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Cruel World

Cruel World
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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ, 38-380mm built-in, Kenko Skylight1B+Raynox DCR250
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-17 4:24
Viewed: 4345
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The weight of insects eaten by spiders every year is greater than the total weight of the entire human population.

There can be up to nearly 5 million spiders per hectare.

The combined length of thread in a spider's web is about 20-60 m and it can take the spider up to 3 hours to make an orbweb.

On an equal weight basis, spider silk is twice as strong as steel. In addition, spider silk is
very elastic. It is this combination of strength and stretch that makes the energy-to-break of
spider silk so high. Simply put, it is the toughest material known.

Spiders have 48 "knees": 8 legs with 6 joints on each.
A jumping spider can jump up to 25 times its own body length.

thistle, cpt_burak, Oz1, soccer, eruyanik, ramthakur, liquidsunshine has marked this note useful
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Hi Sochirca!
A dramatic moment very well captured in this macro!
the composition and DOF are great but the light not so with harsh shadows...a fill flash could helped!

Hello Sochirca,
Lovely shot! It's not cruel. Spiders must eat. The picture has very good details and interesting POV. I like the coours too.
Very interesting note. Spiders really are an amazing creatures!

Hello Sochirca,
Wonderful capture.I liked POV,colors,lighting,timing and composition very much.Thanks for sharing.


The composition, POV, Lighting, sharpness, detail, DOF, BG are all great with an excellent and unusual subject. TFS,

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-06-17 8:12]

Really good capture of this golossum spider.

Hello Sochirka!
Great moment with sharp details! Focusing, pov, bg all are wonderful! Your crab spider is a xysticus cristatus. Thank you and best regards!

Your statistics on spiders intrigue me, Sochirca. They are unbelievable!
Great capture of a bee in the death grip of a spider. Fine POV, DOF, colours and sharpness.

Excellent capture Sochirca,

Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-06-21 12:31]

Hello, Sochirca.
Very well done shot. Excellent sharpness, details, DOF and framing. Amazing scenes too.
Best regards, Alexei.

wow, this is one hungry spider!
excellent shot of this "special" moment in nature, dan! :-)
terrific composition showing the way of nature.
i really wnder if it managed to "eat" the whole fat bumble-bee.
well seen & captured, thor.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-06-24 16:11]

Great macro shot of this spider. Great position, DOF, color and BG


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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-25 4:00]

Hi Sochirca
Well seen and captured. Good colours, details, sharpnes, light, DOF and POV. Also good note and BG.
Well done


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-06-29 1:39]

What an impressive moment that you have very well captured ! Composition, colors, exposure, DOF and sharpness are very good. I also appreciate the complementary note...
Congratulations Deud and thanks for sharing.

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