- RAP (7405)
- [2004-11-11 4:50]
Wow... me recuerda la diferencia de altura entre mi esposa y yo Andy... mide 13 cm. más y parezco como este pequeño macho al lado de ella.... jejeje.
Excelente, realmente. Buena agudeza con excelente POV y DOF (tal vez un F4 hubiera resultado mas beneficioso... o eso creo).
Bien hecho y gracias por compartirla con nosotros.
Wow... I remember to me the height difference between my wife and me Andy... measures 13 cm. more and I seem like this small male next to her.... jejeje.
Excellent, really. Good sharpness with excellent POV and DOF (perhaps a F4 had been more beneficial... or that I believe).
Well done and thanks for sharing.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2004-11-11 4:53]
Very good Andy.
This is a piece of real nature.
It's best for him to have a gift if he not will the lunch.
Very good composition and sharpness.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2004-11-11 4:53]
Belle photo pour ce moment d'intimité animale ! Il est intéressant de constater ici la diférence de taille entre le mâle et la femmelle...
Well done !
- netfalls (0)
- [2004-11-11 5:03]
Wow, great shot perfect details.
- red45 (31094)
- [2004-11-11 5:12]
I'm in luck that I'm not a spider :-) Very good action-shot. I like details on spider's legs.
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2004-11-11 6:38]
You know me by know... this is the stuff i like. Wonderfull action shot. Very fitting title. If you had light you should use a smaller aperture f4 as Ricardo said would have had all the legs in the DOF. Great shot.
- marhowie (486)
- [2004-11-11 8:05]
Andy, Great caption & moment captured! I think your image has suffered a bit from use of F/2.8 though. Overall a great shot with these two spiders in the same frame. Thanx for posting!
- Fisher (8915)
- [2004-11-11 12:02]
Lay aside the tech., what a mommnent captured. I like the drama scene, suspense.
- extramundi (13178)
- [2004-11-11 12:17]
Andy, although the NI gave it the usual glossy effect, the shot works very well. With that parameters I realize you had very little light, so I think you did very well considering the circumstances. Well done.
- PDP (11769)
- [2004-11-11 16:06]
Maybe it's out of view but it appears that he has already lost a leg. Women can cost you an arm and a leg for sure ;-). I'm disapointed that he gave up, I can't have been love!
Good shot Andy, a rare touching moment in the love life of spiders.
- mogens-j (20)
- [2004-11-11 18:03]
Very good capture of this proposal Andy. The colours are great as well as the cropping/composition. Only nit - it would have been nice with a higher aperture making a better dof but you cannot get it all every time ;-).
It is true about the risk the male takes when he is courting. Actually I had the luck to get some shots of such fatal situation some time ago which you can see here. This little guy didn't get away.
- japie (5187)
- [2004-11-11 22:43]
One thing this male should not do is mention her size - then he will find out why she is so big - eating all the males before him that mentioned her size.
You have mentioned the noise, so I wont go there. The DOF at 2.8 seems smaller than the size of the female, but this is an excellent moment you caught here.
Glad you decided to post it.
- willie (2083)
- [2004-11-12 1:48]
The name says it all. The detail is amazing. This is straight into my favourites. Very well done.
- Luc (14767)
- [2004-11-12 10:10]
A great two in one picture, Andy. Sharpness and DOF at its best.
Like Ricardo said: "(perhaps a F4 had been more beneficial... or that I believe)."
Great post anyway.
- ydavid (76)
- [2004-11-13 10:32]
This shot reminds me of acrobats in the circus. Very nice shot with great DOF.
- Esox (972)
- [2004-11-15 12:48]
Superb shot. I like the behaviour illustration.
Great DOF and sharpness.
- NitzanCK (882)
- [2005-03-14 13:05]
Excellent catch Andy.
Great composition and details, very good POV.
Nature is beautiful, good work Andy! TFS!
- livios (16942)
- [2005-05-17 0:15]
Andy, a great title. Maybe, because I do enjoy the book by Choderlos de Laclos.
Excellent composition and great blurred bg.
- malgosia (0)
- [2005-07-06 6:30]
hello:) one day I will do photo like this one:)I hope so:) really beauty one
- puciu (2631)
- [2006-06-23 15:31]
Bardzo fajne zdjêcie, doskonale wysz³o. Kadr i ostro¶æ super.
- peco85 (70)
- [2006-06-28 1:04]
what a fantastic closeup from a bugs life:) Really good composition and I like the focus. The DOF is good. Thank you for sharing!
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2006-07-11 6:49]
Brilliant colors. Very good composition. Nice scene. I do smell the danger.