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He´s a dwarf, shes a giant

He´s a dwarf, shes a giant
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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-13
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Kodak easyshare C613, Helios 58mm 1:2
Exposure: f/3.8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-18 15:26
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Here I return with the photo in first plane of the male of Argiope argentata , taken with my homemade macro; to the bottom the enormous disproportion with the female, a noticeable sexual dimorphism can be appreciated, where the female is many times more voluminous than the male. The female is same of the last photo that I posted and is greatest of the trio of females that I found between two brave straws of many that there were to borders of a ditch that borders a rural way

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Hi Hernan,
This is very impressive! A spider as background is something that I haven't seen often :) Details, composition and DOF are amazing! Your homemade macro seen to works great. Well seen!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-18 18:24]

Hi Hernan,woderfull perspective,the focus on the little and the great as background,a 1st class pic,my best compliments,Luciano

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-03-18 20:08]
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Hi Hernan

Ha, I just love your photos the moment that Helios homemade macro lens of yours come into play. You have captured this 'poor' little male orb spider in wonderful scale etched against the monstrous image of the female in the BG. She almost looks like something out of a Hollywood scary movie and I like how the translator used the word "voluminous" to describe her outrageous size compared to his dainty frame.

Although this little guy is only a couple of millimetres in size you have captured excellent details of the tiny spider. The exposure was well controlled and the composition & POF is great with the huge image of the 'threatening' female forming the complimentary background.

Remember, if this guy does not dance or vibrate at the right rhythm when approaching the female to mate, she will kill and eat him. Talk about being consumed by a woman's love. I am so glad that for punitive measure my wife just sends me to the dog box instead (chuckle).

Very well done MF and TFS.

Hello Hernan,

Waouw! Very impressive picture. Superb shot! Excellent composition. Excellent sharpness of the male. Very nice light and colours. Great background with the blurry female.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-03-19 3:41]

Fantastic perspective and a very beautiful presentation of this diffirence of size. Great shot my friend.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-03-19 15:21]

Hello Hernan,
wonderful shot and follow up on the earlier post.
Very nice to compare the different sexes.
Excellent work on the macro, details are nice and sharp and the colors are great.
Well done.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-03-21 12:12]

Hola amigo,
original macro,
aplastantes detalles y presentación,
la iluminación conseguida es excelente. con el elemento de atras que añade, un ambiente magnífico,
saludos Hernán.

Hallo Hernan
I am most thankful that I am not a female spider. I don't think I am very fond of the idea that I might want to kill and eat my dear old hubby whenever things does not go smoothly. And what will happen if I start to miss him afterwards?
Very nice and interesting details captured on the body. Great close up on the spider with the outstanding clarity on the web, and your background is really impressive and very "unusual". A very surprising image with much to appreciate. Great macro work with your homemade equipment. Thanks for sharing and have a most enjoyable day.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-29 8:45]

Hello Hernán,
This is a fine capture of small male Argiope argentata from an excellent POV and with great sharpness. The OoF large female in the BG makes this special.
Superb skill with your macro to produce a great image and thanks for sharing it,

Fatástica fotografia, didactica, descriptiva y artistica.
Nos encantó tanto a Cris como a mi.
Gracias y un saludo, Felipe.

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  • Vidaro (32)
  • [2011-07-18 14:47]

Not the best quality but knowing the size of both male and female its understandable! Awesome composition! i would love to see some more of these:)

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