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The Spider and the Bee
The Spider and the Bee

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Challenge: Insects (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony Mavica FD-91
Location: La Habra, California
Date: Sep 5, 2003
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2003

This Lynx spider resides on the elephant ears planted in my front yard.

Place: 93 out of 137
Avg (all users): 5.2467
Avg (commenters): 5.8333
Avg (participants): 5.1099
Avg (non-participants): 5.4576
Views since voting: 1017
Votes: 150
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2003 12:22:17 PM
Looks more like a wasp. Whatever, this is perhaps the first time I've felt sorry for one of the little stingers! Good interest shot. Ideally, would have a tad more sharpness and be a bit more brightly lit.
09/13/2003 08:43:40 PM
Blur from camera-shake is evident. The subject is very interesting; I wish we had that species of spider around here. The color fidelity isn't very good. The composition is alright, though.
09/12/2003 05:05:23 PM
Great capture, could use better focus.
09/10/2003 09:14:47 PM
Good battle scene. The focus could be a little clearer and the colors enhanced a bit.
09/10/2003 08:05:28 PM
Awesome shot just a but fuzzy. Must have been a tough one.
09/08/2003 06:44:17 PM
Wow, quite an unusual capture. Poor bee ;) I think this would be a fantastic shot if it was executed a little better. The straight-on, centered approach works here, and there's nothing distracting in the background which is wonderful. But the image doesn't seem to be really sharp/focused anywhere and the colors could do with a little boost, too. If you haven't already used USM (unsharp mask) here, that would be worth a try.

Btw, since there's the hot discussion going on, I feel spiders are within the challenge guidelines and any score I give is purely based on the photo quality. Just thought I should add that. :)
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09/08/2003 06:24:12 PM
This would have been an excellent shot if it was a bit more focused.
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09/08/2003 12:26:06 PM
Not considered an insect. The bee might be.
09/08/2003 12:26:04 PM
what an interesting spider - I would love to know what it is. The monochromatic feel of the spider and the leaf with the jarring strong color of its prey and the spots on its (spider) legs are very nice - a quarter inch crop on top would have removed that triangle of darker green which distracts a bit
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09/08/2003 10:54:29 AM
Nice crab spider with insect prey. The focus appears to be a bit off, but your shot is still nice.
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09/08/2003 01:06:32 AM
Interesting shot...as morbid as it may be..I particularily like the position that the bee is in..very nice.
09/08/2003 12:28:40 AM
Awesome capture! Beautifully done!

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