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Giant Spider 2

Giant Spider 2
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-06
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, Fujinon 10X zoom
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Araneae (Spiders) II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-03 5:41
Viewed: 5903
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another view of the 25cm Golden Orb Spider (Nephila maculata), requested by Gerhard and Ricardo.
The previous shot and notes on this species can be found here .
I know this is not really sharp and the background is horrible, (wrong f-stop), but it gives an action view of the spiders back and the golden hue of the web. Here she has rushed down her web and is rapidly wrapping up a bug that flew into the web. Hope you like it.

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To j_wyatt: Spiderssandpiper2 1 02-03 06:39
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Thats one big spider Chris.I remember these in the forest on Niue where I lived as a kid.
I know my wife would love to see this one...NOT.

YYeeesss! Chris, this is a great shot. Thank you so much for posting a follow up. I love the colourful joints it has. The big spiders such as this one are my favourite. Well done.

Anymore? :)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-12-03 6:48]

25cm ??? Well, I'm glad not to live in Australia :-) What a monster :-) I like yellow spots on its legs.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-12-03 7:11]
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Otra muy buena imagen de este gigante de 8 patas.
Excelente agudeza con bellos detalles sobre la red, correcto DOF e iluminación artificial.
Espero puedas publicar otra imagen con la cara y los ojos del gigante.

Another very good image of this giant of 8 legs.
Excelente sharpness with beautiful details on the web, correct DOF and artificial illumination.
I hope you can publish another image with the face and the eyes of the giant.

Chris I like the shot, not the specimen. Good job with great detail.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-04 22:53]
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I knew that Gerhard was going to like this shot, and I like it too. This seems to be a real big one that you captured very well.

Well done and thanks for posting

I really hate spiders, especially BIG spiders, but still it is facisnating that they can be so large. I although I've always wanted to visit Australia your photo might make me change my mind! ;)

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