Thursday, December 14, 2006

CRITTER DAY THURSDAYS -- The Spider That Was Spared


Blogger micki said...

Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Fuji HQ ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/100
Aperture Setting - f-22 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
31mm extension tubes\
Minolta Maxxum Macro Flash 1200 AF with the top and my left (spider’s right) flash tubes turned on
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

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If you will remember the story of how I used my macro ring flash for the first time, this is the spider from that tale. The first shot I took did turn out, much to my surprise. But he wasn’t posing very nicely. The second shot without the tube on, where he’s in the corner, shows how badly the corner of my bathroom floor needs scrubbed, so I’m not sharing that one either. You get shot #4. Sorry about the spider shot, Suby. I know how these things creep you out. I have two more to share, but those will be later. I’ll show something furry or feathery next week.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Eeeeecccckkkk, eeeeck....
(screaming like a little girl here ).... eeeeeccckkkk... LOL. My little weak ticker just about gave up back there when the image popped up on my screen. However I saw enough of the image to know this is a very good capture and all. If memory serves me right, good DOF and even more scary, I swear you intentionaly shaperned the front bit, nightmares tonight for me :(


The Coward Suby

11:03 AM  
Anonymous DAVE said...

Erk! Bugs!

But a good capture.

11:27 AM  
Anonymous armeen said...

i sure do remember the story and i like the final result :)

11:40 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Augh! Spider!! Good for you for being so brave:)

11:41 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

This is a lovely pose and the footwork is so aggresso-characterstic with the front-probe / back-anchor style. I can’t help but wonder what you looked like to him . . !

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Roger said...

Cool shot Micki. I have not really explored macro photography. I don't have the most patience in the world. I do however love macro shots.

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

A very ugly tiny beast. Good, very good photo… color, composition, bottom… Greetings!

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Nice spider shot. I'm remembering the story, with quite a few chuckles to go along with it. :-)

Good shot, Micki. Come on, Suby! Keep a stiff upper lip and what not! :-)

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Dudee said...

Nice captured ;)
The spider looked screamed ahaha..
Very nice to see.

1:04 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

These guys give me the willies. Better you than me taking his all important closeup.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous darr said...

Simply incredible when you put the visual to the story!

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Jeff Ambrose said...

Ew bugs! I don't like them and they don't care much for me I'd imagine.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

wow..great detail and i like white background make it look more pleasant and cleaner look, btw i like to see the 2nd shot in the bathroom also- very interseting:-P

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Taswir said...

Very cool, I was waiting for this pist after I had read your post on this a few weeks back, great shot

4:01 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Good job it's not any bigger!

4:15 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Great shot Micki. I love the centre focus, the white 'background' and the pose of the spider. She does look a mean one.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

What a kind guy! Nice detail Micki, you have some funny little friends!

5:02 PM  
Blogger blackdaisies said...

i do remember the story and seeing her here in all her glory makes you even more brave in my opinion ... she totally looks scary and mean!

well worth the photo though cause its a beauty!

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with the arachniphobes, don't like the things. As long as they are outside, fine. Inside, smush-o.
Cool shot. Can't wait for the furry or feathered friends next week!

6:19 PM  
Anonymous H.O said...

Oh,I'm scared...~~! but cool Shot Micki :)
Have anice weekend!!

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Doug said...

Pretty little spider. The white bathroom and macro ring flash lit it very well.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Chad Oneil said...


9:17 PM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Handsome devil!

10:12 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

LOL Suby! I get such a funny picture of him in my head when I read his responses to your creepy crawly critters.

I do remember the story behind this shot. It's fantastic and suitably creepy too.

11:25 PM  
Anonymous tuan said...

ahh we finally get to see the results of that little adventure. Might have to get myself a macro flash one of these days.

12:16 AM  
Anonymous Solaria said...

This is a GREAT shot. Love the spider. What kind is it?

2:42 AM  
Anonymous Christian said...

Brrrr, when i saw it, i jumped on the table! LoL

Have a nice week-end Micki

4:25 AM  
Blogger Ash said...


4:29 AM  
Anonymous torekimi said...

He looks pretty flat. You glued him to the floor, didn't ya?

4:39 AM  
Anonymous sil said...

This time I can't say this is among my favourite shots :) I'm kind of scared to death of spiders... To me you are an hero! :)

6:32 AM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

I've been waiting for this one to show up. Well done and 'probably' worth delaying a hot bath for :-)

7:22 AM  
Anonymous david said...

i really like the furry detail around the wee beasties mandibles. good shot.
And shame on Suby...a full grown man!!

7:59 AM  
Anonymous MikesRightBrain said...

Ugh. jeez... I hate spiders. Especially a weird one like this. this in combination with the seed pod pic and I'm going to have guaranteed nightmares. But it is a great macro... nicely high-key!

12:13 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

What a confrontation!

8:13 AM  

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