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Life of Cyan

Discussion in 'Tarantula Pictures' started by Saf, May 27, 2010.

  1. Saf

    Saf Arachnopeon

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    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.

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  2. seanbond

    seanbond Arachnoking

    looks like a fun life!
     
  3. Saf

    Saf Arachnopeon

    Hey guys, thanks for the replies. :)

    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!" :)

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

    MichiganReptiles Arachnobaron

    Great pics! I can't wait to get my own GBB!
     
  5. Saf

    Saf Arachnopeon

    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:


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    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. :(
     
  6. Saf

    Saf Arachnopeon

    L3 post-moult photo-shoot:

    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)

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    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.)

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

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

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    More exploring:

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    And back home for rest:

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    Her favourite place to 'hang out':

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    Linking her web trails back to her hide:

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    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)

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    On top of her hide:

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


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