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August 4, 2012
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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
100 mm
ISO Speed
2000
Date Taken
Aug 4, 2012, 5:37:51 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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7mm
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Predator and Prey by brandtcampbell Predator and Prey by brandtcampbell
A funnel web spider in his crystalline web cavern right after a rain storm, feeding on some kind of fly. I was extremely lucky to end up with this photo, as the spider fled back inside his hole after a single shutter release!

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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-06-30
*brandtcampbell magnificently photographs Predator and Prey in the spider's natural habitat, providing us with good insight to the surroundings of the spider as it begins to devour its meal. The blue tone lends a cool, collected feeling to this piece, and the natural occurrence of nature as a concept is emphasised to great depth. ( Suggested by batmantoo and Featured by 3wyl )
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wow, absolutely incredible.
the soft blues on the droplets lend a feeling of cool calm, and the crystalline effects makes it appear like something from another world.

the blend of this gentle silence with the spider's delicate danger gives the piece a unique twist in the depiction of life.

even the poor insect that was caught has a glistening quality, as if in its death it became part of this glassy world.

I wish I could give a more helpful critic, but quite honestly I don't think there is anything that should be changed. it definitely earned that daily deviation.
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Reldax Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
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mercurycode Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Hi there! I featured you in my current Awesome art VII journal. Have a lovely day!
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brandtcampbell Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is wonderful, thank you so much!
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mercurycode Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
my pleasure :aww:
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cca31 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't like spiders, but this photo is amazing! :clap:
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brandtcampbell Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :)
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HaseoYashimora Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
very beautiful shot
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Catandhearts Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh my ! I have no words to describe how amazing I think this photo is. this is just gorgeous!!! amazing capture of the spider world =)
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brandtcampbell Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!
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ArachnoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful and excellent capture!
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