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Big Mama Cross Back

Big Mama 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, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-27 3:07
Viewed: 3749
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good morning.

This is the last in the little group of shots I took of this busy lady in my back garden.

I think the black shiny area by her mandibals is partially digested food.

The blue showing in the BG is a tarpaulin and I loved the way its colours set the area.

You can see here the webbed area is quite untidy around her behind.Maybe she just had excess requirements.

Do you see how her front 4 claws are hooked onto the web? She can feel the smallest adjustment in tension through this and acts immadiately on any movement. I actually watched her pull the web tight with each claw independantly to test the tension. Quite amazing.

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

Kind regards Helen

Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Exposure Time: 1/60
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: 274 kb

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Ciao Helen, great macro with fantastic colors, fine details of web and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good Week end, ciao Silvio

very nice colours! great composition and sharpness!

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-09-27 8:11]

lovely colors. the gradual blue background it`s fantastic

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-10-09 1:16]

Hello Helen,
a very captivating shot of this spider.
sharp and clear and you managed the BG so well that it make the shot very pleasant and impressive.
the clariy of the spider and web is excellent.


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