Up close and personal
A 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.
Author: Irina 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.