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Am I Scary?

Am I Scary?
Photo Information
Copyright: Matthew Bird (Matt-Bird) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 33 N: 400] (1942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-19
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D70S, Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 DI MACRO 1:1, Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DG 2.0X
Exposure: f/29.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-04-19 5:54
Viewed: 4367
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have been looking for one of these spiders sitting on a dandylion for days now. I have seen several but when I get close they dash underneath the flower. Just before a thunderstorm I saw this little one. I could see the rain coming and I really wanted this photo. So I snapped off as many POV's as I could. As I changed position the spider reared up which made it look really cool. I wanted to take more but the rain and camera didn't seem to mix, so I bolted for cover. Im satisfied with the result.

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Scary indeed.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-19 6:31]

Hello Matthew!
I think he is cute,looks like a cartoon charachter from Sponge Bob:).I liked cross-eyed looking of spider,colors,framing and
composition a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • lebois Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 3 N: 81] (236)
  • [2006-04-19 6:32]
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Salut Matthew
Great macro shot. Your patience was worth it! Good DOF too. Well done.

Hi Mathew, great colors, POV, DOV, BG, excellent photo. TFS Kyle

Hello Matthew,
This is a great shot really. I like the face details a lot. pov and dof excellent! Very good story also. Thank you,

Hi Matt,
dramatic close up of what seems to be a crab spider.
Beautiful rich colours. Perfect point of view that makes us witness the kind of encounter a butterfly or a bee might have.
Thank you! Best regards,

Hello Matt,
Excellent capture and framing. The POV is perfect.
Very well done.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-04-19 12:35]

Hello Matthew,

Great shot! The colors are wonderful!!! Very good light even if a thunderstorm was coming... Even if they should have I think 8 eyes, we see 2 that seems to look at us clearly! Do you know the name of that spider?



Hi Matthew,
WOOOW... Amazing and wonderful shot.Details, nice colors, sharpness and POV are excellent. Congratulations...
Ali Rıza

je vois que cette araignée est sur une fleur de pissenlit,elle devait etre tres pettite,cela fait une tres belle photo.

Hello Matthew,
Good! Amazing green spider over an intense yellow flower. Very good macro, I like how shows its legs and watch with four front eyes.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-04-19 21:37]

Very good macro Matthew, very good details, very sharp, a beautiful subject shot on interresting surroundings. Good work, thanks.


Hello Matthew,
Great shot! The POV here is superb and I like the tight framing a lot too. Great colours and good details.
I like it!

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  • BHo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 20] (99)
  • [2006-04-20 7:56]

Looks like a baddy from a comic book. It's great you caught the details of the eyes. I like that and the menacing pose the most. Sharpness could be better but satisfactory indeed.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-04-25 0:42]

Wonderful composition, Matthew! Rich colours and sharp details! I also like the POV, facing the spider.
All the best!

Hello Matthew!
Very nice photo with great composition. I really like the pose of this spider :)
Best greetings,

So much good shotand here I'm impressed by the color,very beautifull

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