PHOTO: Photo Montage Question

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DarrenMower
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Posted Wed Aug 5, 2009 7:58PM
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The first thing that came to mind while editing these pictures was that the customer would be better served by having several choices of leg positions/body angles etc in one image purchase.  It got rejected today and I was asked to submit it as seperate images which is fine I guess, if that is what is necessary.  I have already sent it to scout for review as I would rather have it all in one file. 


I did a forum search and this seems to be a very subjective accept or reject question.  What do you think?  Six images or one?  I think that each one would be a large file if seperated.


In case you are wondering, the spider is alive in all images and curls up in apparent self defense.  Its body is about one inch long and with his legs out he is about 2 1/2 inches across.


I think it is a male Hobo Spider, but not 100% sure.  If anyone can confirm or deny this I would appreciate it.  It was located in southern Utah on a House Boat at Lake Powell, isolated in camera on the back of a white reflective dinner plate using diffuse natural light.  I fed him to the fish afterwards as they are posionous and not welcome on houseboats.


I don't have the full size file with me where I am to post it.

(Edited on 2009-08-06 12:15:08 by donald_gruener)
racheldonahue
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Posted Thu Aug 6, 2009 5:43AM

It might be a catch 22 because you may get a rejection for too similar on a couple of them.  I see what your saying from the buyers side but you also have to think of a buyer who just wants one spider at a specific size.  He would have to buy an XXL just to get the single spider at a large size (I am not sure about those numbers, just used them as an example). 


 
jtyler
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Posted Thu Aug 6, 2009 5:48AM
Hi Darren - these type of images may be accepted if putting them together tells a story rather than just a collection of individual images, e.g. the spider in various stages of building a web and wrapping prey.  This has been pretty consistent for some time. 
donald_gruener
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Posted Thu Aug 6, 2009 1:07PM
As Jan explained, we generally discourage "collections" of images unless there is a particularly compelling reason for the images to be together. I could see the argument either way on this one...I guess we'll see what Scout says, but if the rejection is upheld, I think submitting three individual, full resolution versions (one with legs out, the curled up shot, and the upside-down shot) would certainly be a safe route that wouldn't risk a duplicate rejection, and would cover the subject adequately.
DarrenMower
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Posted Thu Sep 3, 2009 10:54AM

Scout said yes and the file is in!


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Now, does anyone know what kind of spider it is?  I think it may be a hobo spider or one of the varities of huntsman spider.  Thanks.
donald_gruener
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Posted Thu Sep 3, 2009 12:10PM
Nice! Thanks for the update!

As for the spider, don't know, don't want to know, don't want to see it again. (been struggling with some reeeally big spiders in my basement and I've had just about enough thank you very much. )
JLieberPhoto
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Posted Fri Sep 4, 2009 6:21PM
Try flickr, there have been several birds I shot and did not know the species.  Found a flickr group and they had them identified within minutes...
DarrenMower
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Posted Fri Sep 4, 2009 9:48PM

I have already tried Flickr in two different spider groups.  No real luck there.  One person commented and thought it was a rain spider (huntsaman spider).  I guess he will most likely remain unidentifed for a while.  Thanks.


 
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