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Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon Digital IXUS 30
Location: in the yard
Date: Sep 4, 2005
ISO: 400
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2005


Place: 261 out of 432
Avg (all users): 4.8866
Avg (commenters): 5.7692
Avg (participants): 4.6364
Avg (non-participants): 5.1284
Views since voting: 921
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 291
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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09/20/2005 11:57:56 PM
*Critique Club*

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.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 11:07:25 PM
OMG, what kind of spicer is that? Super close up. Exposure looks right on. Hate to meet this fellow. Bet his face is as scary as his backside. 9
09/13/2005 08:57:15 PM
scary spider
not shot
09/13/2005 01:38:49 AM
great pic
09/12/2005 08:55:42 PM
What ever it is it looks nice.
09/10/2005 02:24:25 PM
creepy, but nice shot
09/08/2005 09:21:22 PM
Interesting. The angle or depth of field make it a bit difficult to see all that I would like to see.
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09/08/2005 08:15:27 PM
Looks a bit noisy.
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09/08/2005 02:29:17 PM
whoa! good detail.
09/08/2005 01:10:49 PM
bad lighting and not sharp enough
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/08/2005 12:33:54 PM
Ewww! Nice macro....and great find!
09/08/2005 03:55:42 AM
creepy! :)
09/07/2005 10:19:55 PM
ewwwww!! I hate spiders (and will not hold that against how I score your photo).
09/07/2005 04:14:24 AM
cool pic but ugly spider :) you must be brave :)

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