Green eyed monster

Simon3119

Active Member
This little chap I found in the garden yesterday. Taken with my D300 and Elicar macro lens at 1:1. I moved backwards and forwards slowly whilst taking plenty of shots and this was the best of the bunch.

No cropping involved, increased the saturation and clarity, added a strong contrast curve and sharpened slightly. I then used the lasso tool around its eye as the bottom half was in shadow to lighten it a little.

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[/url] alien by [email protected], on Flickr[/IMG]
 

shotokan101

Banned
Nice capture Simon - I think I'd prefer it a little less close in to prevent the clipping of legs and wings but I appreciate that with Macro shots the DOF available doesn't allways allow that luxury with larger insects :)

Jim
 

Simon3119

Active Member
I agree Jim, it was a spare of the moment thing and I got carried away when something actually landed in my garden.
 

shotokan101

Banned
I agree Jim, it was a spare of the moment thing and I got carried away when something actually landed in my garden.

I know what you mean - I'm in awe of what some folks on here seem to have in their gardens - I'm sure everything actually hides when I walk out with a camera :(

Jim
 

Miranda

Well-known Member
Looks alien indeed. Nice capture. I have a bit of a same problem with Jim, they seem to vanish when I come around. Only ladybirds stay put ;)
 

tryingtimes

Well-known Member
Very nice.
I think that the close crop and unusual angle enhances the 'legs everywhere' spideriness of the creature.
Amazing looking thing!
 
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Deleted member 27989

Guest
Wow what a creature, like the colours but a little to tight. Then again I am now left wondering what is going on :)
 

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