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Come closer...I´am hungry!

Come closer...I´am hungry!
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Copyright: Tom and Martina Trnka Dobis (DOBIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1, Hama Close-up +4
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-12 13:05
Viewed: 4494
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Argiope bruennichi - Wasp spider
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Argiope

Argiope bruennichi, or the wasp spider, is a species of orb-web spider distributed throughout central Europe, north Africa and parts of Asia. Like other members of the genus Argiope, (including St Andrew's Cross spiders), it shows striking yellow and black markings on its abdomen.

The spider builds a spiral orb web at dawn or dusk, commonly in long grass a little above ground level, taking it approximately an hour. The prominent zigzag shape called the stabilimentum, or web decoration, featured at the centre of the orb is of uncertain function, though it may be to attract insects.

The spider paralyses its prey, mostly grasshoppers, flies and bees, by injecting it with venom.

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Hi Thomas,
This is an excellent macro of this spider! There are great details, POV and DOF. The composition and BG are very nice. Interesting notes too! TFS,

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-08-12 13:43]

a very good one Tomas
a super macro, the details are super and the point of view, is just great, very nice macro, good job.
gr. jaap

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-08-12 14:27]

A Very Good Macro shot from the spyder Thomas , good colours details pose pov and bg , Nice Weekend Teunie .

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-12 14:31]

Hello Tomas.
I love the POV of this shot.
It looks like the spider is coming straight at me.
Focus, exposure, DOF are all excellent.
Beautiful colors.
TFS. : )

This is fab. I've seen quite a few of these on TN, but never from this pov. They've always been in the middle of their amazing webs.
A perfect comp. Focus looks a tiny bit soft on the face, but this could just be my tired eyes!
The bg is great, albeit a tad noisy.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Thomas

Excellent macro with great details

Une vraie leçon de chose.
Bonne soirée.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-12 16:09]

Great macro shot. Amazing details and POV. I'm not sure if I would want to be that close. Good note too

Hi Thomas,
Great spider macro.Exellent details.Beautiful colors and compo.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-12 16:41]

Hi Tom

A very good macro here! Fantastic details on the spider's head!
Excellent frontal POV, very nice DOF, great sharp details, good lighting and colors.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-08-12 16:42]

Tomas.- Una exelente foto, muy buen nivel de luz, y los detalles son muy claros. Luis52

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  • biero Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 2] (12)
  • [2006-08-12 17:32]

Superbe Tomas, quelle belle nettete.
Bien vu.

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-08-12 17:49]

Ciao Tomas,
bella foto macro, ottimi i dettagli e bei colori, bravo!


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-12 18:12]
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Impresionante macro Tomas... de veras.
La nitidez y los detalles que has captado, sobre todo en la cabeza y quelíceros de la araña son muy buenos... incluyendo las pequeñas vellosidades que se aprecian perfectamente.
El F4 fue en automático o manual?.
Gran trabajo.
Saludos... Ricardo

Impressive macro Tomás... indeed.
The clarity and the details that you have captured, mainly in the head and appendix of the spider are very good... including the small hairiness that are appreciated perfectly.
F4 was in automatic or manual?.
Great job.
Greetings... Ricardo

Hi Tomas,
Excellent macro, I like it alot for it's dramatic POV and composition. Very sharp detail with excellent color & light as well. I also like the way you've managed this narrow DOF, focusing all attention on the head, palps, and upper abdomen..
Very well done.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-08-13 3:15]

Hallo Tomas,
excellent frontal view of bruennichi. Colours a natural and nice. Well composed.

Hi Tomas...great composition,details,colours and POV....well done...TFS
Best regards

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-08-14 7:41]

beautiful image. great macro. good macro adapter. nice focus and details. good colors. tfs

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-08-14 8:38]

Hi Thomas, excellent macro-shot of Spider with a great POV and beautifull colors. I like your composition and the sharpness too, best regards, Didier.

Excellent capture, lovely colours and detail...nice atmosphere to go with the photo...
A job well done.

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