. When're you gonna learn that size doesn't matter? Just 'cause something's important, doesn't mean it's not very, very small." Men In Black

:hug:

Thank you very much and sorry to being to much away.

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Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Focal Length: 70 mm
Flash: Built-in Flash

Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: 13.0
ISO: 100

Tripod: Handheld ;p
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IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
995x666px 336.33 KB
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D80
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Aperture
F/13.0
Focal Length
70 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Apr 24, 2009, 5:07:56 PM
Published:
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markbarton Photographer
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Very impressive with a simple setup!
You've found a quite original species there that isn't photographed much, and you really get the impression he is scoping out a target - even though invertebrates faces are seldom full of expression.
The subject focus is spot on and the colours are very vibrant and complement each other.
It is well composed and I like that you have left a large part of the picture out of focus. The attention is drawn the attention to the spider but the viewer gets a good impression of the overall scene.

Only gripe - I would have hued out the blue out of focus area near the bottom to make it green.

Nice shot!
ironmanbr's avatar
Thank you very much my friend!

I love these spiders.

I think she was looking to my cat!
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Travis-PersonHobbyist Photographer
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A great photo!

The incredible detail of even the smallest hairs on the spider is purely amazing.

There is a very low depth of field. However, is highlights the subject of the photo, without obscuring everything else.

The title helps with the impact of the photo as well. As if the little guy is trying to figure out how to get down. The colors are vibrant, the contrast is high, and the photo in all is purely stunning.

But no matter what you say or do... I am still scared of spiders... and I am always going to be an arachnophobic.
ironmanbr's avatar
Thank you very much my friend! :bow:
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Travis-PersonHobbyist Photographer
welcome =D
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ILTBYHobbyist Photographer
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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I don't really have anything bad to say about this shot, it's just fabulous. The focus is perfect, the composition is great and the DOF has created some gorgeous bokeh. On top of that, the cheeky expression you've captured on the spider is priceless.

I can't really see anything wrong with the photo, the technical side of it is all perfect.

My only suggestion is that maybe a higher aperture could've been used to get those front legs in focus...for some reason I find the OOF one on the left side distracting.

Aside from that, an excellent shot. It's probably one of my favourites of yours <img src="e.deviantart.com/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)" />
ironmanbr's avatar
:aww: Josie you are so kind!

THank you very much dear friend. I'm glad that you like it!

I love these spiders!
ILTBY's avatar
ILTBYHobbyist Photographer
You're so welcome, hope it was useful :)

I do too, wish I could find more around my place.
ironmanbr's avatar
I hope you find Jumping spiders to shot!
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maxey1215Hobbyist Photographer
Holy crap that is creepy! But still beautiful
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NightlyAngelicChicaHobbyist Digital Artist
This is very stunning. She is definately a warrior.
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NightlyAngelicChicaHobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful picture, tho i believe its a female. love this picture tho. :)
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DestyPanthera Filmographer
Wow! This is absolutely stunning! As a spider-phile, I really must commend you for this shot.

O'course we all know jumping spiders are cute beyond belief, but if you studying them you find that, you are right, they ARE little warriors, or at least the Big Cats of the spider world.

I also like that quote you shared. :-) Just because spiders are small, doesn't mean that they aren't precious.

I just love your close-up shots! Thank you for sharing the inner workings of your garden with us :-)
ironmanbr's avatar
Thank you very much!!! I'm a spider-phile too!
mystickirby's avatar
Its like its watching something falling down to its doom....
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ToothrotStudent Photographer
Featured this awesome piece of art here:
[link] :-)
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Ty very much!!!!
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KittyEatsSoulsHobbyist Artisan Crafter
This makes me giggle. It looks like he is contemplating. Like,
"Hmm, I'm not sure I want to jump off, it looks mighty far down..."
MakeupMonster's avatar
I hate hate hate spiders, but I think this one is simply adorable. I love this picture.
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HKPasseyStockHobbyist Photographer
Beautiful portrait of this tiny spider. The title is wonderful as well.
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XercesProfessional Artisan Crafter
How adorable! Lovely details and focus :)
ironmanbr's avatar
Ty very much!!!!
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XercesProfessional Artisan Crafter
Welcome!
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RichardConstantinoffProfessional Photographer
:wave: great capture :wave: :#1:
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