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Itsy Bitsy Spider

Itsy Bitsy Spider
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Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-18
Categories: Spiders
Camera: KODAK Z612, 35-420mm Schneider Kreuznach Variogon
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): SPIDERS OF AMERICA, Spiders of the World, A Spider sat beside her. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-21 4:13
Viewed: 3726
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The itsy bitsy spider
Climbed up and all about
Along came Jimmy
Who freaked the spider out
Out came the camera
And Jim began to shoot
The itsy bitsy spider
Didn't give a hoot

I think this must be one of the many many species of Garden Spider(which includes Orb-weavers and Crab Spiders), maybe a Banded Garden Spider. I spied it on it's web between some grape leaves as I was photographing butterflies. It is quite small, about 0.25 inches(6.3 mm).

Garden Spiders

Cropped, enhanced, sharpened, Neat Image noise reduction and resized for posting

Hurricane Dean

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weaving weaving weaving...very cool. But no note?!?!? What's up with that? :)
Love the composition here - the side view and a glimpse of webbing.

Hi Jim,
I like the way you take this shot, the POV
is a different angle, looks like is walking on
the air, great light management, TFS. Best regards/Lawhill

Hi Jim.
Love the poem, well thought out.
How you doing over there with Dean? I see you still have connection so that's gotta be good.
Great DOF used to make the spider stand out well, I am wondering if neat-image has made his legs a little soft though in the process.
Great catching him suspended like this, shows the spinning thread well.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-21 6:49]
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Hello Jim,
Considering this is a macro of a very small spider, it shows pretty good detail. Nice POV and action and fine composition against a pleasing contrasting green BG. Amusing poem!
Thanks for sharing,

Hurricane Dean seems to be more south than thought previously: I guess this is more hopeful for you in Galveston.

Very well done. Not too shabby for enhancing...Tis a chore...but you show patience in doing it...


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-21 10:47]

Hi Jim Have tried to take pictures of spiders but they never seem to come out like this one. good detail and colour . with a nice POV/DOF. you can see it makinging its web. well done TFS.

Hello Jim,
many thanks for tue ID of my spider....
very good macro-shot very well composed with a good way, great details and beautifull background

Hi Jim,

A nice image of the spider, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


This image definitely has impact. the light and pose against that wonderful OOF background is stunning. The action is just wonderful. Lot of detail for such a little spider.

Evelynn ; )

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-22 0:39]

Great action capture, Jim!
Superb macro with very good details.
And I must say your notes ares simply priceless!!

Hi Jim,
A very nice spider along with a very nice poem. Nicely composed with great details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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