Today I share a picture of Norways largest spider. Myredderkopp, or in English Raft spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus). It actually catches and eats small frogs. Body length can be up to 25mm. Yes, it is true. to photograph spiders in Norway you need a macro lens.
It’s always nice when something unexpected shows up. On a trip on the hills outside Windhoek to photograph the sunset, these two tugs were sitting on the ground. Didn’t notice their mother around, but I’m sure she wasn’t far away.
Bibble Pro has been my raw converter and DAM for some years. Now Corel has acquired Bibble Labs and the new version is called AfterShot Pro. So now I’ve made the move over to ASP, which really what Bibble 6.0 would have been. Must say that I’m satisfied so far. This flower was developed only with AfterShot.
For #floralfriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
The gates to Sossusvlei opens at sunrise. Waiting there to enter the light is fantastic as the sun is about to appear from behind the far mountains.
For #DawnOnSunday curated by +Ray Bilcliff and +Sherry McBriar
This is an example of how shooting in RAW can save a bad exposure. This shot is from Langedrag wildlife park (http://www.langedrag.no/english). The lynx moved from the sun to a shadow, and I didn’t think of compensating the exposure of the lynx for the sunlit background.
The raw file was developed with Bibble Pro 5. First I adjusted the exposure up 1.5 stops. Then saturation was boosted a bit to compensate for loss of colors due to the underexposure. I adjusted the curves to enhance the contrast. The last steps where to do a slight crop and flip the image horizontally.
I applied a signature in Gimp. Theres nothing worse than a good image ruined by a large ugly signature, so I keep it subtle.