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Argiope lobata

Argiope lobata
Photo Information
Copyright: philippe hornus (amanengone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 54 N: 412] (2113)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-18
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Fuji Finepix S602 Zoom
Exposure: f/11, 1/11 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-08-29 16:19
Viewed: 3047
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The Spider

It is an unknown spider with its preys in its web. If anybody knows its name, he will be very welcome.

Finally, it is Argiope lobata. Many thank's to Cedryck for the help on the determination.

The photography

Photograph taken around 11 hours am, by an exceptionally bright day of August: the lighting was of high purity.

Photograph taken by cons-dive, to get the blue as background (I'm lying in the grass to get there). What we see in the background is the side of the Pic Saint-Loup.

Opening in f/11 focal length 8 mm (objective Finepix close macro mode). Aperture-priority mode, a subject very mobile. Speed 1 / 500 th with a sensitivity equivalent to ISO-400.

The only difficulty of the photograph was to make "white", without crushing the details of the spider.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2009-08-29 17:48]
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Hello Philippe,
The spider you pictured is Argiope lobata, one of the tiger spiders. The species is quite common in southern Europe. The animal itself is pictured nicely, however the divided background is too prominent - it would look much better if pictured against the blue sky only.
Best greetings and TFS,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-08-30 2:08]
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Bonjour Philippe,
Image impressionnante de cette magnifique araignée que j'ai déjà vue aussi. Contrairement à Michal, je trouve ton choix de l'arrière-plan judicieux et plus intéressant. Sur TN tout le monde pense qu'il faut avoir un arrière-plan uni. Je pense que c'est une règle absurde. Ton image gagne certainement avec le choix que tu as fait.
Un bon dimanche

Salut Philippe,
Superbe composition et point de vue vraiment étonnant. J'imagine que tu as du te coucher sous la toile pour prendre l'araignée ainsi! Le relief de l'araignée est particulièrement réussi: un véritable effet 3D. J'aime bien la prairie dans le fond, même si elle a l'air un peu penchée, mais ce n'est pas gênant. Amicalement,

hello Philippe
super composition with good light and great sharpness
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

hello Philippe
impressive close up, with very good sharp clarity and details,good the background of sky,fine photo

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