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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: 2007-10-20
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-07 12:33
Viewed: 3968
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a gigantic spider which I found in our native place. Unfortunately I am not able to identify it. All help solicited in this regard from our learned members. I would post a few more POVs of this monster in days to come. Remember, November is the month for spider posts.

Shot taken hand held in reasonably good light conditions.

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Hello Sumon,
Indeed that is a big guy!
I don't mind spiders at all, but this speciment looks creepy...
Excellent close-up work, sharp fine details in this attractive composition!
Pablo -

Yikes, he is a big one, isn't he? Doesn't do much for my fear of spiders! Good close-up here. I like the fine details, espcially of the web. Overall, great composition.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-11-07 12:47]

Hi Sumon,

I am enjoying your spider phase. This certainly is a huge one. All I know is it is not a tarantula. Wonderful capture with beautiful colors. Amazing details - those legs are awesome. The web is wonderful too.


Hi Sumon, lovely spider and wonderful web with splendid details, great colors and excellent sharpness, lovely composition with good blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Sumon,
Outstanding capture of this spider!
The sharp and clear details on the insect are remarkable.
I like so much the bokeh got at the background, it's really a rich and wonderful one.
It seems that this spider had some troubles when building its web, it's not so perfect as it used to be.
Will look forward for your next spider's post on this month.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-07 13:15]

Hello Mana,
What a great spider!
Beautiful colors and sharpness!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-07 14:03]

Hi Sumon,
an excellent shot of this unusual large spider.
+++ The colours are lovely... the sasturation is excellent.
The DOF is excellent aswell.
--- Nothing :D
Well done,

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-11-07 14:15]

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

Hi Sumon
Bravo pour cette jolie Macro avec de très bons détails, belles couleurs bien nettes.
bien vu, malgré que je n'aime pas beaucoup ces petites bêtes
Bravo et merci ...JP

You truly have the eye of a graphic artist. I have seen this kind of consistency in colour and pattern many times from friends who work in the business of magazine and product advertising. In your case you adapted and morphed that talent of combining colors to the natural world. It is an amazing talent you have and I sure recommend that you follow up on it. Perhaps you will be "discovered"!

Bien captada a pesar de las duras condiciones
de luz que tenías. Bien compuesta.

Abrazo Sumon.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-11-07 17:44]

Hola Sr. Sumon. What a Monster spaider. Great Macro Photogrphy. Nice colors and sharpness. Luis52.

hi sumon,
very good composition. the web is also clearly seen.

Sumon, this is truly a monster of a spider.
You have chosen your perspective with great discretion, giving a fantastic and detailed view of its colourful abdomen. Sitting at the centre of the intricate web, it looks just adorable.
TFS and regards.

Hi Sumon,
Another beautiful spider from your stable. Very sharp representative shot. Good composition and colours.
- Nirmal

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-11-07 22:58]

Hello Sumon,
Gigantic indeed! It looks like a huge spider
that is found in Brazil, but I don't think they're
related.. Wonderful capture, great POV my friend


Hello Sumon,
Great capture as usual.
I've seen spiders like this on Niue in the South Pacific Islands.
I'm afraid I don't kbnow what they are called though. I'll do some research myself too.
I just happened to find a big spider of my own today so I'll post that one now.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-08 1:23]

Hi Sumon,
perfect DOF and pin sharp focus and the sharp angular structure of the web looks great over the soft, diffused background. Very nicely done.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-08 4:47]

very perfect work,all details are in full sharpness and the spider is...beautifulll!! thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Sumon,
November is the month for spider posts. :-)
Another excellent shot of this fella, I think it looks very big, with sharp details and very nice focusing!
Also, lovely colours of BG makes this spider stand out very well.
Well presented and TFS,
Best wishes, Kevin

Dear Sumon
What a wonderful spider shot :o)
I think I've seen this spieces in Goa.
Perfect details,lighting and BG,Superb shot.
Happy Deepavali

Good Luck

My friend Sumon,
Well pleased in the exposure and focus, just outstanding!
You had it all, the sharpness, vivid colour and details
very well done indeed
all the best

hello sumon,
wish you a very happy deepawali,

another lovely shot of the spider, sharp image with good details, the web in the bg looks great, nice lighting, lovely framing,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Mana,
Lovely color and deatils seen here.
Great POV.
Well done

Hi Sumon
Splendid macro!
Well different spider!
Excellent coloration, sharpness and details.
Very interesting POV.
José Roberto

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-08 11:59]

Hi Sumon. Its A whopper it would drive my wife mad if she saw it. you have captured a good close up with fine detail and rich colours. it has some nice markings which show up so well. a good POV. well done TFS.

WOW! That's a big one! Great shot ...love how you got the web in focus too.
Good work!

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-11-08 16:51]

Hi Sumon,
HUGE spider! Excellent focus on all! Fantastic details. Nice BG too! A GREAT SHOT Sir :-)


Magnifique, quelle composition encore une merveille, les couleurs sont extras.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-09 7:54]

Hello Sumon,
Though it is difficult to judge the size of objects on a photo, somehow this looks as though it has a span of at least about 12 cm, which implies a body of about 5cm - that's just a guess and I can't help with the ID. The arabic writing type of pattern on the body must be a clue though.
A usual the technical standard of this shot is great and I thank you for sharing this one.
Bes wishes, Ivan

ciao Sumon
Is really impressing this spider with a cloth that a net from fishing seems! !!!!!!!!!!!! how always excellent
details and colors

best regards sERGIO

Hi Sumon,
This is a spider from golden silk orb-weavers (genus Nephila). The species may be Nephila maculata
(Giant Wood Spider). I have a few pictures of similar looking spider in my file. POV and composition are great.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-10 7:43]

Hello SUmon,
Superb sharp capture of this beautifully patterned spider on its web. I don't think I've seen this species before. How big is it?
TFS and regards,Ulla

Another brilliant shot! Beautiful - the detail and colour in these image are amazing.
Great work...

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-10 14:20]

Excellent shot Sumon, very sharp, great details and a very good exposure. Well done,


Hello Sumon,

brilliantly clear, well lighted picture of that monster spider. The ID seems to be

Nephila maculata,
the Giant Wood Spider

from the Golden Orb Weaver family, one of the largest orb waving spiders on earth, said to be quite common in Southeast Asia from Japan to India.

Some quickly found web references:

With thanks, and best regards,

Wel taken, excellent detail in the spider and web.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-11 7:04]

Hello Sumon

That thing looks like a horror film monster.LOL
Excellent,razor sharp focus and spectacular details.
The lighting and colours are excellent.
The spider is well placed in the frame.
The web and spider show well against the lovely OOF BG.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-11-11 23:49]

Hi Sumon,
I liked the focus, sharpness, lighting , POV and composition. TFS
Best wishes,

Splendid close-up shot of this spider. Very sharp details with fine focus and colours.
Best wishes,

Hello Sumon wow a beauty you caught and very sharp focus good angle and light, DOF is spot on, best rgds Necip.

Hi Sumon Da,
This is a giant wood spider. You can find it in plenty at the Botanical garden Nandankanan near the lakes. Very nicely captured with excellent details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Sumon,
Good sharpness and great light.
Well done

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