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Kiss(es) of Death
Kiss(es) of Death

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Challenge: Chocolate (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: Poway, CA
Date: Jul 18, 2004
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Macro, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jul 19, 2004

It's a real live (HUGE) Black Widow.
Some "coaching" needed to be done to keep it in line. Basic curves for Grey, Black & White levels, and Shadow/Highlights adjustments.
(Black Widow is now a lot flatter...)

Place: 114 out of 202
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Votes: 344
Comments: 10
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02/16/2007 12:03:27 AM
The Red Violin is on the abdomen.
Black Widows are lethal to cats by the way, and I have a Cat.

Cat 1, Black Widow 0
02/15/2007 11:51:21 PM
Okay, I was loving the photo until I saw that you SQUISHED the spider!!!! :( BW's are actually really really good pest control and are not lethal, poisionous, but not lethal. The only documented case of a BW killing a human was a 2 year old that was bitten MANY times by MANY spiders. I let one live in my basement for over a year :) We had no bugs or other spiders during that time... she eventually moved out.

This is a great photo! I cannot believe you captured this :) Tiny question for you (feel free to PM me the answer): Where is the red spot off her back? did you PP it out or is she turned so you cannot see it?? I admire your bravery for this too LOL :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/27/2004 08:26:47 PM
shadow a bit distracting - simple and good composition.
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07/27/2004 04:31:13 PM
Ewe! This gives me the creeps. Is that what you planned. If so, it worked.
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07/27/2004 09:12:06 AM
i hope that's not a real spider!!!

Message edited by author 2004-07-28 05:00:07.
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07/25/2004 06:07:47 PM
oooh this scares me :( lol but at least it will encourage my diet.
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07/24/2004 03:47:01 AM
Great lighting and cropping. The composition works really well too.
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07/21/2004 02:45:49 PM
...and I was having problems with the almonds...
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07/21/2004 01:07:54 AM
That spicer is really cool. Where did you find such a thing?
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07/21/2004 12:43:19 AM
Creative composition. :)
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