Common Garden Spider
Hi helen, another nice shot. I took a very similar one to this recently, perhaps i'll post it next. Just out of interest what lens are using for this shot?
How nice to see you on this site, too!
You'll find yourself completely hooked ....!!
I like this.
It was only when I began taking shots of them that I realised how they usually hang upside down.
Good details of the hairy legs and the body patterns.
- mbasil (3320)
- [2008-09-19 3:22]
Nice, Helen. Nice subject and nicely composed. Wherever the light was from (indirect?) looks good, too. Although this is the kind of shot that benefits from a shallow DoF, I think your DoF may be a bit TOO shallow here -- parts of the spider seem to be OOF. Make sure you focus on the face of the spider, and I would suggest a bit more Dof (f/6 or even f/8) -- 'till you get the whole spider in focus. As I have been told many times on TN, it's especially important to get the eyes in the shot, and in focus. [Good luck with that!]
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2008-09-19 4:12]
You've done a better job than I did today.
I was trying to photograph spiders too,but it was windy here and the sun was too bright,and I ended up giving up.
Anyway,this is a good shot of Araneus diadematus (a Cross spider) which is a type of Orbweb spider.
Composition is good with some good detail seen.A good effort overall.
- techranger (3462)
- [2008-09-19 6:42]
Very nice capture of this spider and its web. Well composed and presented. TFS
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-09-19 11:07]
A nice capture of this beautiful cross spider. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
welcome and nice to see on T.N.
good capture and visual of this spider
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-09-20 10:05]
Ciao Helen, wonderful composition, great macro with splendid light and fantastic colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Thank you for your kind words regarding my squirrel. As to your spider, I love the details, the fragility of the web, and the composition. It's also a reminder of why I dislike them - but then, I could attribute it to the large black widow I found crawling outside my front door yesterday looking for a way in. No offense, trekkers, but I took care of it with a can of raid...
Interesting creatures, just the same. :-)