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A Spider In My Garden
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Challenge: Delicate (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Animals
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: The Garden
Date: Oct 23, 2005
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2005

A spider in the garden after the rain cooled him off so he couldn't move very fast. I wish this was a member's challenge because I would like to have cleaned up the sensor dust in the backround and I would have cloned out the black wood splinter coming across the spider's body. As it is I cropped, sharpened, increased contrast, used Neat Image and rotated. Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8 Macro with flash.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 279
Avg (all users): 6.8427
Avg (commenters): 8.0690
Avg (participants): 6.9655
Avg (non-participants): 6.7764
Views since voting: 2946
Views during voting: 474
Votes: 248
Comments: 42
Favorites: 14 (view)


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11/04/2005 08:58:59 PM
Wow, I really hate spiders, but this is a beautiful picture. Maybe beautiful's not the right word for a spider... but I love this picture.
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11/03/2005 12:01:42 AM
Nice job on your 4th. I really really liked this shot. Great job!
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11/02/2005 05:55:10 PM
One of my favorites in the challenge. Wonderful color, focus and refections in the water droplets. Great job. Now you can feel free to clone out those distracting darks spots that look like dust on the photodetector.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/01/2005 04:19:38 AM
This is awesome. I want to know how you did it!!
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10/31/2005 01:58:27 AM
Spectular!
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10/30/2005 11:47:07 PM
This is an amazing photo! Very very well captured. 10
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10/30/2005 06:00:21 PM
Oh my goodness...This is a spider?? I cannot believe my eyes. You have captured a magnificent photo. The background shades are nice, as well as the focus of the subject. I especially love how the water droplets on the legs captured reflections of the scenery.
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10/30/2005 01:58:35 PM
This is amazing, wonderful photo.
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10/30/2005 01:31:53 PM
He he, maybe better for challenge "Squash-Worthy"? Amazing shot nonetheless.
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10/30/2005 01:41:12 AM
A delicate creature. Really like the closeness of the picture and the reflections in the water droplets. Creative- Nice job. :)
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10/29/2005 10:22:37 PM
very cool
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10/29/2005 08:05:20 PM
Love all the reflective colors!
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10/29/2005 04:10:21 PM
Cooool!! 9
Going through again and changing this to a 10
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10/29/2005 03:31:50 PM
Creepy but a great shot, one of my favorites in this challenge.
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10/29/2005 10:35:44 AM
I think I would have liked to have seen the entire spider - all of his legs. Otherwise a good catch.
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10/29/2005 02:24:33 AM
Delicate, nice lines. Perfect except the brownish dots on top right area.
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10/28/2005 06:09:29 PM
I hate spiders, not really scared of them just not fond, but don't worry that didn't influence my voting on this nice shot, 8
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10/28/2005 03:20:35 PM
10
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10/28/2005 12:00:13 PM
Effing amazing.
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10/28/2005 04:46:46 AM
This is a lovely capture, although I'm not sure how natural the water drops are.
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10/28/2005 02:04:20 AM
Beautiful, in every way. 10.
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10/27/2005 03:07:21 PM
WEIRD!
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10/26/2005 11:17:06 PM
Very neat shot--kind of a juxtaposition of "ugly and unclean" with "beautiful and pure."
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10/26/2005 09:26:55 PM
now THAT is a macro. Sheesh. love the water drops. If this doesn't score high, don't worry, it just means people have no taste.
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10/26/2005 07:52:14 PM
WOW! WOW! WOW! I don't know how clearly this conveys delicacy but OMG!!! what a fantastic shot!!! 10!!!
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10/26/2005 04:46:12 PM
Very impressive. What contradiction between the droplettes and the creature. One of those images that sets off a different feeling each time I look at it. Full marks for taking an opportunity that nails the challenge beautifully.
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10/26/2005 04:04:57 PM
I really hate spiders, but think this is an amazing capture. Great detail and the water droplets on his legs are just fantastic. Bumping up.
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10/26/2005 03:32:47 PM
Did you drown it first? ;^)
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10/26/2005 03:21:02 PM
No way!!! amazing!!
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10/26/2005 11:45:40 AM
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaao!!!
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10/26/2005 10:00:55 AM
what a nasty spider but how cool. Is it a huge spider or is this a great macro ?
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10/26/2005 09:43:54 AM
but aracnid are delicates ???
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10/26/2005 09:35:05 AM
I hate spiders, but as far as spiders go, this is a cool shot. Nice macro. 8
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10/26/2005 07:39:01 AM
This is a cool shot.9
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10/26/2005 07:08:17 AM
Certainly not a pretty beast, but love the photo. The water drops give a fairly good sense of scale as well.
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10/26/2005 05:39:13 AM
MAgnificent!
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10/26/2005 04:20:28 AM
awesome
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10/26/2005 03:45:39 AM
Absolutely awesome photograph! It has such "wow" appeal. Well done, this is such a find. And the narrow DOF just adds to the appeal. I love the two little beady eyes, almost insignificant on the huge body. ...9
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10/26/2005 01:48:51 AM
Love the photo, but this isn't a spider . . . it is an arthropod, and an arachnid, but not a spider.
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10/26/2005 01:43:57 AM
creepy but great shot....he looks very cooperative! :)
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10/26/2005 01:18:39 AM
Very nice, I would have cloned out the dust on the sensor
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10/26/2005 12:14:44 AM
my word!!
this is amazing! wish the dirty spots on the lens weren't there, but still a high vote from me. :)
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