A bit difficult to see what we're looking at here. Took me awhile to notice that it was a spider, since we definately don't have spiders that look like that around here, it didn't stick out to me right away. Ugh, he's scary looking.
The focus is really on the spider, and not the branch, but there IS a branch in the photo, so it fits the challenge.
Focus seems nice on the spider, DOF helps to make the background less distracting, but the overall shot is quite busy. With the web, the branch and his patterns and legs, the lower right seems just stuffed with stuff. Not really sure how to fix that, unless the spider were in a different location, but just an observation non the less.
The lighting is ok, but seems a tad bright on the legs and front of the spider. It seems like we lose some detail there.
There seems to be noise or grain in the photo as well. More noticable in the background area that is green. See how it's speckeled? I wonder if neatimage would help or not? Something to try at least. You can get a free trial I believe at neatimage.com. *shrug* worth a shot.
Overall neat capture of this ghastly creature, even if a tad busy.
Message edited by author 2005-09-21 14:22:24.