Dolomedes fimbriatus

Myredderkopp / Raft spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus)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.

 

Shoot in RAW!

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.

For #BeforeAndAfterSaturday curated by +Raghav Sood

Gaupe (lynx)
Before
Gaupe (lynx)
After