Up close and personal
DESCRIPTIONA photo of an exoskeleton of a spiderling of a Lasiodora parahybana, the Brazilian salmon pink bird-eating tarantula after molting. It was an exoskeleton of my pet tarantula. I used three sources of light with hand made creative filters to take this image.
AUTHORIrina Petrova is an internationally published and award winning photographer and artist. She specializes in wild life micro-photography and science fiction inspired installations organically integrating living and artificial entities. A unique feature of her work is she only uses retro manual focus lenses to share the wonders of the world. She has won a substantial number of awards and prizes, including 3 recent awards in BIFA 2020, winner of FEP Awards 2021 Nature Golden Camera and ND Discovery of the Year in category Nature 2019.