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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-22
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-04 7:09
Viewed: 4420
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 94
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First of all a big THANK YOU to all my friends and seniors for the good wishes and the kind words on my completion of 1 year with my 150th post. It was truely over-whelming and heart warming. Much as I would have liked to thank everyone individually, it wasn’t easy and hence I extend my love and gratitude this way. Moreover even I was a bit tied up and could not participate the way I would have loved to. Sorry for it but take my word, it was absolutely great feeling.

Today is a post from my archives - a spider web on a foggy winter morning, sparkling with dew drops. Interestingly the tiny spider is also present and becomes the central figure. Shot taken hand-held in difficult conditions, holding my breath but with shivering hands. I know that the shot could have been better, still I love it this way because it portrays a different perspective. Hope everyone like it.

Tell you what, I would try to concentrate more on spiders this November and then December could be the month for butterflies again.

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Hi Sumon,
This is a great shot,I love the composition and the super details, beautiful light and BG too.


Dear Sumon
Wonderful shot of this beautiful web,
Perfect details,composition and exposure,
Superb shot,Welldone.I like your desicion about spider month :o)

Good Luck

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-04 7:32]

Hello Sumon,
It's an art to spot little details in nature like this one! This is brilliant in spite of the barbed wire! Wonderful details, beautiful colours and a fine soft background. A very fine composition!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-11-04 7:40]

Hi Sumon,

What an amazing shot! I have never seen a photo of a spider web with such clarity and detail. Lighting is perfect. I love the little spider sitting in the center of the web. Wonderful colors, excellent background and a great composition.


Hello Sumon,

What a beautiful picture. This spider has found a very nice place to build its web. Focus and light are very good handled. Bravo!


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-04 8:11]

Hi Summon. This is excellent use of the light on the spidders web. I did not see the spidder at first its so small. you have very good detail and colours. a nice POV. well done tFS.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-11-04 9:07]

hi sumon,
no words to descibe this picture..but to say its wow wow wow....wonderful,

Hi Sumon,
Very artistic !
Good colours and contrast. TFS.
- Nirmal

Hello Sumon,
Awesome sharpness in this captured!
perfect exposure and focus with so much details
Thanks for sharing the this notes
all the best

an embroidery that embellished from the drops of moist gives back it precious........
well seen Sumon......... great shot

regards sERGIO

Oh-oh. Bringing out the archives eh? And now the"big guns" arrive. I'll bet you have quite a collection of creative natural shots such as this. Super well dome as only Sumon can! The man with the hat! I should send you a press card Sumon. You can be my first foreign correspondent!

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-11-04 11:08]

The brown and green melting into each other is great, the colours repeat themselves throughout the picture. It's a great shot, I love this "nature" look.


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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-11-04 11:20]

Wonderful picture. Nice details and sharpness! Well done. TFS. Carme.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-04 11:27]

Hola Sumon,
preciosa macro,
buenos detalles y composición...
agradable trabajo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-04 11:32]

it's a very great composition,i like the contrast of details and the idea that you have to take this pic,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-11-04 11:42]

Hello Sumon,
that's a beautiful picture vividly and impressively presenting nature's art. The delicate structures, the water drops and the little spider are embedded in a nicely composed picture.
Best wishes, Peter

Buffff !!! Increible composición la que has preparado esta vez...
Demuestras con esta fotografía que a veces no es necesario ni el detalle, ni la precisión ni otros elementos técnicos ( aunque esta foto lógicamente los tiene ) sino sensibilidad, pericia u obsevación.
Enhorabuena por los trabajos tan excelentes que nos estás mostrando.
Un saludos: J. Ignasi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-04 12:18]

Hello Sumon,
Great composition of this technically excellent shot showing the massive barbed wire dominating the small spider, its web and the rather delicate green tendril torn away from its parent plant.
This shot lends itself to symbolism and one can interpret this in several ways but for me it represents the dominance of man over nature that eventually leads to the demise of life as a whole.
Let us hope that this is too pessimistic!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi Sumon, fantastic web, amazing composition with superb light and splendid colors, lovely drops on the web, excellent sharpness and great details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2007-11-04 12:52]

Hi Sumon!

It's a wonderful picture, so delicate and artistic. The richness of details and the sharpness are amazing. I'm imprssed by the great artwork you both have offered us: you and the... spider!

Kind regards!


Hi Sumon.
A real painting of nature!
Superb shot!
Excellent chromatism and definition.
Splendid composition; well detailed.
Congratulations for the wonderful work!
Best wishes,
José Roberto

Beautifully exposed and composed with excellent detail and light.
Wonderful image Sumon.
A delight to behold.

Une photographe absolument magnifique, très artistique et techniquement impeccable. Quel oeil d'artiste!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-05 1:10]

Hello Sumon,
The subject is beautifully taken, the spider just at the right place. Nice little sparkling raindrops on the web.Very fine and artistic composition. The only thing which disturbs a little is the white spot in the background.
Thanks and best regards

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-05 1:29]

Hello Sumon,
Fantastic composition!
great exposure and background!
Regards, Dejan

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-11-05 2:36]

Fantastic shot! A true miracle! Thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-05 3:47]

Hello Sumon,
It is really a sparkling photo. Beautiful light and very good sharpness. Perfect focus. Details and composition are great.

Hi Sumon,
A complete spider web well seen. Great effect with that sparkling water droplets. POV and composition are great.

Gorgeous! A masterpiece of nature turned into one of photography!
Kudos, Sumon! Cheers, Klaus

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-11-05 5:19]

Hi Sumon,
What a beautiful photo... The web looks amazing with the sparkling dew drops. Details are also very beautiful. Well seen and captured.
Best wishes,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-05 8:13]

Hi Sumon.
The first principal key is the superb subject. The second one is superb quality of the shot. In a word. Bravo.

Wow...perfect details...the dewdrops and the spiral vine...such amazing fairy tale details turn this photo into a story. Beautiful!

Hi Sumon,
So good you saw this spider just after the rain.
The effect of the drops all over adds a very interesting dimension to the image, like a kind of jewelry or something like this.
So good the lighting and the blurred background.
Congratulations and thanks to post it.
My best regards,

MAgnifique, grandiose, vraiment impressionnant, une composition extraordinaire.

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-11-05 12:35]

Hi Sumon,
This thinny web is really well done. Excellent composition with perfect focus and nice details. A GREAT SHOT. Little spider semms so lonely :0). Lovely details on droplets...


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-11-05 14:58]

Hi Sumon.
A very beautiful web and photo. Perfect light and really aesthetic composition.
TFS, José M.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-05 18:56]

Hello Sumon

Nature is amazing! This is a beautiful work of art captured by you.
The POV and DOF is excellent.The Web sparkles against that dark OOF BG.
The colours are rich and well saturated.
Nicely placed in the frame.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-07 0:49]

Hi Sumon, this is a superb shot of the Spider's web. Its perfect with the water droplets and the Spider being in the centre! Very well focused with perfect dof, great light and colours and a great composition.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-11-07 14:18]

selam ;
Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are beautiful.Excellent shot of this spider and his home well done.
TFS ridvan

This is an unusual and quite wonderful photograph Sumon. It is quite special. I can find no fault with it. Just super!

Evelynn : )

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-07 19:19]

Well done Sumon, a great shot from your archives, great setails, very good light. Well executed difficult shot ! Great !


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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-11-09 13:54]

Brilliant shot, I love the twist of the barbed wire and the twist of the green vine with the tiny little spider in the sparkling web. Very cool. DOF and extra creamy background makes the whole scent pop. Great shot. I love it.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-11-10 9:24]

Hi Sumon

This is beautiful, you did a wonderful job capturing it. I love the light catching the drops. Perfect DOF and POV.



Bonjour Sumon, j'ai beaucoup de retard a rattrapper a cause de mes vacances,
bravo pour cette magnifique photo, la composition est tout simplement fantastique

Wow, what a fine eye you have for interesting subjects, Sumon!
This is a brilliant capture of the sparkling web, and that twisty creeper adds a fine dimension to the composition.
Thanks for sharing this gem of an image.

Hi Sumon,
Looking through your recent spider posts, I'm impressed with each one for it's artistic qualities. The composition and symetrical dew laden web here is fantastic :)

Hi Mana,
I can see why this is your highest rated image, stunning! The details are amazing right down to the tiny spider and the droplets, excellent lighting, composition is perfect, really nice work all the best Cheers Rick :)

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