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Farewell to another day
Farewell to another day

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Challenge: The Beginning of the End (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: 2007
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Location: Granbury, Texas
Date: Oct 27, 2007
Aperture: F 2.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4 Sec.
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 28, 2007

The Itsy-Bitsy spider waves goodbye to the day.

A tiny little gal, seen on the a bridge crossing a lake. She appears to be waving goodbye.

Adjusted curves, Noise removal, saturation, clarify, sharpen a little, and of course, a suitable crop.

Place: 97 out of 137
Avg (all users): 5.0709
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8519
Avg (non-participants): 5.2329
Views since voting: 1142
Views during voting: 246
Votes: 127
Comments: 6
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01/05/2013 03:39:57 PM
Creepily cool, Steve! It's so HUGE!
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11/05/2007 10:52:52 AM
Looking at the shooting info you posted I have a couple of suggestions. You have a fairly high ISO for your camera which has introduced noise. If your intent was to go for a silhouette (which it appears you were) then the noise takes away from the shot. Its subtle but a nice noise free image works well for silhouettes.

The shutter speed is a little slow too. Your camera metered this based on the amount of black but you could overide it. If your camera has a manual mode you may want to consider using it for a shot like this. You could also use exposure compensation to help a bit by intentionally underexposing the shot. A faster shutter speed would eliminate any blur produced by the subject and camera shake. (1/4 sec is too slow to handhold especially for this type of shot)

A smaller aperture (like f/8) would also give your silhouette good crisp distinction from the background. It would also help bring the whole body into focus.
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11/05/2007 10:19:05 AM
You've got some excellent advice in the thread you started (and it's a great way to learn!) but I'll add that I really kinda like it the way it is. Losing the noise would make it a better picture, but I do get a kick out of the waving legs. A good catch.
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11/05/2007 09:22:04 AM
Funny how it's waving lol. Interesting catch!
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11/05/2007 07:08:06 AM
Crop out part of the black space and you'll have a better score. More DOF and better focus on the spider would also help.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2007 11:26:48 PM
Your spider almost appears to be waving good-bye to the sun. I like the approach you took for this challenge and I like the results. You must have taken a few shot to get this one. The colour contrast looks great and it suits the shot very well.
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