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Will you walk into my parlor?
Will you walk into my parlor?
Abra


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2011-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Spiders & other little critters
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Royal National Park, Australia
Date: Jan 1, 2011
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Black and White, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2011

This is an outtake of the Contre-jour III challenge that I liked and wanted to share. It’s a Golden Orb spider that is usually very common around here this time of year. However, during my walk through the bush I came across only this one relatively small specimen. A personal observation is when there is a large population of Garden Orbs (the ones that make their web at night) there are few Golden Orbs. And there is a healthy population of the Garden Orbs here at present.

Converted from RAW
Channel Mixer (monochrome) – R+32 / G+48 / B+26 / Constant -14
Curve – double
USM – 100/2/30
Image Size – 1600
USM – 100/1/40
Image Size – 800
USM – 100/1/40

This is not the sort of shot I expect to get a high score for but I’m rather looking forward to getting some nice comments from those this may touch artistically. However, once again I will try and predict the score and I believe this is a 5.1xxx in a FS. Also, this is the first time I was the first to enter a FS and this will also be the first time I haven't changed from my original entry.

Post voting

Just an unusual fact - this image got the least amount of votes (135) out of all the entries. Hmmm... first in and least interesting. Perhaps there's a lesson there :-)

Statistics
Place: 228 out of 307
Avg (all users): 5.2074
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2105
Avg (non-participants): 5.2000
Views since voting: 640
Views during voting: 209
Votes: 135
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0


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02/09/2011 10:26:46 AM
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_657243.jpg Dark and light, crisp and soft, the light gives the spider the joy to weave her magic.
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02/08/2011 03:45:56 PM
Your score would have improved on the outtake but this image is wow! I really really like this.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2011 08:28:31 PM
Arachnophiles unite! Wonderful.
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02/01/2011 07:47:22 PM
I heard this sweet voice before! No, no visits. I just take a lot of pleasure looking at you from the distance. Top 10.
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