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Mamma Cross Back

Mamma Cross Back
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Copyright: Helen Matten (Helkoryo) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 23 W: 4 N: 41] (182)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-18
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon 60mm EF-S f/2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-20 2:09
Viewed: 3695
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Todays posting is the second image I took of the female Cross Back Spider (many thanks to those who told me what she was yesterday).

I watched her build this web from start to finish and it tool her just over an hour, now I am not really a spider person but I have to admit watching her it was quite amazing.

Once complete she sat at the centre of the web with her four front legs neatly hooked onto four spokes of the web, she gently pulled on the spokes periodically to text the torque and see if lunch had arrived.

The blue in the background is a tarpaulin cover in the garden I quite liked how it coloured half of the image this way.

Many thanks for taking the time to visit and view my image.

Kind regards Helen

Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Exposure Time: 1/80
F-Stop: f/2.8
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 60/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-09-18 16:43
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 231 kb

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Hi Helen.
Another nice capture of this cross spider. Very good details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

great closeup, I am curious what that black thing near it's mouth is

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-09-20 15:32]

Hola amiga,
bella macro y perspectiva,
buen foco y bg...
iluminación y compo. brillante,

Hello Helen. I did not realize that you are here and already a few images posted. This is an excellent framing of the spider. Good sharp focus in beautiful placement of the subject. Keep shooting and sharing and maybe we could have a Friday's theme here too. Best regards. Jusni

Ciao Helen, an other good capture with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid light, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

hello Helen

excellent shot of this spider, with a fine POV, DOF and framing,
excellent sharpness and details and it is the gradient style
background with the colours that i love most of your image, TFS


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