Big as Your Thumb
Great shot of this eight legged thing. I must admitt it's not that easy to look at. I'm not really afraid of little bug but to look at it this size and this close-up, it still kind of give me a little shriver. not all of it's legs are focus, I wonder why.
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-05-12 21:36]
Outstanding shot of this Garden Orb Weaver with immaculate sharpness, colours and details. The silky web looks majestic against that lovely BG. Nice pose captured of this huge character with great lighting. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.
very nice shot of this spider.. these guys aren't out in the daytime too often, more active at night, which makes shots of them not too common.. they are really reflective when you try to get em with a flash, and often just end up a bright white spider with no detail. nicely done..
just a correction however.. i think you're right with your common name (garden orb) but you've got the wrong genus with the scientific name.. i believe its an Eriophora transmarina.
nice one and thanks for sharing..
just out of interest.. i remember reading a report about one of these guys that was studied.. she used to build her web over a driveway that would get broken when the owners of the house came home each day.. rather than moving web locations though, she was observed to raise the web and then lower it again afterwards. amazing!
- pvs (14464)
- [2008-05-12 22:59]
The exposure,colors and details are great in this capture,although in my opinion it misses some dof,but I guess you would have needed some extra fillfash,tfs
- eng55 (5892)
- [2008-05-13 0:56]
Lovely close up.POV,exposure nad BG are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-05-13 1:08]
Splendida macro, ottimi POV e composizione, buona nitidezza, molto belli i colori, bellissimi BG e luce. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio
- darwin (1401)
- [2008-05-13 2:57]
Very nice capture and composition with superb detail
- mlines (3116)
- [2008-05-13 14:23]
Hi John, With some imagination it could be as big as your palm, but luckily it is smaller! Pleased you found the wilderness area so near the Sydney city area. It is less well known so provides a place to get away from the crowds. This is a good clear spider macro, with details like hair and fine silk clearly visible. TFS. Murray.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-05-13 14:36]
superb shot of this spider, fine POV and very fine DOF with the spider web,
wonderful background, great sharpness and details of the spider, TFS
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-05-13 14:57]
Beautiful image my friend, I like the web being nicely visible. I think I prefer the workshop image myself but that is only a personal thing, I like the angle you took it at very much. Thanks for the fantastic images John, Have a great day.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-05-14 0:45]
Fine details have been captured in your furry friend!
I like inclusion of the web, and the background colour enhances the subject well...
Iíd like to take this opportunity to thank you for support and advice during my time here!
It has been great and I have learned a lot through the many fine presentations in TrekNature!
- MMM (11425)
- [2008-05-14 9:47]
Nice closed up.Good POV and nice de4tail.I like that vertical format.Your image is sharp and the colors are nixce and natural.
Very dramatic John. Great subject and the lighting really shows the web. I'm not sure about your photography philosophy, but one option would have been a flash fill (like Howard i.e., marhowie).
P.S. I see you're a Canuck temporarily in Oz. In July we're headed to spend a year in Wollongong. Looking forward to a change of scenery and some great opportunities for some Aussie critters and landscapes.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-05-15 23:09]
Greetings from A Dhabi
A great macro with superb colour and excellent detail. Well observed and captured.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-06-17 21:27]
A lovely capture of this big as your thumb spider.
The details are very good.
nicely done on the pov and dof.