Spider brooch

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DAP MV
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Spider brooch
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Yesterday, despite the frenzy of incoming Thanksgiving , my wife decided to go through a few drawers that had not been opened for years, and maybe even for decades. In one of them she found a small brooch shaped like a spider.

Nobody knows where it came from or old how old it is. Examination of the brooch and the box it came in, backed up by a short internet search, revealed that it's of European origin, made of Baltic amber, was most likely bought in Chicago, and the design was not as unique as I had though initially. (Go figure. )

I decided to take a quick photo of the brooch (until it goes back into the drawer for next several years), and then I realized that I had not done product photography for years...

This, and the fact that there was no time for putting together the setup more sophisticated than a light tent on the bench, made the picture be of Craigslist or eBay quality--but the details of the design are still visible.

I really like simplicity of the design, and accuracy of replication of anatomical details of the orb weaver.

Length of brooch: approx. 20mm.

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Follow up
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I was not happy with my previous picture, so I decided to do a follow up.

What would be the best background for a brooch? Well, fabric... But I recalled that once I had seen a classy watch photographed on a pile of rocks. Thus, I decided to add background made of fallen leaves thinking that amber would neatly blend into colors of autumn.

Here is the result:

Don't worry, I am not going to crochet a web and take a picture of a brooch in it as the next step. This would be too much of dedication.

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ratfugel
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Re: Follow up

I love your creative thinking.

How often do we fail to notice the glaringly obvious.

Your second shot is a cracker.

Keep it up, we all love this sort of photographic imagination.

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KJaay Veteran Member • Posts: 8,169
Re: Spider brooch

I agree with Rat, and the second shot is a cracker!

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Keep it up, we all love this sort of photographic imagination.

Thank you guys, I really appreciate it

I am trying to do my best.

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