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Spider in the morning

Spider in the morning
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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-10
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon Macro 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-10 0:59
Viewed: 2865
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi friends in TN,

I like looking for spider early in the morning when the still morning air leaving the web intact. Spotted this one on the web but after a few poor shots and she noticed my presence and jumped on this tiny palm leaf.

Thanks for viewing.

Adjustments on white balance and clarity
TIFF to ACD- Tweaks with Level and Curves.
Resized, and framed.

Model: NIKON D80
Software: ACD Systems Digital Imaging
Exposure Time: 1/200
F-Stop: f/22.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 60 mm
Date Taken: 2009-01-10 07:40
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode, return light detected
File Size: 296 kb
© jusni nasirun 2008

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Hallo Jusni
The details captured on this rubbery almost jellylike spider are stunning. The clarity of the spikish hairs on the paws is outstanding. Love the morning light caught on the spider's body and that one very fine web thread clinging on to the left front paw. A pleasant image with a great deal of features to appreciate. Composition, pose and colour is great.
Best regards.

Hello Jusni, very beutiful shot of this spider. Superb details and sharpness.
TFS and greetings, Deniz

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-10 1:25]

Hello Jusni,
Excellent close of spider up.Sharpness,POV,colors,details and framing are wonderful.Exposure is spot on.Very well done!
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Jusni, superb spider with fantastic details and splendid sharpness, great macro, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-01-10 2:25]

Hola Jusni,
excelente macro,
magnífico foco e iluminación.
buen encuadre,

Hello Jusni,
this is a beautiful crab spider with good DOF and super details.
Very well done

Hello Jusni,
What if the spider didn't allow to shoot her at home, she posed you beautifully on this green blade.
(May be the lady likes outdoor shooting locations.;))Nice composition. Good sharpness, details and well saturated colours.Good use of flash too.

Assalamualaikum Jusni,

Nice diagonal compo. the spider move down.Its realy outstanding with black BG.Very sharp with f22.TFS.


Hi Jusni,
Looks great with the black BG, love the diagonal aspect in your comp.
Good use of flash with nice details & colors also.
Well done!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-10 10:33]

Hi Jusni,

Don't worry about the web - this crab spider on the leaf is excellent. Perhaps she wanted a more colorful background to pose on. Wonderful natural colors and sharp details. I love the black background and diagonal composition.


Hi Jusni,
A nice capture of this beautiful spider. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Your technical expertise with the flash is very apparent here Jusni!...although I can tell it was a flash...it appears as a high quality unit with perfect angle of reflection..

Ciao Jusni,
bentornato e spero che tu abbia iniziato bene il 2009; spettacolare immagine di aracnide catturato con straordinaria definizione, eccellenti POV e composizione con la prospettiva diagonale della foglia, ottimo il contrasto con BG scuro, molto belli e luminosi i colori.

hello Jusni!
excellent composition with the details of the spider shows a diagonal and the good of the leaf

best sERGIO

hello Jusni

superb macro photo of this spider shot with fine POV
and framing, you managed superbly your camera
with the use of flash to get such excellent luminosity
with the all black background, excellent sharpness and details,



  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 103 W: 39 N: 11] (54)
  • [2009-01-10 21:25]
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hello Jusni

Not sure about Kedah but it has rained nonstop 3 days here and some flooding in districts around. I am sure many insects and worms will be hidden and in hibernation state. No birds, butterflies, damsel or dragon. Not even...but yes, there are flies! And mosquitoes.

SPiDeR? Well I can see a sharp and glistening one here, very well perched on a green leaf with transparent legs [and my question of 6 legs caused so much confusion that I ought to be shot by pistol at sundown].

Q: How many legs does a spider have?
A: Eight!

Quote:"The eyes of spider differ greatly between families. Spiders who hunt without a web like wolf spiders (Lycosidae), lynx spiders (Oxyopidae) and jumping spiders (Salticidae) have a well-developed eyesight. Jumping spiders can see nearly as well as humans. Experiments have shown that they are even capable of seeing colors. Cave spiders, which live in the dark, have no or hardly any eyesight. They depend completely on sound and feeling.
The structure of the eye is in basic similar to our eye; behind a single cuticular lens lays a cellular vitreous body and the visual cells. Together with pigment cell this forms the retina.
The spider has two types of eyes; the main eyes and the secondary eyes. The main eyes are always the middle largest ones of the eight eyes the most spiders possesses. There are a few families of spiders with six eyes
Sometimes the secondary eyes have a light reflecting layer (tapetum). This can be easily observed if one shines with a light in the eyes of a spider during the night.

Our well-known orb weaving spiders, like the Araneus diadematus, have very small eyes. They do not depend heavily on their eyesight to catch their prey. They have a good developed feeling mechanism that makes them capable of detecting the movements in her web.

Spiders detect smell with scent sensitive hairs located on their legs. A sense of taste in their mouth is missing. A spider feels her prey with chemo sensitive hairs on her legs and senses if the prey is consumable."

Why we never learn that much in biology class? Why we never had internet during our school days? Why we never had digital cameras and websites?

Why there is a movie called Spiderman and nobody ever think about SpiderWoman? How would the story continue if this spiderman dies? No more part4?

Have a nice Spider Day, jusni :)

Greetings from spidey Borneo, the 3rd largest spidey in the world and tropical rain spidey.
tfs, bill

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-10 23:14]
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A great macro Jusni!
You caught this spider with great use of flash and the high aperture resulted in a superb sharpness and DOF. The focusing is perfect even if the wholöe spider is not in focus. The composition on the blade of grass is perfect too.
A great posting and thanks for showing us a standard to aim for!
Best regards,

Hello Jusni !
Excellent shot of this beautiful spider ! There are excellent details on the spider, each hair on her legs is sharp, and you also managed to get most parts of the spider in focus. But what I like most is the composition, with the spider and leaf making a beautiful diagonal, standing out so nicely on the black BG. Very well done !

Hi Jusni,
beautiful light of fresh early morning in an attractive vital diagonal composition, showing the spider with clear details in powerful tension of jumping.
Thank you!
With best regards,

A fine specimen captured in perfect focus and exposure Jusni, the colours of the palm blade and that dark BG really make this a fine composition, TFS indeed my friend.

Salam Jusni,
what a beautiful spider macro-shot, with wonderful focus, sharp details and splendid coloration. POV/OOF and dark BG great. thanks for sharing. best wishes my friend

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-14 9:03]

Hi Jusni.
Fantastic macro shot. Terrific diagonal structure of the image, extreme sharpness and details of the spider. You have reproduced all tiniest details of the insect. Fill flash is great and you have got a nice rich colours of the scene. Well done and TFS.

Hi MF Jusni,

A remarkable macro! The sharpness and POV are excellent. The colors are natural and very well shown. The dark BG gives nice contrast. Great work MF!
TFS and have a nice night/weekend!


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