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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: 2006-12-08
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon Powershot A530, Helios 58mm 1:2
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-07-14 12:49
Viewed: 3544
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
A spider in my garden captured a syrphid fly. I´m not completely satified with the focal depth, but with my homemade macro is not easy. I like the intense colours, light and moment. I hope you like it
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herna, a very good timing, great action.
and good sharpness on both actors.
i like the natural colors and the warm light.

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-07-14 14:47]

Hi Hernan,
This is such a great photo! Superb composition, perfect details and I find your focal depth very good.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-07-14 15:47]

Hernan, maravilhosa captura deste grande momento.

Excelente nitidez, contraste e cores. Gosto da composição também.

Um excelente trabalho. Parabéns.

Hello Hernan,
Very good capture for you as well as the spider.
Very nice colors and details.
Would like to have seen a bit of a tighter crop though.
Pity colors and details on the back of the spider are a little washed out.
These two things are just minor flaws though and do not really effect the beauty of the image.
I did rework the image a little for you in photoshop.
Hope you like it.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice Sunday,

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-07-14 22:53]

salut Herman
waooo j'ai déjà pris cette araîgnée mais jamais en plein repas. Magnifique prise, la scène est parfaitement captée. Superbes couleurs, netteté impeccable.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-07-15 0:48]

Hi Hernan.
What a dramatic scene have been pictured by you. I like composition of the shot, excellent details and colour of the image. May be DOF would more large a bit. However, great action shot. Bravo and TFS.

Ciao Hernan grande cattura per te e per il ragno, splendida foto d'azione di una nitidezza eccezionale, con meravigliosi dettagli, grande macro, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-07-15 3:02]
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Hi Hernan

Another lovely macro from your ingenious equipment showing great action with the spider capturing its prey. The rule of nature is clearly depicted here, "If you snooze, you loose". Although, as in this case, "loose" is used in the ultimate sense.

The composition is fine however; I agree with Harry (Profame) that you probably could have cropped it a little more and with a bit of wary PP reduced the amount of OE on the spiders back. His workshop very adequately addressed those slight nits and brought your posting to its full potential. Apart from the little area of OE mentioned the exposure was actually very well managed on the rest of the shot and the colours came out very natural. The isolated BG is well OOF and compliments the subjects very well. Although the DOF was perhaps slightly limiting it is not as bad as you perhaps thought it to be since Harry clearly illustrated (in his workshop) that there was really quite enough detail to work with. It just needed a little more PP to bring it out properly.

Anyway, good work under trying circumstances and TFS.

Hi Hernan,
The scene well seen. I like seeing how this spider catch its prey. Sorry for the hoverfly. The yellow body already pale. Very well done.

Como siempre directo al cuello :)
Aunque no estes contento con la profundidad de campo, el foco lo tenias justo en el plano adecuado, aunque quizas si hubieras forzado a F:8 todavia hubieras tenido suficiente velocidad. Y hablando de una escena tan pequeña y de la tecnologia adaptada está fenomenal, con una exposición y iluminacion correcta.
Un saludo!

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-07-17 6:11]
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A rare and beautiful shot. Maybe in this way, you take further steps in developing your homemade macro and tell us the secrets!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-17 8:07]
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Hola Hernán,
This is a superb capture of a spider with its capture. I don't think you should blame your home-made macro equipment for any thing here: this has good sharpness, DOF is good and you have focused it well. Great compositionand BG.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-07-18 18:08]

Hernán, mas que aranha mais incrível! Nunca tinha visto uma dessas! Você capturou um ótimo momento da natureza...

bonjour hernan
une tres belle capture,que ce soit pour vous comme pour l'araignée.
j'ai donné une fois une abeille a une araignée crabe et elle l'avais encore le lendemain dans les pattes!
bonne reussite.

Belle photo de ce combat et après bon déjeuner pour cette arraignée qui doit bien se nourrire.Belle couleurs et très bonne netteté Amitiés Thomas

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