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"You've got mail!" (said the spider to the fly)

 
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rjlittlefield
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 11:51 am    Post subject: "You've got mail!" (said the spider to the fly) Reply with quote



Strictly a grab shot. I was writing some stuff to post elsewhere, and just when I got to the part about how spiders generally don't jerk my "fight or flight" strings anymore, this little guy popped in. I thought it was amusing.

By the way... You may have noticed there's nothing approaching "white" in this image. This bothers me from an aesthetic standpoint, but it's correct and it's unavoidable. That nice "white" that monitors put out is actually just well balanced spots of red, green, and blue. Look at the screen through a magnifying glass, and it looks like this.

Another amusing observation... By unaided eye, the vertically oriented legs of the little fellow were brightly colored -- and the color depended on where my eye was! Move the head, flash the legs -- quite trippy! Very Happy You can see what was happening, in the picture above. The legs are just about two phosphors wide. If they covered up red and blue, as shown here, what's left is green -- "Look, Ma, green legs!". Change the parallax a little, they cover up green and blue, and now it's "What the heck, red legs?!"

Sorry...I'm easily amused. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So...it's raining at your house too, huh Rik? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rik -
I found this picture to be a cool and funny capture. The spider has a 2 dimensional appearance to him. If someone didn't know any better upon viewing this they might actually think it was part of your mail page. Your analysis of the monitor, phosphors, & how the spiders translucent legs came to be the color they are takes a simple picture and turns it into an interesting story. BTW - you mentioned, "there's nothing approaching white in this image". I would check again, lower right corner... Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crotermund wrote:
BTW - you mentioned, "there's nothing approaching white in this image". I would check again, lower right corner... Wink

Dang, busted! Laughing Laughing Laughing

(Excellent catch!)

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, you can count pixels on this one! Shocked
This spider obviously prefer digital! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Laughing I keep saying I love unique shots, well just look at this will ya. Wink Absolutely magic grab shot Rik. LOL, very clever sir Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a catch!

This ought to be cover image for next month!
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