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Cruel World

Cruel World
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Copyright: Urban Olsson (urban) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 4 N: 79] (413)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-5060WZ, 28-115mm f/2.8-4.8
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dew Drops on Spider Web [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-17 15:28
Viewed: 6906
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I hope this photo does not break any of the rules here on TN. My intention with this photo is to show how brutal nature can be. I do not doubt that everyone already knows this but I like the photo.

This is taken an early morning in SEptember after a very wet night. It didn´t rain but the dew was heavy and had made everything wet including this spider web. I never saw the spider, It was probably hiding somewhere and I couldn´t find it. The web was big though (about 0,6-0,8 meters in diameter) and in one end I found this little fly. It had got stuck in the web during the night and as if that wasn´t enough, it did probably drown too.

It is too dark to see what kind of fly it is but I feel kind of sorry for it.

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I do not see one reason why you would have the slightest ideea for the need of an excuse for this perfectly in place photo for TN ...Excelent capture of the brutal forces of nature !

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-17 16:57]

It's a great shot, with superb details and very moody lighting. The title matches very well. The drops provide an element of beauty compared to the ugly death. In terms of composition I would be very tempted to crop off some of the right hand side.

I would agree with paul cropping the right side to where the web touches the top would make a stronger image, but other than that it is a very good detailed image very suitable for TN. Maybe a few extra details about the place you found it in but that is all. Nice one.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-17 18:35]

Coincido plenamente con la crítica de Paul, Urban.
Atinado título para una gran composicion.. el efecto de las grandes gotas sobre la red es maravilloso, sólo modificaría el encuadre recortando la imagen.
Bien hecho.

I agree totally with the critic of Paul, Urban.
Accurate title for a great composition.
the effect of the great drops on the web is wonderful, I would only modify the frame cropping the image.
Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-11-17 22:20]

J'abonde dans les sens de Paul et de Ricardo. Plus dutiers de l'image contient de l'information inutile. Par contre, tes chapelets de perles d'eau sont fantastiques. Merci!

Mycket snyggt Urban.
Very good details and light.The droplets are great.
Maybe a cropping in the right side as the others say.
Well done.

Great capture, that's nature...
Well done

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2004-11-18 18:00]

A string of crystal pearls! Well seen and executed!!!!

No breaking of rules here, Urban. This is such a nice composition. The drops looks extremely nice. Well seen and taken.

Beautiful Picture.
Very well done.

I like the composition with the water drops. Well captured. Original post. TFS.

Hi Urban,
It's so beautiful, amazing what nature can produce.
I'm adding it to my "Dew Drops on Spider Web" group theme.

Good work,

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