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Copyright: patrick neuberg (pat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 125] (414)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-26
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D70, SigmaEX 105macro 2.8
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Argiope bruennichi [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-18 17:36
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Favorites: 2 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The orb spider Argiope bruennichi normally constructs its characteristic web in low vegetation where it mainly feeds on grasshoppers ; but here it had chosen a large windowframe to span its web reaching 1 metre in diameter. I set a blue cardboard between the window and the spiderweb, the low sun projecting a nice shadow of the spider and its web on the background, where the zigzag pattern of the stabilimentum can be seen.
Thanks for looking :-)

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To gullap: Argiope bruennichipat 1 07-24 13:32
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Very creative :) This really stands out from the crowd! Love the blue and the shadow works well to show off the stabilimentum.

Well done and lucky you to get one that wasn't low down and awkward to shoot :)


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  • hvdp Silver Star Critiquer [C: 24 W: 1 N: 3] (210)
  • [2006-02-18 17:39]

Very well composed. Your title bring me back to school. Good idea and good shot!

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  • thenaz (11)
  • [2006-02-18 19:56]


Really nice work. You managed to use a minimal intrusion on the natural course of things to generate a very distinctive image -- much more so than if you'd simply taken a photo of the scene the way you found it. Very imaginative.


Makes nice composition, and the macro on the spider is very good.

Hi Patrick,
fascinating way of seeing that spider,
making the almost invisible visible.
Perfect details and composition.
Very creative shot.
Congratulations, and thank you!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-03-04 19:09]

Nice one Patrick. One spider is enough but two is too many!! Excellent shadows showing up on the blue cardboard. And the spider is nice and clear too. Well shown, thank you

Hello Patrick,
This is very interesting picture. I know this spider very well, but I've never seen a web in such place.
You had very good idea for the BG, picture has great framing and very good quality.
Very well done on this one!

Hi Patrick,
Very nice shot. Good composition and correct title. Colours are well, a bit soft in focus in the spider.

Belle composition Patrick, bonne idée!

Hi Patrick,
Very original idea. Can see the web clearly with shadow on blue background. Well done and may I use this idea for my photo? TFS

Hi Patrick
It's unique,like your another works is not just sharp and details, your photo looks special.
Well done!

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  • gullap (0)
  • [2006-07-24 12:24]
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c'est la premiére année que j'en voi. elles sont vraiment trés belle, mais elle sont dangeureuses ?

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