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SPIDER spider

SPIDER spider
Photo Information
Copyright: Murali Santhanam (smurali) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax *ist DL, Sigma 180 mm F3.5 EX HSM
Exposure: f/11, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-20 11:44
Viewed: 3293
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

From Birds to Insects. I had posted the picture of Wood Spider a few weeks back. This is the picture of the same spider (or spiders) from Thattekadu. Both the spiders you see are of the same specie. The large spider is female and the small spider on top is the male.

You can also see a water drop on the back of the female spider. This got added from previous day's rain.

Murali Santhanam

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-20 11:45]

Hi. Just got home so a quick note for now to say great shot. well done TFS.

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2007-12-20 12:05]

Wow! What a great macropicture of these spiders! I'd really like to know what kind of spider this is.

It's really sharp detailed, and the female got some beautiful colours! a really nice DOF for a great detailed body of both the spiders. You cought a great moment with the male on the back of the female. Congratulations for this one, and TFS


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-12-20 12:16]

Hello Murali !
This is an awesome picture ! I did not know that the difference between male and female could be so huge, it is really amazing ! The details are excellent and the female's colors are very beautiful. The blurred BG is excellent too, it makes the spiders stand out nicely. Very well done !

The difference in sizes is remarkable, Murali.
Both the spiders are very well captured. The visible female has an ornate exterior with fine colours and patterns. The male looks ordinary in comparison.
TFS and regards.

G’day Murali Beautiful image. Excellent exposure and DOF. Well done! Only Imight of utilised a little fill in flash.
TFS Paul

Lovely and most interesting post.
Great work, I like it very much.
Regards, Felipe.

  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-12-24 10:47]

Hello Murali,
WOW! great capture.So i must be careful the next time i visit Thattekkad. Don't want to go near one.:)
Excellent capture of the male and female spiders with good POv and Dof.
great sharpness and details.
Merry X-Mas to you and your family, Murali. Hope you enjoyed your holidays at Koorg. i am sure you will be having some nice images to share with us.;)

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