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"Come hither, hither pretty Fly..."
"Come hither, hither pretty Fly..."
DrAchoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-05 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
Location: Washougal, WA
Date: May 30, 2007
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100th
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2007

Had gone to a lady's house who owned an English garden looking for mantids. I found one and had a shot to enter, but finally went with this one because of the wonderful colors. There is not a ton of saturation added on this shot. The iris was just bursting with color.

Had to use a little stick to wrangle this guy into the best position possible. I don't know what kind of spider this is, but actually have seen similar ones (also on a purple flower but with a yellow body) years and years ago.

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 617
Avg (all users): 6.7303
Avg (commenters): 7.9655
Avg (participants): 6.6959
Avg (non-participants): 6.9000
Views since voting: 1665
Views during voting: 308
Votes: 178
Comments: 38
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/08/2007 06:33:14 AM
Don't let me vote on any more of your pictures.
It seems i was the only person who thought bad of the colors :-)
I still gave it a 6, so I didn't exactly hate them. but still....
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06/08/2007 02:00:20 AM
Very cool Jason. Hard to tell from this angle I think this spider is commonly called a crab spider? I frequently find them hiding on my sunflowers.

Message edited by author 2007-06-08 02:03:12.
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06/08/2007 12:34:51 AM
Awesome!!
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06/08/2007 12:25:19 AM
Sweet ! Good Job.
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06/08/2007 12:19:45 AM
Jason: lovely colors and what a creature!
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06/08/2007 12:16:33 AM
Congratulations Doc. Thought it would be a top 10 for sure.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2007 11:08:59 PM
this seemed to be saturated in color
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06/07/2007 10:49:53 PM
Wonderful color contrast in this.
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06/07/2007 10:36:13 PM
lovely colors, not wild about spiders in general..he seems so menacing~ eww!
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06/07/2007 07:36:15 PM
very cool colors 8
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06/07/2007 03:45:00 PM
that is one cool spider - love the eyes and the colors
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06/07/2007 10:44:31 AM
awesome details. the colors are almost surreal
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06/06/2007 10:30:38 PM
My goodness! That is one gorgeous spider, in a gorgeous setting ta boot.
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06/06/2007 09:45:41 AM
wow i love the neon brightness, it makes me even more uncomfortable that i am staring into the eyes of a spider. awesome
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06/06/2007 08:09:26 AM
nicely focused on the spider, but the colors look too unatural.
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06/05/2007 08:20:07 AM
Great contrast of colours.
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06/05/2007 07:46:35 AM
Lovely colours, excellent focus :)
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06/04/2007 11:23:58 PM
Very cool!
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06/04/2007 10:47:15 PM
Nice colors!! Great macro! *7*
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06/04/2007 09:54:42 PM
Amazing colors & details. I like the frame & I think you will have a good finish. Good luck.
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06/04/2007 09:48:22 PM
colors are vibrant adding the mystery you are trying to tell...
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06/04/2007 01:27:34 PM
No thanks...

Looks like something the Dr. would shoot. Awesome colors though and perfect DOF.

This you Jason?
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06/04/2007 12:18:38 PM
I hate spiders...but this is a good shot...makes me cringe to give this a high score...but I will.
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06/03/2007 04:46:40 PM
I don't like spiders but you've made this guy (or most likely gal) very intriguing and interesting. Great colors, excellent clarity.
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06/03/2007 04:43:16 PM
Great spider photo! The whites are lovely in this, and the focus just right.
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06/02/2007 03:59:29 PM
Excellent. Love the colors.
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06/02/2007 10:23:54 AM
I really hate spiders, but this is lovely! I love everything about it!
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06/02/2007 05:35:52 AM
I'm more of a mantis fan but this spider pic is ok. :P
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06/02/2007 04:36:40 AM
Horrible! But great shot and colours :)
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06/02/2007 03:45:36 AM
best macro of bug on flower by far, 10 and a fav from me
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06/02/2007 02:50:20 AM
Wowsers!!! What a phsycadelic macro! An awesome photo, but it makes me think of a bad acid trip, man!!! :-) Anyways, a technically well executed shot, looks cool and definitely got a strong reaction from me. Nice job.
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06/01/2007 10:03:39 PM
Some pretty amazing color in this macro, great clarity as well. Brought me right down into his world with the vividness of this photo. Excellent!
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06/01/2007 10:01:27 PM
spiders kick ass
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06/01/2007 09:36:37 PM
This is spectacular! The focus, the color, wow!
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06/01/2007 06:05:26 PM
Awesome shot! The colors are so vibrant - really makes the picture. Excellent focal point and use of DOF - right amount of sharpening as well. Very nicely done! Doesn't hurt to have such a cool looking spider around either - I seem to only see the plain ole ugly brown ones around here. :-)
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06/01/2007 05:13:30 PM
Too saturated but good composition.
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06/01/2007 03:52:25 PM
This a superb macro shot, a great look at it's eyes. Colours on the spider and flowers are a little freaky but looks good.
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06/01/2007 12:15:34 PM
This is a great shot. The colors are amazing. I have never seen a spider that color before. This should do very well. My first 10 of this free study.
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