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Charlotte's Webb
Charlotte's Webb

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Challenge: Insects (Classic Editing)
Camera: MagicImage 500
Location: Wisconsin
Date: Sep 6, 2003
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2003


Place: 135 out of 137
Avg (all users): 3.8784
Avg (commenters): 3.2500
Avg (participants): 3.7753
Avg (non-participants): 4.0339
Views since voting: 1144
Votes: 148
Comments: 8
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2003 11:50:30 PM
Light is too hot and the image is too busy with the web. Perhaps a smaller depth of field and focusing on the spider through the web would have changed this photo for the better.
09/14/2003 02:00:10 PM
I can just barely make out that it is an Argiope aurantia or Yellow Garden Spider. The image looks like a snapshot and not very carefully composed. Get closer, much closer! Don't worry, it won't jump off of its web and bite you. The highlights are blown out and the image fidelity is very low, in other words, there isn't a very wide range of tones from light to dark, like the greyscale bar below. The white line on the bottom should have been cropped off.
09/10/2003 08:58:06 PM
The contrast could be better and the angle could be such that the spider is more visible in the web.
09/08/2003 06:38:30 PM
Spiders and spiderwebs are very hard to photograph IMO since the background has a tendency to intrude. This is happening here, too. There's too much background shining through and distracting, especially the blwong out sky in the top left. Overall the pic is quite bright. Also, I think it would be more appealing to actually see it from the side the spider is on to be able to see the spider better, but I suspect you weren't able to get there.

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 02:35:17 PM
Appears overexposed. I think I see an insect, but...
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09/08/2003 12:28:28 PM
Not considered an insect
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09/08/2003 11:05:09 AM
Pretty good shot, webs can be hard to shoot.
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09/08/2003 09:03:45 AM
Like I've said in many other entries, this isn't an insect, but an arachnid. They are entirely different, though they are both arthropods. It is unfortunate that this scientific misnomer is so widespread. As for the foto itself, it would have been better if you got more of the spider's body rather than the silk.
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