Outside your comfort zone
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Your assignment: Take a photo of something you dislike, and try to see it in a different way. Or try something entirely new. Some examples: If you're a nature photog who doesn't do people photography, take a portrait. If you don't like cats, photograph one. Hate spiders? Well...if it's a phobia talk with your doctor before attempting to use them as a subject, and if they're poisonous steer clear, otherwise give it a try. ;) You get the idea. I hope.
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Friday, 10th February, 2012 (GMT)
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I do not like spiders one bit. I wouldn't say it is to the point of a phobia, but under normal circumstances I would not get as close to a spider as I did to get this photo. This not so little fellow has made a permanent home for itself outside our backdoor. For the last three months, without fail it comes out at night and sets up its web. After confirming that it was a 'harmless' orb-weaver with some spider buffs, I felt a little less queasy about trying to do this shot. So, here is the end result. It was an interesting experience. I wouldn't say I dislike spiders any less.. but I must have some respect for a creature that can rebuild something as intricate as a spiders web, every single day of its life ....
|Submitted:||Monday, 20th February, 2012 13:19 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Thursday, 16th February, 2012|
|Focal length:||100 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/50 sec|
|Notes:||100% crop to get close up view of spider's eyes.|
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