View Full Version : peek a boo

daniel valovich
06-13-2010, 05:45 PM
The jumpers are so small I use a small twig to tickle the surface so I can spot them. Most are curious and come out but this one wasn't going for it.
Still trying to catch one blinking.
nikon d300
nikon 105 micro nikkor 2.8d
sb800 strobe
iso 200
hand held manual focus


Mike Moats
06-13-2010, 08:36 PM
Hey Daniel, this has a very cool feel to it, I like the fade from spider into the darkness. The silvery hairs are very cool. Nice details.

Julie Kenward
06-13-2010, 08:47 PM
I agree! I'd darken the ULC so it doesn't pull the eye away from all those OTHER eyes. Maybe bring up the right side just a tiny bit more so it still fades off into darkness but you can see a little more of his face?

Fabs Forns
06-13-2010, 09:11 PM
Great mood of mystery, agree with Jules on darkening the corner since it is distracting.

Julie Brown
06-13-2010, 09:14 PM
Love the detail here, Daniel. Agree that the ULC is a bit distracting. I didn't know that spiders blink!

Dave Leroy
06-14-2010, 08:31 AM
Looks almost cuddly.
Really nice focus on the eyes.

Ken Childs
06-14-2010, 09:22 AM
I always like these "monster coming out of the dark" shots. :)

I agree that the ULC should be darkened.

Jackie Schuknecht
06-14-2010, 10:43 AM
Another vote for darkening the ULC, great mood created here with the image on black. Good job for HH too.

daniel valovich
06-14-2010, 11:40 AM
Thanks to all. I have applied your suggestions using nx2


Roman Kurywczak
06-14-2010, 01:55 PM
Hey Daniel,
The darkness really adds to the overall mood of the image IMO and I also agree with the ULC brightness. That being said.....I don't know if you have to go entirely black there...loses some of the mood. Went a little less in the repost....let me know your thoughts.

daniel valovich
06-14-2010, 03:03 PM
I feel all black isn't improving the image. What do you think of this instead?


Roman Kurywczak
06-14-2010, 03:09 PM
Hey Daniel,
Toned down is working for me....but did you do anything to the color....looks a bit blue now on the face.....but I am liking that direction!

Paul Lagasi
06-14-2010, 03:31 PM
Except for above mentioned ULC spot...I like the original crop and mood

06-15-2010, 01:29 PM
It is a nice image, I like the mood and comp. I like Roman's repost.