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01 October 2010 @ 11:10 am
I don't like spiders much, give me the creeps & make my skin crawl. But they're actually really neat looking if you look closely - just look at the markings on the back of this guy.


Notes to self: I should probably have waited for a calmer day, out of the couple of dozen photos I took more than half were no good because of focus issues & motion blur when the wind blew the spider around just as I took the photo. And the backgrounds for several were too cluttered even with a short depth of field, this one worked best as it's against the fence. Also, flash plus under-exposed worked so much better than no flash & normal exposure.

And what was with all the spiders facing downwards on the day I went out to photograph them? I think it'd be a better photo if it was crawling up the frame! Flipping it 180° didn't work, there seem to be enough cues in the blurry fence for it to look upside down.
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8bit plastic love machine: vivigravilim on October 2nd, 2010 06:46 am (UTC)
On one hand, that's a really good picture, and it does have really cool markings.

On the other hand, I don't want to look at it because it's a honkin' big spider. And I don't have spider fears, but that's a little more large and in charge than I'm terribly comfortable with. ;)
Margaretpling on October 2nd, 2010 10:03 am (UTC)
The actual spider isn't all that big, that's just an extreme close-up ;)

But I'm weird like that - I can quite happily look at close-up photos of spiders, no problem. Videos, and I'm moving my feet up off the floor & feeling a little twitchy ... and in actual real life if it was indoors, I'd be over the other side of the room going "J J there's a spider, kill it!" ;) And outdoors I'm pretty much fine, just a bit skin-crawly, so long as I don't touch either spider or web.

I did wonder if I should lj-cut the picture, decided not to in the end, maybe that was the wrong decision :/