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marble spider

marble spider
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-15
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon 40D, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-17 6:37
Viewed: 4755
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Most orb weaving spiders are moderate in size and brownish, like a barn spider, although some species such as the marble spider are brightly colored (colorful species are often orange or yellow). The black and yellow argiope is large, with a one inch long body, and is brightly colored yellow and black. Like most spiders, orb weaving spiders possess eight small eyes, four in the center forming a box and a pair on the right and another on the left. Orb spiders have poor vision although they are able to detect slight differences in changes in light.

Image taken in RAW, ISO100, Aperture priority and Evaluative metering system.

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Hi Neighbour.
Well done George. I like the colourful background and the little spider is well exposed with good detail.

hello George

great macro shot of this spider with very fine POV
and framing with leaving that good free space in front,
beautiful light, excellent focus sharpness details,
i love the gradient of the background's color tones,



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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-17 6:58]

Very fine image of this beautiful species of orb, excellent details and well, the background colors are interesting. tfs.

Hello George,
traducción del español al inglés
Obviously the spider looks great, but more commendable is the superb background here! ... Congratulations, as painted by hand! ... You always stands out taking pictures of spiders! ... Good job! The details of the spider web complete an amazing image!

Cao George. Great compo with the spider in perfect details/sharp against the amazing BG. Impressive DOF.


Hello George,
Beautiful sharp detailed photo in a pleasing composition. I like the colour tones in the blurred BG. Are these flowers?

Hi George.
Amazing view of this spider. Very good sharpness exactly on the object. I like clear, peaceful background and its colours.
Have a nice evening.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-01-17 9:24]

Hi George,
Very good photo of this Spider, useful presentation too, TFS!

Ciao George, fantastic spider on a wonderful colorful BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-17 10:35]

Hello George,
A very fine and pleasing spider-picture. Interesting pose of the spider, perfect sharpness and a very subtle background. All ingredients for a good picture!
Kind regards

Another one of your stunning macro spider shots. Thanks for sharing.

Hi George
Perfect photo. The composition is excellent the colours are fantastic and the sharpness is impressive.

Hello George,
This is a great close-up photo of the spider; the composition is very appealing and the colours and sharpness are perfect. The BG is fantastic! Best regards, Pambos

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2011-01-17 13:32]

Hi George
lovely bg, flowers I suppose
great dof and compo

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-01-17 14:26]

Hi George,
super macro; color, clarity and detail is beautiful.
Congratulations and best regards ..

Hi George,
beautiful, delicate colours of the background make your picture outstanding, beside the great spider of course!
have a nice day

Perfect! I love everything about this photo, lighting, placement, sharpness, detail, depth of field.

Hello George

Beautiful macro shot,excellent sharpens,composition,colors, subject and good DOF. Well done!

Regards Hedesan

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2011-01-18 3:07]

Hi again, George

Another wonderful capture from you.
Spiders are always interesting to photogrpah and you managed to capture this one is a great pose - fiddling its web with its front legs.
The details on it are terrific and the overall focus on the spider is very good. The DOF is also impressive and it's amazing what a beautiful bokeh you managed to produce whilst still using f/16.
Great job!

Cheers and TFS

Hallo George,
a very good capture of this spider taken from an excellent POV in a splendid posture, superb sharpness. a very nice composition with a pleasing colourful BG
Best regards

Hi George,
I like the soft BG colour which contrast well with the mostly light coloured spider.Good detail and clarity even showing a portion of the spiders web.

Impressive macro with excellent composition and wonderful colours, erodotos

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