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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D80
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10/16000 second
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F/6.3
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18 mm
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Apr 18, 2008, 12:04:07 PM

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Mother by BenoitAubry Mother by BenoitAubry
ART IS A GUARANTEE OF SANITY.
- Louise Bourgeois

This acquisition [link] , Maman (Mother, 1999) by then 86 year-old Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010), [link] is one of a group of eight spiders around the world, also including Paris, Tokyo and of course, the Tate gallery in London, UK. It's the latest addition to the National Gallery of Canada [link] or [link] and is part of their permanent collection.

It's amazing how kids embrace this sculpture. Me? I get the willies since it reminds me of an old black and white horror movie that played on TV when I was a kid, called The Incredible Shrinking Man
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ChavoGuerrero Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Oh man that's creepy... [link]
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009   Photographer
Hehehehe!
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roren001 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Great shot. Thanks for the info. After all the years in the valley, I finally get the scoop on this wonderful work, but I never did look.

This is one of my favourite locations in Ottawa and visit at least 3 times a year.

Did you use a wide angle lens on this?

Cheers
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008   Photographer
Shutter Speed: 10/16000 second
F Number: F/6.3
Focal Length: 18 mm Keep in mind that 18mm on a digital isn't as true as an 18mm on a film camera. My 18mm Sigma lens that I use for a Canon AE-1 is far more pronounced because it's mechanically accurate. Nikon compensates with a wider digital sensor than a 35mm film plane would be. It's not as wide as I'd like it to be. Compare the Mother shot with these [link] [link] [link]

There's a marked difference in what I like to call "oomph!"
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roren001 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Ah yes, there is a big difference.
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indi-is-conan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
well it would be hard to be unknowingly bitten by a sucker this large, and hey I saw that movie to, a good reason to keep straight pins in the house :)
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008   Photographer
Big long ones!
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renospank Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
eight spiders huh? :o theyre really creepy...
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner May 14, 2008   Photographer
Consider the source. It could be your grandmother :rofl: The sculptor is still alive at 97. Follow the link. It's quite interesting.
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jaryth000 Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
^_^ Damn awesome that is.
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