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Welcome to my home said the Leaf-Curling Spider
2nd PlaceWelcome to my home said the Leaf-Curling Spider

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Dwellings II (Minimal Editing*)
Collection: 2021-2022 - CHALLENGES & outtakes etc
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
Date: Jan 27, 2022
Aperture: 9.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2022

an absolutely fascinating article about the leaf curling spider .. :)

i did hesitate to enter this as i felt i'd get marked down because its not a human house .. but seeing it did satisfy the challenge requirements .. i decided to enter it anyway ..

i tried to get one of these leaf-curling spider homes on maybe three different days .. just that it was usually windy and because the spider's home is suspended on his web it moved around a lot .. so difficult to get what i wanted in focus ..

usually the spider is inside the leaf with just his legs hanging out .. waiting for a tasty treat to walk by ..
but this day the spider came out .. what an awesome moment for me ..

i thought someone might enter a dog house or something other than a human abode in this challenge .. would have been good to see other ppl stepping out of what they felt was 'acceptable' to the voters ..

[Feb. 10th, 2022 11:50:16 PM]

15 mins to rollover ..
in the last day this went from 6.7 to 6.4 ..
and i just got a vote of 4 .. which took me from 6.5000 to 6.4324 .. interesting timing .. :(

Place: 2 out of 23
Avg (all users): 6.4324
Avg (participants): 6.2500
Avg (non-participants): 6.5200
Views since voting: 471
Views during voting: 72
Votes: 37
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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02/14/2022 11:19:14 AM
Congratulations and thanks for the extra info in the linked article.
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02/12/2022 12:34:39 AM
No one… I mean NO ONE does it like you, Rozzie! Congratulations!!!!
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02/12/2022 12:32:42 AM
Quite surprised this didn't come in first in front of mine. But it wasn't far behind at all. You certainly do some magic with bugs.
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02/11/2022 02:56:59 AM
Fabulous image Roz! I am so in awe of your macro work!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/10/2022 12:43:12 PM
The insect whisperer at work again. Nicely captured and fascinating.
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02/09/2022 06:03:21 PM
Well done.
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