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Cross spider

Cross spider
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-11
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Minolta AF 200 mm / f:4 macro APO G, Digital RAW 100, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-19 9:33
Viewed: 4485
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today again one from the archives,took this on a morning walk late summer,the dew drops were still visible in the net,this were one of the last macro days last summer (for me),hope spring will be soon there again as I would like to try the sony alfa 700 on some bugs,thanks for looking,

I guess it is a garden or cross spider

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-02-19 9:43]

Ha Paul,

Mooie scherpe macro.Het waterdruppeltje bovenin is het echt helemaal. De groene achtergrond past mooi bij het geheel.


Hello Paul
The thumbnail does not do justice to this at all.
I really tip my hat to you on this..The details are so sharp..but its the water droplet that makes it outstanding to me..I would really like to a full size image of this beauty.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-19 11:10]

Hi Paul.
Great macro shot. I like it very much. Very impressive magnification and widest DOF. Details and sharpness of the spider are ultimate. Diagonal composition of the picture and smooth BG are excellent. Well done and TFS.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2008-02-19 11:10]

Hello Paul,
excellent picture of this fatso spider hanging in he ropes! It's difficult to show the threads, the claws and the whole spider. I think even the spinning gland is shown ready for action. Well done, Paul.
Best regards

Hello Paul,

That is a perfect shot of this spider friend! with excellent sharpness, details and vivid and clear colours. The BG is amazing.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-19 11:32]

Hi Paul. This is such a good macro shot. The detail and sharp focusing is spot on.verygood use of the light on the dew drops making them sparkle.a good POV/DOF. well done tfs.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2008-02-19 12:17]

Hoi Paul,
Ben het met vorige schrijvers eens, een geweldige macro en de waterdruppel doet helemaal. Geweldig werk.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-02-19 12:26]

Hello Paul,
a very close close-up of the spider with great depth of field
and detail-rich presentation particularly of the the frontal
parts. Flash light is professionally balanced.
Best wishes, Peter

Hallo Paul,
Mooie spin uit de oude schoendoos getoverd.
Lente komt er ook aan en er is nog altijd Kruger natuurlijk:-)

Hello Paul,
This is a very fine macro with excellent close up!
very good exposure and focus in perfect sharpness and details in the shot
many thanks for sharing

Hi Paul,

Nice macro with good details. Very well done! Thank you,


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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-02-19 14:19]

Hi Paul,

Very well done this macro, we can appreciate good details and great sharpness on the spider. She's standing beautifully against the perfect background!


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-02-19 15:22]

hello Paul
Beautiful closed image.Very sharp iamge with great details.Light and pose from your subject are excellent.
TFS Michel

Hello Paul,
A brilliant macro picture. Color clarity and details are wonderful. Very nice composition. TFS

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-02-20 0:16]

Hi Paul,

Very nice macro you did! Very good DOF with good clear details of the spider. Excelent lighting and good colors.

Thank you for sharing

Hallo Paul,
Je verwacht een zwarte specht of zo iets, krijg je deze griezel. Wel een prachtig scherpe foto in wonderbaarlijke kleuren. Het is al meer geschreven, maar de waterdruppel is fenomenaal. Compositie en achtergrond zijn fantastisch.

Hello Paul,

Very nice picture of this spider. Excellent sharpness. Wonderful detail. Superb light and colours. This spider has an amazing shape, so round.

Wow, this is close Paul. Very excellent detail picked up on this spider with very excellent depth of field to see it completely. I like the way you found it upside down on the web, and filled the frame with it across the diagonal. Taking it early morning to get the dew droplets is like an added bonus. This is really good.

Thanks, John

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