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Anemophily + tiny spider

Anemophily + tiny spider
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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: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-18
Categories: Spiders, Flowers
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon Macro 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro
Exposure: f/29.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-01-18 3:56
Viewed: 5175
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi friends in TN.

Dry season with strong wind in my area propagates pollination in which the pollen is carried on the wind. This plant which looks like coat-buttons was registered against the blue sky with a tiny spider clinging to the swaying stem.


Type of pollination in which the pollen is carried on the wind. Anemophilous flowers are usually unscented, have either very reduced petals and sepals or lack them altogether, and do not produce nectar. In some species they are borne in catkins. Male and female reproductive structures are commonly found in separate flowers. The male flowers have numerous exposed stamens, often on long filaments; the female flowers have long, often branched, feathery stigmas.

Many wind-pollinated plants, such as hazel Corylus americana, bear their flowers before the leaves so that transport of pollen is not impeded. Since air movements are random, vast amounts of pollen are needed: a single birch catkin, for example, may produce over 5 million pollen grains.


Thanks for viewing!

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Model: NIKON D80
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/2000 sec
F-Stop: f/29.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 320
Focal Length: 60 mm
Date Taken: 2009-01-18 11:22
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode, return light detected
File Size: 228 kb
© jusni nasirun 2009

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-01-18 4:11]

Hi Jusni,
I liked the image for its composition, colors and shapes, this is more of the plant than that tiny spider. It looks like the wind forced you to use flash which looks like main source of light here. It would have been nice with ambient light and fill light with that beautiful sky as background. Yes, with 60mm macro its not easy in windy conditions. tfs.

hello jusni,
beautiful capture, the flowers look beautiful and the small spider is added bonus to the shot, the sky makes a nice bg, liked the colours and the contrast, good framing too,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Jusni
Impressive moment captured
Good shot. Nice macro....good contrast. Good efforts.


Salam Jusni,

Now the plant win KO, the first round.Nice compo. colour and light.Look like you taken at night from the BG.Thanks to the spider make the colour compo. more delicate with dry flower and the athmosphere more alive....good detail thought TFS.


Hi Jusni,
Interesting comp and a good POV, well focused also.
I'm one of those macro shooters who rely on tripod and remote wire for these types of shots..
It's the only way I know to get sharp clear details consistently.
What type of flash are you using? If it's a pop-up, I would consider a diffuser placed over it when you are this close..
If external, try dialing it down a bit to soften the flash effect I see here.
Have a great Sunday,

Again your superior use of the flash Jusni.My guess is that you are multi-talented. You would make a good teacher...if not doing it already in ways which we do not know or even considering passing along such images and notes in nicely formatted HTML I might add. Very good then!

Hi Jusni,
Very beautiful portrait of this plant and the little insect; great POV and composition, sharp fine details and beautiful blue BG.

hello Jusni

beautiful photography of the of the spiders and the flowers,
shot with fine POV and appropriate vertical framing,
you use your Flash perfectly, beautiful luminosity and colour tones, TFS


Ciao Jusni,
very beautiful picture of this flower taken from an excellent POV; the composition is nice with very good sharpness; good contrast of the colours.
TFS. Best regards.

Hi Jusni,
Excellent capture of this Sencio ? good composition, sharp deatails and good colours.
TFS and Best Regards. Ferran.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-18 10:46]

Hi Jusni,

A beautiful shot of this plant which I think is going to make me sneeze. Colors and details are wonderful. I love the little spider and he is truly a bonus. An excellent vertical composition. I wish I knew more about using the flash!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-18 10:54]

Hello Jusni,
Fantastic well saturated and contrasting colours in this photo. Excellent low POV, composition and details.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-18 12:04]

Hello Jusni,
A superb macro shot of the spider & flower, with very good sharpness, colour & dof. Well done!Best regards Siggi

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-18 12:39]

Hi Jusni,
Beautiful close up of this plant.POV,exposure and lighting are wonderful.Well caught and composed.
Thanks for posting.

Bonjour Jusni,
Agréable publication bien éclairée, avec une bonne opposition sur l'arrière plan, dans un cadrage parfait permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-29 12:38]

Hello Jusni !
This flower looks great, illuminated by the light of the flash. The spider is a nice bonus - I think I wouldn't have seen it if you hadn't mentioned it in the title ! :-) You brought out excellent details and the deep blue color of the sky is wonderful. Nicely composed, too. Very well done !

Excellent clarity. Well focused. No, VERY well focused image.
Its great photographic quality DOES NOT need a white frame to enhance its beauty.
A tighter crop could possibly "show off" your talents with a lot more gusto.( Will try a W/S.) Hope you don't mind.
Congratulations from COLD COLD Calgary, Mario.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-08 2:28]

Salam Jusni,
a very small insect hiding among the flowers of a really small weed. They cannot run away from your scrutinising eyes and cannot really escape your 60mm macro.
Excellent presentation with the details of the hairs seen. i like the blue hour style as it splashes dramatic colours and rendition.


Hi MF Jusni,

Stunning close-up capture! Very good use of the deep DOF to take an important advantage in an aesthetic way with bold and dark BG! The details look incredible MF!
TFS and have a nice night!


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