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Saf
05-27-2010, 08:42 PM
Getting my first tarantula for many years, has been an amazing experience. I can't put into words how happy I am with my new T; or how beautiful she is.

My old crappy camera wouldn't even let me get a half decent image of her, so I went out and got a new one, with "1cm Super Macro mode". :)

This is my very first attempt at macro photography, so hopefully as I get to know my camera, and start to gain more experience; the image quality will see some improvements.

Even with macro, it can be a challenge to photograph a 2 centimetre spiderling. ;)

I'll be using this topic to chart the progress of "Cyan", my Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens; from 2cm sling, into adulthood. Here's hoping she lives a long and happy life, and provides many great photo opportunities. :)

I shot over two hundred images of her today to get used to the new camera, and I offer a small selection of some of the better ones for your visual enjoyment. :)

I've tried to share a range of shots from different angles, and with varied focus, and highlighting different aspects in most shots.

Hope you enjoy, and thanks for reading.

Saf.

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan1.jpg



http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan2.jpg



http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan3.jpg



http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan4.jpg



http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan5.jpg



http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan6.jpg



http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan7.jpg



http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan8.jpg



http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan9.jpg



http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan10.jpg



http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan11.jpg



http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan12.jpg



http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan13.jpg



http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan14.jpg



http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan15.jpg



http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan16.jpg



http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan17.jpg



http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan18.jpg



http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan19.jpg

The Spider Faery
05-28-2010, 12:28 PM
Great name. ;)

seanbond
05-29-2010, 06:06 PM
looks like a fun life!

Saf
05-30-2010, 08:45 AM
Hey guys, thanks for the replies. :)


Great name. ;)

Thanks, my little girl chose it. I've been trying to teach her to pronounce Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens. She's got the Chromatopelma bit nailed down, but struggled with the latter.

Was quite funny actually: "cy-an-eo, cyan-eopuu, cyaneo-pubesc...oh daddy I'm just going to call her cyan!" :)


looks like a fun life!

Thanks Sean, I sure hope she thinks so too! :)

MichiganReptiles
05-30-2010, 09:45 AM
Great pics! I can't wait to get my own GBB!

Saf
05-30-2010, 11:22 AM
Great pics! I can't wait to get my own GBB!

Thank you very much. :)

You will not be disappointed, they are soooo gorgeous!

I know they're equally lovely with adult colouration, but I almost don't want her to grow up; she's so cute! :D

Here's a few more from today:


http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan20.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan21.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan22.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan23.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20as%20a%202cm%20Sling/Cyan24.jpg


Now, if I could just stop that camera shake. Must buy tripod!


And now I must be off out.

I'm away tonight, until the morning (will still have internet access so be on later), but this is the first time I have left her.

It sucks. Feels like leaving behind a beloved family member. :(

Saf
06-27-2010, 09:58 PM
Been a busy week, this is the first chance I've had to edit and put together Cyan's post-moult photo-shoot. Images are a selection from between 5-8 days after her most recent moult. I believe this to be her L3 moult, but not 100% sure, as not certain what she was when I got her.

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Breaching her webbed up hide entrance for the first time:

(Cyan on the left, moult visible on the right)

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/1.jpg


Emerging into a new world:

(After her enclosure transfer, she literally went straight into her hide, webbed it up, and moulted. So this was the first time she'd seen her new home.)

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/2.jpg


Exploring her new surroundings: (and embarking upon an immediate webbing spree!)

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/6.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/5.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/7.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/8.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/9.jpg


Stopping for a rest: (chilling out on a leaf)

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/4.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/3.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/10.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/11.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/12.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/13.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/14.jpg


More exploring:

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/15.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/19.jpg


And back home for rest:

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/16.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/17.jpg


Her favourite place to 'hang out':

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/18.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/20.jpg


Linking her web trails back to her hide:

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/21.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/22.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/23.jpg


Making tunnels to her favourite hang-out: (and stopped for a rest)

(there's a few of these, as the lighting made for some beautiful shots)

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/25.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/26.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/27.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/28.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/29.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/30.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/31.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/32.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/33.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/34.jpg


On top of her hide:

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/35.jpg


Cyan finally discovers that her water dish is not just there for a webbing anchor: ;)


http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/36.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/37.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/38.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/39.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/40.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Life_of_Cyan/Cyan%20post%20moult%20L3/L3%20photoshoot%2027-06-10/41.jpg


That's all for now, thank you for viewing. :)