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Web of Terror
Web of Terror
DrAchoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Nightmares (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
Location: Camas, WA
Date: Jul 6, 2007
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 6, 2007

I like that reddish brown fence in my backyard as a background. :) I am a recovering arachnaphobe. I was nearly killed by my fear when I swerved into oncoming traffic at 17 years trying to get a spider off my arm (the opposing car wound up in the ditch). The macro has actually helped because I can now appreciate their beauty. Plus, the 180mm has a 19" working distance. :) Plenty of room. Plenty of room.

A simple garden spider wrapping up a fly I found for him.

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 171
Avg (all users): 6.5317
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.3438
Avg (non-participants): 6.6170
Views since voting: 4862
Views during voting: 387
Votes: 205
Comments: 25
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/08/2010 03:32:20 PM
Absolutely stunning! It's all put together so well; the background color - everything! Glad your (mostly) over your fear of spiders :-)
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01/19/2009 10:41:23 PM
That is so cool - I HATE spiders I wish I could say how much I hate them. I too could see driving into a ditch to get one off or avoid one crawling onto me in a car. Nice work and great distance!!
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05/28/2008 06:43:10 AM
Amazingly good - even got his little eyes all sharp! (are thy two eyes, one above the other in the middle of his head?

Did you use flash? - I can't see how you would get it so well-lit without!

I don't have but a 50mm macro for old film Canon - again this inspires to do something more than my Cat's eye, so thank you!
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08/24/2007 07:39:44 PM
Coolest frickin' spider shot ever. I had one similar, though not nearly as dazzling. Lost it when my hard drive decided to just give up on life one day. Congrats on the great finish.
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07/24/2007 05:13:01 AM
that was kind of you to feed the spider :-)

excllent picture.
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07/18/2007 12:37:12 PM
I really shouldn't have looked at this photograph just before going to bed. I woke at about 2.00am today in a blind panic, convinced tha the most enormous spider had just scuttled over my face. I felt physically sick, covered in goosebumps, and my scalp hurt where my hair was trying to stand on end - it was a positive relief when I realised that it was a mouse that the cat had brought me...
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07/18/2007 07:21:50 AM
wonderful capture. should have scored higher IMHO....
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07/18/2007 12:03:07 AM
i TOTALLY thought this was going to win. it is OUTSTANDING.

sigh

i give up on dpc lol
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/17/2007 05:36:46 PM
Superb macro - I really don't want to see this photo again, but it is nonetheless amongst my personal top three.
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07/14/2007 09:45:57 PM
the first picture to vote on. I'm thinking somebody with a Canon 180 macro lens.

Impressive!
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07/13/2007 03:32:00 PM
This is a WOW. 10 from me.
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07/13/2007 12:13:30 AM
Stunning. Great colors - what is the backgroud? Fucos is spot on, nice DOF. My favorite in this challenge.
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07/12/2007 08:38:40 PM
This reminds me of the nighmare I had last night. I love the colors.
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07/12/2007 12:27:50 AM
Great clarity, and I like the use of orange.
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07/11/2007 10:25:27 PM
excellent macro of this spider - that is one scary looking arachnid!
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07/11/2007 05:10:48 PM
Very good! Love the macro work. Focus is sharp, displaying awesome details. Perfect in composition.
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07/11/2007 05:05:59 PM
Crisp! I love it!
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07/11/2007 02:12:57 PM
This will or should win. No other spider photo has the vibrant color, nor the malicious look to it that this one does. The white coming off the front legs is brilliant, along with the halloween feel you get from the pumpkinesque background. The fact that it is preparing a meal makes it that much better, plus you can't tell what is in the spun tomb. That leaves it open to the possibility that it is something scary...like me.
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07/11/2007 01:51:43 PM
nice background!
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07/11/2007 09:19:50 AM
Nice shot.
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07/11/2007 06:54:04 AM
Lovely shot, great timing
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07/11/2007 05:22:15 AM
awesome image...wow, great macro...spiders are my least fave thing in this world...I love the composition, background and the fact the spider looks like it is looking at us...10 from me, good luck
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07/11/2007 12:58:20 AM
Like the shot, but the background is too distracting and the web cant be seen and thats your caption...
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07/11/2007 12:54:04 AM
nice clear photo... 9
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07/11/2007 12:34:48 AM
nice macro /7
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