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Challenge: Free Study XIII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX APO Macro EX DG HSM for Canon
Location: Holte, Denmark
Date: Sep 3, 2006
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 29, 2006

My first entry in a challenge here and I end up as 14/612 :-)

Thanks to all the voters and commenters...

And I just noticed that this is now the highest rated picture shot with the Sigma 150 macro. Cool :)


Statistics
Place: 14 out of 615
Avg (all users): 6.8626
Avg (commenters): 8.3462
Avg (participants): 6.7842
Avg (non-participants): 7.1163
Views since voting: 3947
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 182
Comments: 40
Favorites: 14 (view)


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08/24/2007 07:34:07 PM
That's superb, very impressive. Nice idea replacing the background, it really makes the spider stand out.

Great detail on the legs. I especially like that 'translucent' effect. You've inspired me to chase down more spiders tomorrow. :)
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01/17/2007 03:51:12 PM
Wonderful shot - great use of light through the translucent limbs.
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10/16/2006 05:16:09 AM
This is outstanding and very well done on your first entry! Congratulations!
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10/12/2006 05:12:00 PM
Wow. Not just another spider shot. He's illuminated. Excellent debut.
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10/09/2006 07:01:19 AM
Very impressive close-up...
I can't do better than this.. so.. it's gota be a 10 for me.
Would suggest a nice frame for this photo to add a little more class to it.. :)

Keep it up..
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10/08/2006 07:18:48 PM
Well done. This is an elegant photo.
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10/08/2006 05:20:36 PM
Simply amazing. A great visual treat. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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10/08/2006 06:44:08 AM
I love spiders and this is beautiful! Well done! Should get myself a Sigma macro lens ;)
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10/08/2006 03:48:02 AM
congratulations with a beautiful score like this, and a gorgeous photo!

I think we can expect a lot more from you!
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10/08/2006 12:24:25 AM
Very, very cool shot! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2006 10:43:55 PM
Beautiful detail and clarity. The spider is amazing but what I really like is the tangled piece of web inthe upper corner. I dontknow why - but I do. Bumping up to a 9. One of my top picks of the challenge.
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10/07/2006 08:36:19 PM
I hate it when I love spiders... Great shot! The detail is incredible. 10
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10/07/2006 01:26:11 PM
Well done macro. I especially appreciate the clarity! On my short list near the top.
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10/06/2006 03:11:30 PM
Yowza! That's some fine macro detail.
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10/06/2006 12:06:40 PM
beautiful patterns here...lots of detail...well done
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10/06/2006 07:35:38 AM
awesome
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10/05/2006 04:24:09 PM
Fantastic shot
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10/05/2006 03:39:03 PM
7 - Really like this, especially the detail on the upper threads and the transparency captured. 'If only' the dof were a little more bringing the whole spider into focus. The bottom thread looks a bit 'odd', whether that is a result of oof or pp not sure. Depending what you had to work with, I wonder if nudge rotating this up on the right to gain more symmetry and balance, especially in the sharper areas, may have given this a little extra. The little 'bundle' of strings top left, whilst fairly good detail, detracts slightly in my opinion, and could likely afford to have been cropped out, especially as it is already 'chopped'. Like the composition.
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10/05/2006 12:48:01 PM
maybe the winner, but surely a 10...
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10/05/2006 04:23:05 AM
Great macro.
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10/04/2006 07:00:41 PM
Strong nature shot - I would wish for just a little deeper DOF - it would be more interesting to me with that sharpness of all those threads fully realised. Detail and light are good.
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10/04/2006 06:52:20 PM
My choice for the ribbons and I've voted on all but 14. I love the lighting and transparency of the spider. The pattern of the web is lovely. Very nice!
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10/04/2006 03:59:14 PM
how did u get this? the lighting & clarity are great. really very good
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10/04/2006 08:04:21 AM
Wow Great macro of this sprider.
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10/03/2006 05:49:29 PM
Wow.... so life like...yuck!! lol 10 for getting so close!
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10/03/2006 12:53:34 PM
I am not a big fan of spiders, actually I am quite terrified of them. That being said...this is a fantastic macro shot. The level of detail is amazing. Very well captured!
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10/03/2006 02:46:43 AM
Ima sucker for spidies
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10/02/2006 09:32:28 PM
Oh, creepy spider! Love this capture - great lighting, makes the web stand out nicely and his legs almost glow - the black background is great too. I like the angles the threads make and how his legs are guiding the threads into position. Might be better with a larger DOF, making all his legs and his back be in focus. Still, great capture of Mr. Spider.
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10/02/2006 07:14:24 PM
wow.. and I hate spiders- 9
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10/02/2006 04:31:47 PM
You've captured some good detail in this image.
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10/02/2006 09:39:31 AM
awesome image...this has to ribbon in my view...stunning clarity and comp...cannot fault this...good luck 10
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10/02/2006 09:32:15 AM
Like the lighting on the Orb Weaver. Great job.
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10/01/2006 11:34:04 PM
I HATE BUGS.

A very frightful image though
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10/01/2006 06:54:18 PM
Ohhhh - I hate spiders...I hate spiders...I HATE spiders. OK, now that I've got that out of my system...what an incredible shot of a spider! I can count every crisp disgusting hair on it's body! So clean and well done that I am back to bump you to 8. Nice job. Now...I hope I can sleep tonight! :)
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10/01/2006 06:02:27 PM
Really nice close up. Great focus overall.
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10/01/2006 01:23:49 PM
Creeeeepy... but good. I hope you had a good zoom lens. -8-
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10/01/2006 10:35:21 AM
winner
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10/01/2006 10:29:15 AM
awesome shot, i would love to know how you got this shot
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10/01/2006 02:55:32 AM
i would like to see a little more of the background. also the areas that go out of focus have weird choppy edges.
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10/01/2006 12:11:14 AM
Incredible. This will ribbon. Excellent photo. I love it.
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