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Araneus diadematus

Araneus diadematus
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon IXUS 400, Canon 36-108mm équiv
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Garden Spiders [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-07 3:47
Viewed: 3551
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
English name : Garden spider or Cross spider – Scientific name : Araneus diadematus – Family : Argiopidae.
Description : Araneus diadematus is one of the most common and best known orb weavers. It is easily identified by the distinctive white cross on the abdomen. This spider is common in woodlands, heathlands and gardens although human activity in gardens discourages them. It builds a circular orb web and can be found either sitting at the center of the web with its head down or in a retreat at the end of a signal line.
This spider is mature from summer to autumn and is usually at its largest in late autumn when it is at its oldest and often full of eggs. Young spiders emerge from the egg sac in may but usually stay together until they are mature enough to leave. Spiderlings of Araneus diadematus are black and yellow and look almost identical to adults except for the markings.
Photo : Resized and framed in 800x600 for TN.

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Great shot Christian!
Superb colours and details. The POV is very good, cause it allow to see this beautiful markings on the spiders abdomen.
I like it very much.
Well done!

Great macro, Christian.
The DOF is great at 2,8, very sharp and good compostion.
Very well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-07 5:11]

Hi Christian,

Fantastic picture! The details are so sharp! The composition is excellent and POV & DOF are great. A wonderful capture. TFS!


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-07 8:36]

Wonderful spider close-up Christian!
Details and sharpness are amazing.It's very clear shot.

Christian, Excellent top-shot displaying the spiders cross with great detail..Great note also, Thanx!

Christian, superbe, bravo!!!
Cette image est magnifique avec beaucoup detailes.
Excelent capture and well done on this crisp, clean and sharp composition.


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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-05-07 10:03]

It is a very good one Christian,
I like the good details in the shot, the pof is nice, the dof is good, it is a well composed shot, very nice job,
I like it,
gr. Jaap

Great shot, very good framing and great details.
Well done.

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  • Jax Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 0 N: 150] (500)
  • [2005-05-07 13:21]

Lovely capture, sharp and detailed with a good note.

Très bel angle de vue, joli décor, la netteté est impressionnante !

Great macro shot Christian,
Very sharp details, and great clarity. Good POV.
Well composed shot with good notes.
Thanks for posting

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-08 10:42]

Christian, this spider is very beautiful, and you did a great job.

Sharpness is perfect, as well as composition.


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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-08 13:45]

Very good close-up Christian. Very good details and color but an excellent composition with the leafy background.
Very well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-08 13:58]

Beautiful shot Christian, the details and DOF are terrific. I love the colours too. The ID is spot on but I must be pedantic and tell you that the family is Araneidae. Lovely composed shot.

Christian, very nice capture of this spider. he details and exposure are perfect. Very well done.

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  • Pedda Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
  • [2005-05-12 7:37]
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I wonder if this is the same Cross spider as we have here in Sweden.

Great close-up with nice colours and a lot of details.

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2005-05-26 18:03]


Superb detail on the spider, I wish I could say the same about the greens on the leaf (maybe a notch darkened in Photoshop wouldve brough the arachnid a little more in perpective). Superbe cach !

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