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Araneus diadematus


Araneus diadematus
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Copyright: Nicolas Moulin (nimou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Kodak DX6490, Raynox DCR250
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-22 15:33
Viewed: 3249
Points: 18
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Araneus
Species: A. diadematus
Binomial name: '''Araneus diadematus'''
These spiders are the ones I see most commonly around my house. The females can be very large, about 3/4" or more (Image 1 and Image 4), with large abdomens.
The females build large orb webs, as much as 3 feet in diameter, and sit upside-down in the center of the web, on the side angled downward.
As soon as prey disturbs the web, they immediately attack and subdue it by wrapping it in silk. When they are done, all that is left is a blackened, crumpled ball of indigestible insect remains.
The males, who are much smaller, approach the female while she sits in her web. The spider in image 2 tried to mate with that female for at least 20 minutes before giving up. It seems rather dangerous for the male. For a while I thought they were different species, and that they were actually fighting

Blue: torche light with blue plastic paper
Camra Kodak DX6490 con Raynox DCR250. Flash Difusor. Foto tomada de noche.

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salut nicolas
le BG bleu ce n'est pas commun mais cela a le merite de changer et personnellement j'aime beaucoup.
la photo est un peu petite mais cela reste tres beau.
laurent

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 27] (1142)
  • [2006-11-22 16:51]

Hola Nicolás
megnífica composición con un fondo perfecto para esta araña

Una composición muy guapa, creo que no es nada importante que el fondo no sea natural, te ha quedado precioso, he leido tu respuesta a RAP y quizás la propuesta que te hago no tenga sentido si es el que muestras el tamaño que tienes, pero sería interesante ver la composición en horizontal, no por que esta no sea guapa sino solo para ver la diferencia ...
Salutacions cordials.

Comparto la toma nocturna asi lo hice con la chiche verde y flash.
No logro ver el dorso con el dibujo clasico de la diadematus,esta lo tenia? creo que es magnifico el efecto fantasmal logrado, saliendo de lo puramente morfologico tiene para mi gusto un valor estetico que aprecio es cuetion de gustos!!!
saludos
CARLOS

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-23 7:02]
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Una pequeña imagen Nicolas con una gran composición.
La belleza del fondo y el realce de la araña y su hilo de tela es sensacional, aunque el medio para obtener dicho fondo sea artificial.
Me encanta el encuadre y la iluminación que obtuviste... ahora, si pudiste crear esta atmósfera incluso incorporando un elemento externo, por qué el tamaño tan reducido de la imagen?
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-23 7:02]

Hi Nicolas.
What a pretty colourful shot of spider. I have no idea how you have done it. Amazing colour and tone rang, beautiful lighting and well detailed spider. Very artistic work. My best regards and TFS.
Alexei.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-23 7:04]

Hi Nicolas

A very interesting picture of this common but still very beautiful spider.
The BG is the one that strikes me as interesting, too. Very interesting idea with the plastic there. Also the usage of the flash difuzer is excellent, the colors are beautiful and detaisl very sharp.

Bravo and TFS
Horia

Una imagen realmente preciosa Nicolás. La araña suspendida por su tela. Una composición estupenda y un punto de vista excelente.
Muchos saludos amigo, JL.
;-)

Hi Nicolas :)
Excellent macro! Great colors, composition and POV. Well done!
regards
Dorota

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