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A customer's tarantulas

Postby Duck » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:36 pm

One of my customers breeds and sells all kinds of little critters but mostly tarantulas. She has an upcoming "critter convention" to go to next month and she is bringing a bunch of juvenile spiders to sell. She needed a bunch of references of what they would look like so I spent a couple hours playing with spiders. :D

Here is on particular spider that was a bit temperamental;
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I'll add a couple more that will be used at the convention once I've delivered them to my client.
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Postby LindaShorey » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:24 pm

I love spiders and have owned two or three tarantulas. Super-cool arachnids, they are! I love the perspective of this shot. Looking forward to more :)
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Postby minniev » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:09 am

Duck wrote:One of my customers breeds and sells all kinds of little critters but mostly tarantulas. She has an upcoming "critter convention" to go to next month and she is bringing a bunch of juvenile spiders to sell. She needed a bunch of references of what they would look like so I spent a couple hours playing with spiders. :D

Here is on particular spider that was a bit temperamental;
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I'll add a couple more that will be used at the convention once I've delivered them to my client.


Oh, what one will do for the client! I am not sure I would do well with this assignment - I do not like spiders, give me a nice big snake any day of the week.

It's a nice image, and the tilted aspect makes it more compelling. Additionally, we are looking this gal in the eye which I admit seems creepy to me. I'll be interested to see the ones that are headed for the convention!
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Postby Charles Haacker » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:22 am

She is gorgeous. Are those her beady little eyes looking daggers at the camera?
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Re: A customer's tarantulas

Postby Duck » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:38 am

Didn't take long. She loved them and she gave permission to share.

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Re: A customer's tarantulas

Postby Duck » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:39 am

minniev wrote:Oh, what one will do for the client! I am not sure I would do well with this assignment - I do not like spiders, give me a nice big snake any day of the week.[...]

She has those too, but just a couple of them. She's more into spiders than anything else.
She also has a couple of ant colonies that are just fascinating to watch.
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Re: A customer's tarantulas

Postby Duck » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:41 am

All spiders were shot from above in order to maximize the full body view. The ones shot on white were the more docile ones and allowed us to handle them. The ones not on white were shot in their enclosures. I just minimized the BG in post.

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Postby Duck » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:43 am

Here's three more...

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Postby Duck » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:44 am

The last of the set...

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Re: A customer's tarantulas

Postby Duck » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:46 am

Oh... and some geckos.

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