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Spinning Machine

Spinning Machine
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-03
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 60mm F/2.8 macro, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/45 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-04 1:25
Viewed: 4410
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday I posted an image of a courting couple of Japanese golden orb web spiders Nephila calavata. To complete this temporary diversion away from butterflies, today I post a macro of the underside of a female of the species, from a different location, but aimed at showing detail of the beautiful body colouration and the silk spinning glands in action.

The picture was hand-held in sunshine but still required quite a long exposure of 1/45 sec at f/11 in an attempt to get a good depth of field at this very close range.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-04 3:23]

Hello Alan,
This is a fine close macro of a spinneret of a Japanese Orb Spider, showing the organ, its product and the underside of the rest of the body with pretty good sharpness and fine colouring. Not easy to hold the camera still enough for sucha macro at this low speed, but your hands must be steady.
Thanks and best wishes for 2008

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-04 13:12]

Hi Alan,the colours of the bdy of this spider are simply wonderfull,very very nice work,thanks for share,Luciano

Hi Alan,
Thanks for your kind critique on one of my recent butterfly pictures. I appreciate it.
I am awfully sorry at the same time for not being able to respond to your critique promptly. Under the pressure of work elsewhere, I find limited time to spend on TN.
Coming to your image, it is a brilliant capture of the underside of this female Spider from Japan. The colors, textures and designs on it are beautifully captured.
Thanks for sharing this lovely image and warm regards.

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  • jloup Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 30] (131)
  • [2008-09-11 7:59]
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Incredible close up shot. Very sharp image especially without flash or tripod.

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