Getting tough pictures.

conipto

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Other than random luck, how do you folks get your more reclusive specimens out for photos? I Had all the lights off, and tossed a crickert in with my C. fimbriatus, and in about 10 minutes, it came out and nabbed it. I shot the pic, but I think I got nothing but reflection off the tank :/

Do you just wait and chance the good photo op, or what?

Bill
 

Joy

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Originally posted by conipto
Other than random luck, how do you folks get your more reclusive specimens out for photos? I Had all the lights off, and tossed a crickert in with my C. fimbriatus, and in about 10 minutes, it came out and nabbed it. I shot the pic, but I think I got nothing but reflection off the tank :/

Do you just wait and chance the good photo op, or what?

Bill
I think a lot of it is just being ready to grab the shot when it appears. I'm fortunate in that I work at home, so am often able to catch things like molts, or males making sperm webs.

It's really tough to shoot through glass, though. Now and then I get a decent picture that way, but not usually. Overall, I think it's better to leave the lid off, wait for your opportunity, and shoot from above.

Joy
 

Phillip

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my photo strategy...

Personally on the reclusive ones I tend to just use a pair of tweezers and a lot of patience. When I have enough space cleared out to do so I sometimes move them from their container to a piece of wood on a stand so that they can't really get out of view. Granted it doesn't work every time but most of the time it works fine.

Phil
 

MrDeranged

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I generally try to wait and see what I can get. Either that, or I try to tease them out into view with a cricket or whatever I'm feeding at the time. There have been a couple that I've actually dragged a bit by keeping a good grip on the cricket in the tweezers while the T was also keeping a good grip. :)

Most of all, I think it's just luck when I find one in a good position for a shot...

Scott
 
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