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Back off-Babies on board
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Copyright: Andy Brook (AndyB) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-07
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-07-08 4:21
Viewed: 4472
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My new lens arrived yesterday and I had to give it a try.Unfortunately it was cloudy and windy all day but I searched the garden and found this spider and her load of spiderlings resting on a wall.
I cant give it a positive ID but I guess its a wolf spider.
Maybe its not the best quality due to the conditions and my lack of experience with this lens but I hope you like it!
Have a great weekend folks.

Exposure Time: 1/100 sec
F-Stop: f/13.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 60/1 mm
Date Taken: 2005-07-07 15:23
Metering Mode: Pattern

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-08 4:26]

Hello Andy!
Wonderul shot Andy.Details,DOF,POV and composition are perfect.Excellent work!TFS...:-)

Good first shot with your new lens. can't wait to see some more! You used the available light well.
I like the spiders shadow on the stone.
I tried a WS on this photo to see what it looked likea little sharper. Hope you don't mind.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-08 4:32]

Mother Hubbard with all her children. What a sight Andy. The lens is gonna be good for you. And I look forward to seeing more of your shots. This shot shows the spider well, good composition and details. Thank you.

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  • c3101 (18)
  • [2005-07-08 4:33]

Marvelous work Andy. Lovely composition

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-08 4:39]

Lovely shot Andy and very interesting too. It is a wolf spider and a Pardosa sp. This is great as it shows not only the hatched spiders but she also has an egg case. Such is the desire to have an egg sac these spiders can pick up abandoned ones. Great shot, nice details and composition. Well done.

Hello Andy!
Nice shot.Details,clear eyes and composition are wonderful.Very well done!Thanks for sharing.

Good shot Andy. The spider looks really frightening.. Good details. Good composition. Well done!

Hi Andy,
This is sharp and full of details shot.
Nice POV, compo, and light.

Wow you got one! Excellent. This is a great image Andy, far better than mine. You were very lucky to get her facing you. Mine always ran off so I ended up with the back end! It looks like she's still got a full egg sac to?
Excellent composition.
I hope you can capture some more. Our's seem to have gone, which is a shame.
Thanks for posting.

hello:) exellent dof and pof:) great colours:) exellent work with ur new len:D

well done

Have a nice weekend:)



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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-08 6:17]

Fantastic shot Andy! She has got a few kids alright. :) Very good POV, very interesting shot. Well done & TFS!


Very nice macro, Andy!
Perfect lighting!
Sharp details!
Very good len!

Great shot Andy! Very well composed with an excellent POV..I'm a tripod person, as you know ;-)) So you already know what I think..Cloudy or windy conditions dictate tripod. However, in this case, with your subject on a rock, they are not relavent. I use a wired remote ($20.00). A lightweight tripod ($80.00). If you are not using those two items, your shots will often be less than sharp at these shutter-speeds IMHO.. This forum is based on honest and accurate appraisels..This is mine. Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-08 10:24]

Andy, this is a great debut with your new lens.

Excellent pov and sharpness, great composition and pov.

Easy to notice you'll do great things with your new toy.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-08 10:29]

It's a good photo Andy,
very good details in the shot, I like the eyes, very good in pov and a wonderful dof, very good job,
gr. Jaap

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-07-08 15:44]

Hi Andy, very interesting shot. I saw this many times and shot some, but none of them as good as yours. Excellent details and composition.
Very well done.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-07-08 15:53]

Świetne makro, dobry kadr i jakość techniczna.

Hi Andy, I also have all the new equipment, now we have same camera, and same macro. I only tryed at home, as I had to get used to the body also, read manual, etc. Tomorrow I will give it a try :D
In the meantime I will enjoy this fantastic image you offer to us. It is a cute and lovely scene. And my friend, if it was cloudy, and you got this with F:13 - no flash, this sounds very good! Enjoy the lens and thanks for you advices on the prize, at last I saved a good amount. Regards, Felipe.

well being super criticle a fraction short on DOF, but other wise very nice the details in focus a good and details especially of the babies.TFS

Great shot Andy,
Well composed, good detail, colours and sharpness.
Nicely captured, good POV and DOF.
Thanks for posting, have a good weekend.

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  • seanf (92)
  • [2005-07-08 22:56]

hi andy

all i can say is you're off to a flying start with that new lens. keep up the good work!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-09 3:42]

Wow ! Beautiful and very interesting shot for this spider family ! I never see this beore ! Thanks for sharing Andy.

Hi Andy, well I think thats a cracking shot and it looks quite scary with all them wee spiders ready to jump. Very good post.

Andy, this is a excellent Picture. Great colours, sharpness excellent, a very nice composite. Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-09 16:31]

Hello Andy!
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent. A great moment captured.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Have a good Sunday!

This is an interesting capture Andy. You know I just love spiders and this one is EXTRA SPECIAL! Wonderfull moments and very interesting subjects, all three hundred of them. :) Very well done.

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2005-07-10 15:19]

Very good macro, wonderful image.

Very interesting, Andy.. and you did very well, taking into account this lens is new for you, and you did not benefit from much light.
Very, very strange, all these baby-spiders on its back...
Thank you for sharing !

Excellent shot of the mother and the spiderlings. Good moody lighting. You wouldn't catch me that close!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-07-29 11:24]

I do like it and I am glad the mother is not afraid of spiders :-0 I can just imagine what it must feel like to have millions of little spiders on ones back :-(

Cangratulations with the new lens, it seems to be working well for you. The image has good DOF and detail.

Very well done and thanks for posting

I've read about spiders that carry their babies on their backs but have never seen one. Thank you for sharing this with us! I love the texture of the rock she's on and the shadows in the foreground are very nice, well done.

Ive heard they end up eating their mother.

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