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Challenge: Insects (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus D-550Z
Location: New Jersey
Date: Sep 7, 2003
Aperture: f8.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2003


Place: 81 out of 137
Avg (all users): 5.4795
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2000
Avg (non-participants): 5.9286
Views since voting: 874
Votes: 146
Comments: 13
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2003 11:24:07 PM
I've taken shots almost exactly like this a couple of years ago. Getting closer would have been more "intimate". One big problem: the challenge calls for INSECTS, and this is an ARACHNID. Don't try to act like you don't know the difference.
09/14/2003 06:51:29 PM
I don't like spideers, but this is a fascinating picture. Is it a wolf spider?
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09/12/2003 05:06:14 PM
This is a really scary shot! Very dramatic and interesting.
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09/09/2003 04:32:12 PM
Great composition. Amazing picture of a spider. I like how the bottom of the picture is bright and the hole that its coming out of is really dark. Focusing is really good. Great to see the hairyness of it.
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09/09/2003 12:23:18 PM
I would have cropped the bottom a little, just a little to much web for me, I like the black in the background, gives it kind of a spooky look.
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09/08/2003 09:29:28 PM
that's amazing...what an invitation. Nice capture
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09/08/2003 06:38:45 PM
Kinda cool tunnel the spider has built there. Nice focus on the spider, I'd love to see it being more dominant in the shot. Maybe cropping from the bottom and a bit from the top of the pic and turning it into a landscape?

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 05:19:06 PM
Nicely done spider image.
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09/08/2003 12:39:57 PM
Not considered an insect
09/08/2003 10:32:21 AM
Another spider. "insects" are the subject...
09/08/2003 09:10:29 AM
This is a great pose. I like the dark to light from top to bottom, but I think it could use a little more cropping at the bottom.
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09/08/2003 01:05:38 AM
I love it!! It looks like a funnel web spider, and it sure is a nice shot of one!! It looks like he's comin right atcha!! :)
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09/08/2003 12:24:48 AM
Spiders aren't insects. Also, a little more focus would have helped. I like the wave-effect of the very dense net, though.
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