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*Garden Spider á la Matrix*

*Garden Spider á la Matrix*
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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, Hama sky 1A (LA+10) (IV) 58mm
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Garden Spiders [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-09 9:50
Viewed: 4488
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Brown on brown -
A Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus) ready to attack
in its net against the wall of a garden-shed.

The European garden spider (Araneus diadematus, cross
spider) is a very common and well-known orb-weaver
spider in Western Europe. Araneus diadematus also
lives in parts of North America, in a range extending
from New England and the Southeast to the Northwestern
United States and adjacent parts of Canada.

Individual spiders' colouring can range from extremely
light yellow to very dark gray, but all european
garden spiders have mottled markings across the back
with five or more large white dots forming a cross.
The white dots result from cells that are filled with
guanine, which is a byproduct of protein metabolism.

It is hard to provoke a garden spider to bite - if it
does, the bite is slightly unpleasant and utterly
harmless (unless you're a fly!)

[from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_garden_spider]

wkshelton, horia, marhowie, carper, nardophoto, Luciano75, RAP, dew77, aido has marked this note useful
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Hello Thorsten,

What a spider, excellent forcus on the web, perfect detals, very crisp, nicly composed and colurful photo,

TFS kyle

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-09 10:09]

Hi Thor

Great shot of this cool spider!
Excellent pOV, great details especially on its eyes and great flash management. Brown on brown looks really good on this one!
Great work here!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Thorsten,
What I like most here is the great POV.
Well composed with very good detail, DOF and light.
Interesting BG with the faint diagonal lines running through it. Some sensor spots, but that's nit picking :)
Well done & TFS!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-09-09 10:47]

Hola Thorsten.- Exelente macro de esta bella y pequeña Araña. El color rojo de su cuerpo destaca muy bien con el fondo. Tiene muy buen nivel de luz y el contraste es tambien muy bueno. Tu nota ea muy buena. Saludos Luis52.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-09-09 13:28]

I like it Thorsten,
the atmosphere is great in the shot, the composition is nice and the point of view is good, very good job.
gr. jaap

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-09-09 13:41]

Hi again Thorsten
Nice shot of this spider, Good close-up. Good colours, sharpnes and POV.
Well done my friend


Hello Thorsten

Great shot,wonderful BG and POV,sharpness and details.
Very well done and TFS

Best regards

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-09 16:37]

El colorido y el POV son los puntos fuertes de esta imagen Thorsten, además de un bien logrado trasfondo.
Siempre es difícil la captura de imágenes de estas pequeñas arañas, pero aquí has obtenido un buen resultado.
Saludos... Ricardo

The coloring and POV are the strong points of this image Thorsten, besides a well achieved background.
It is always difficult the capture of images of these small spiders, but here you have obtained a good result.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-09 16:56]

Hello Thorsten,
Excellent close up.I liked warm colors,POV,details,framing and composition a lot.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-09-10 15:35]

This one is very beautifull colour , good compositie details colours sharp ,very good job ,Greetings Teunie .

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-09-12 21:37]

Wow, spooky looking little fella :-) Good composition and another perfect background, the DOF, colour and lines make it so I think. Excellent detail on this Spider, he looks quite pale whereas I think they are usually darker over here (I've only ever seen dark ones anyway). Soemthing else I noticed about this is that there is no flash shadow, it really adds a lot to the image. Great work again!

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