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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-29 10:36
Viewed: 6462
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi friends,
Passing through a bit of transitional turmoil. End of term meetings, farewells, last minute decisions, emergency staff recruitments, packing, confusion . . .
Yes, I have retired from service, yipeeeeeee!!!!!!

Forgive me for not being able to spend time on TN at the moment. Will resume after reaching India in a couple of days.
In the meanwhile, here is a picture of a very very tiny black spider staring back at me. It was an impromptu photo shoot when this fellow appeared on my study table at night one day in the first week of June.
This is perhaps my last posting from Saudi Arabia.

See you soon and thanks for bearing with me!

Regards and bye.

ridvan, uleko, garyfudge, Kaszek, Argus, jaycee, JoseMiguel, lawhill, jeanpaul, haraprasan, Matt-Bird, gannu, eqshannon, Silvio2006, dew77, cicindela has marked this note useful
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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-06-29 10:37]

selam ram; nice macro shot of this spider, very good details presented nice POV well captured with splendid colours TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-29 10:43]

Hello Ram,
Ivan and I were just wondering where you'd gone to! It must be a strange time for you and I wish you all the very best for your future retirement back in India!
Amazing capture of this "huge"-looking little spider! Excellent POV and sharp details. Very nicely composed too.
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

Spooky looking little fellow Ram,

he's certainly got his eyes on you!

Best of look returning home.


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-06-29 11:00]

Hello Ram, very nice capture, I love the big eyes of the the spyder, excellent macro.. I wish you a good luck in your trip back to India, can't wait to see photos of beautiful India.. Have a nice day!

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2007-06-29 11:23]

Hello Ram,
What is he looking for? ;)
Great picture. I love spiders and I love pictures like this.
Simple but full of expression :)
Very well done Ram!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-29 12:17]

Best wishes for your retirement, Ram.
You can now begin to really enjoy life!
Nice spider shot with excellent sharpness and composition the eyes being the focal point.
All the best,

Oh, they are big changes going on Ram! I wish you the best in your new life :) This is a beautiful capture of this so sweet looking creature, it has most beautiful eyes :)I can't wait to see your new pictures from home :) Thanks,

Hello Ram,
Perhaps the spider was bidding you farewell and wanted to be remembered! If so, you have a wonderful shot by which to remember it! Great pov and lovely detail.
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Ram,
What an impressive stare!
You really caught the attention of that spider.
I like so much your frontal POV to focus all the attention on the eyes.

So time of changes!
I hope you will be handling every thing ok, and wish you a happy and safe return to India.
Can imagine the excitation on you and all the great shots that hopefully you will be bringing to us from your country.
So take care and have a good time!
Warm regards and a big hug for all the years worked!!!

Hi Ram,
This is a great close up, wth nice details
very sharp, well composed and it got more the one eye on you,.. TFS. Best regards/Lawhill

Bonsoir Ram
C'est une fantastique prise de vue avec cette araignée qui a des yeux tout le tour de la tête, super cette Macro .Très belle composition les couleurs les détails ,tout est parfait.Très joli ce BG
Merci et au revoir...JP

Hey Ram,
Congratulations on retiring from service and I hope you have a safe trip home. Cool little spider, it has 2 really big central eyes (they must be a quarter of its body mass, hehe). It almost looks like an urban street scene not on your table.
Looking forward to more photos soon.
Best regards

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-30 4:29]

Hi Ram,
a good shot.
Brilliant POV and a great pose from the spider.
Well done,

p.s congratulations on retiring :)

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-30 5:27]

Sir, your end in dubai is beginning for us in India. Eagerly looking forward to your company and guidance. Sincerely Ganesh regarding the photo perhaps this is also giving farewell to you and must be wishing you all the best and must be saying "I Miss You"

Welcome back and hurry back! Contradictional as that may sound, it fits your situation.

Nice capture of eyes. I like that part he best.....good and safe travels my friend...


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-30 8:37]

Hi Ram,

Second spider I've seen today that looks like a toy! He's adorable - those eyes are amazing. All good wishes on your retirement. I think you will love it!!!


Hi Ram, splendid view of this spider, amazing details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Mr. Ram,
A very good capture. Very nice focus in the eyes. POV and composition are excellent. Thanks a lot for sharing and welcome to India. Safe Journey.

Beautiful colours harmony composition. Great colour! Awesome close up shot.
Best wishes,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-07 1:07]

Hello Ram,
Excellent close up.Clear eyes,POV and framing are wonderful.

Dear Ram!
Two weeks of absence is a long time if we are talking about TN so today I decided to see what I overlooked in your gallery :)
I like jumping spiders a lot so this one is really great for me. Very nice eye-contact, but also a very good sharpness, DOF and POV. Especially that this is so fast group! :>
TFS and have a nice weekend,

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