Animals & Nature - Enrico Villa Photography
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That's Nature

This is my friend Spider Pico, not an easy subject to photograph. First of all, I am not a macro photographer (although this image was taken with a 1:1 macro lens). Second, Spider Pico is very often on the move and I would never, ever do anything to make him (her??) sluggish, let alone remove him from his habitat just to take a better photograph. The day before yesterday Spider Pico was taking a nap (I think) and I managed to get a few hand-held shots of him, each one with a different focal plane. I then aligned the exposures in Photoshop and combined them using a technique known as focus stacking. Had Spider Pico slept a little longer, I would have got some more legs in focus. No big deal for me. That is Nature and I love it as it is!

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