I know, I promised that I wouldn’t post any more shots of Boris the spider. That was before I saw a challenge that I MUST enter. My most sincere apologies, to all Arachnophobes on RedBubble!

It was a “Double Dog Dare”. How could I have possibly refused?

LOL

This closeup macro photo was taken with a Canon EOS 10D through a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro prime lens. The shutter speed was 0.3 sec at f/8, no flash. I was at the closest focusing distance permitted by my lens. The camera’s ISO was set to 400. A Manfrotto tripod was used with a remote shutter release.

The image has been cropped to “accentuate the eyes”, otherwise, untouched.

Your comments are always welcome! Constructive criticism is appreciated.

© 2009 Gene Walls

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Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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Comments

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaabout 5 years ago

    ew… ew… ewwwwww
    Terrific macros that gives me EXTRA yuks, so.. your work here is done lol
    fantastic, Gene!

  • OK, OK… I give! Uncle, already!

    (Hey, I apologized in advance in my description, doesn’t that count?)

    Te-he he….

    Pleasant thoughts,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrabout 5 years ago

    you should take this guy to the Arachnids Group…….yep it’s a ugly spider…..good luck with the challenge

  • Great advice, I will do that immediately! Thank you so much!

    My best,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Wanda Raines
    Wanda Rainesabout 5 years ago

    Sorry Gene. I can’t stand to look at spiders. I took a small glimps with one eye closed.

  • Thank you soooo much for braving the torment long enough to leave this very kind comment! That was extremely nice of you! Sorry for any trauma that this image may have caused!

    Gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful detail of Boris Gene.

  • Thanks, Joy!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic macro work, my friend!

  • Thank you very much, Béla!

    My best,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Ann  Palframan
    Ann Palframanabout 5 years ago

    Outstanding macro:)

  • Thank you so much, Ann!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1about 5 years ago

    Please don’t keep the promise not to show Boris.
    He is a big boy.
    Well captured Gene.
    Good luck in the Challenge.

  • I’m so sorry that I somehow missed replying to your very kind comment!! OK, since you asked, I’ll keep all of “Boris’s” pictures on display. It’s amazing how many people say that these images “creep them out”, but they say they like the pictures anyway.

    Boris will stay on RedBubble!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • eelsblueEllen
    eelsblueEllenabout 5 years ago

    Awesome Gene, which challenge?

  • Thank you very much! It’s called “Those faces, those spider faces” in the Extreme Close-Ups group. Thank you for asking!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1about 5 years ago

    Thank you.

  • flyfish70
    flyfish70about 5 years ago

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