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Spider-a-peeking
3rd PlaceSpider-a-peeking
tinky2


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Peek-a-Boo (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Montana de Oro State Park, California
Date: Mar 3, 2008
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2008

Well, he was playing peek-a-boo with me.

Post-challenge: I am thrilled and honored to share the front page with SandyP. Thanks all for the votes and comments. And, yeah, I agree with the comments that the spider is mooning, not peeking!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 131
Avg (all users): 6.8304
Avg (commenters): 7.6471
Avg (participants): 6.4038
Avg (non-participants): 7.0168
Views since voting: 10560
Views during voting: 341
Votes: 171
Comments: 50
Favorites: 7 (view)


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01/11/2012 01:42:48 AM
Gorgeous nature image. Expertly done. Love that D80 CCD still to this day.
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03/20/2008 02:29:58 AM
Such a beautiful, beautiful shot!!!
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03/19/2008 08:42:51 PM
This is such a lovely shot, congrat's on your ribbon!
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03/19/2008 01:11:38 AM
Good on you. The combination of shadow and translucence on the legs!!!, and yes, it needs the whole poppy.
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03/18/2008 02:31:16 AM
Awesome pic but it sends a shiver up my spine and I get really uncomfortable looking at it. I have arachnaphobia. No joke there. I'm scared to death of spiders. No way I could have taken this photo. Good job and congrats.
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03/17/2008 03:45:14 PM
What a beautiful macro! Great colors and what a find. Congrats on your ribbon!
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03/17/2008 01:03:25 PM
brilliant picture,well took,congratulations
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03/17/2008 12:17:15 PM
beautiful, just beautiful!
Congrats on a well deserved ribbon!
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03/17/2008 12:07:18 PM
Beautiful photo. Congratulations on the result.
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03/17/2008 11:43:46 AM
This is so perfect! Congrats on the ribbon!
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03/17/2008 11:38:28 AM
Gorgeous is right on. Congratulations on earning the ribbon. Very well deserved. What beautiful color and choice of tone. An excellent macro. Looks like a crab spider.
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03/17/2008 10:10:51 AM
Gorgeous! I'm a sucker for poppy photos anyway, but this is especially good. Very well done. The blurred blue background sets off the flower just right, and the spider shadow is great.
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03/17/2008 07:49:21 AM
What a great job Dawn. The lighting is just right and the colours are so vibrant. Congrats on the Yellow.
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03/17/2008 07:04:48 AM
Congratulations on your yellow ribbon. Very unique and love the lighting. :)
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03/17/2008 06:50:44 AM
terrific capture and well done on the yellow ribbon
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03/17/2008 05:44:53 AM
But the spider is mooning us, not peeking at us.

Congrats
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03/17/2008 05:41:52 AM
Congrats on the PB! Awesome colors, DoF, & framing... all of that plus the crisp shadow really made this stand out!
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03/17/2008 03:45:22 AM
Awesome result with this super shot.....
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03/17/2008 03:09:21 AM
Dawn - congrats on a new PB and a ribbon that matches your flower (bet you wished you had used a blue flower now :- ) )
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03/17/2008 02:49:56 AM
Good backlighting. Beautiful colour. Congrats on third.
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03/17/2008 01:42:51 AM
I love this, it's fabulous. Congrats on the well deserved ribbon, Dawn.
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03/17/2008 01:41:21 AM
lovely use of complimentary colors! Congrats on the ribbon!
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03/17/2008 01:09:32 AM
And a spider peeks with eight eyes. ;-8 Congratulations on the ribbon.
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03/17/2008 12:45:02 AM
I was fully expecting this to ribbon. Congratulations!!
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03/17/2008 12:37:25 AM
Congrats Dawn! I have to smile when I see this image. The shadow makes it work for me.
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03/17/2008 12:33:04 AM
Congrats on your new personal best and second ribbon!
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03/17/2008 12:22:15 AM
Congrats! I love California Poppies. This is a perfect shot.
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03/17/2008 12:12:56 AM
Dawn!! This one was yours??? I LOVE THIS photo so much. How awesome is THAT for this challenge!!! As I was voting, I actually picked yours and Jedusi's red ribbon photo as my top 2 picks. CONGRATULATIONS, Girlfriend!!! :)

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03/17/2008 12:06:09 AM
Well done! Congrats on your ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2008 09:42:12 PM
Good capture. I'd like to see how you got the peeking right on.
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03/16/2008 09:34:41 PM
This is my favorite of the whole bunch, the colours, the spider shadow, and the front legs peaking over.
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03/16/2008 07:15:23 PM
absolutely gorgeous! The legs peeking out are the perfect touch. In my top 2.
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03/15/2008 08:57:46 PM
creepy and great. though, I wonder if the spider is peeking at us, or mooning us?
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03/15/2008 05:27:47 PM
This an excellent shot, well done, one of my favs
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03/15/2008 02:20:03 PM
Wonderful, simply wonderful!!!

Regards,
D
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03/15/2008 09:56:22 AM
Are we seeing his head or his butt? I think it's his butt. So this guy is mooning us, not peek a booing. lol
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03/15/2008 09:20:03 AM
Great macro, the shadow absolutely makes the image.
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03/14/2008 12:01:41 AM
I think it should be a tighter crop. In my personal opinion, whole flower is not required and it looks like spider is going in not coming out to say pick-a-boo.
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03/13/2008 02:11:15 PM
Good idea and great shadow. The Spider actually appears to be going into the flower rather than peeking out . . but hey!

I really like the colours in this, but I'm not sure the Focus is quite sharp enough to bring out the texture of the flower. I think for me that would have made this a really strong contender
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03/11/2008 11:05:20 PM
Dare I say.... technically... the spider is actually facing down. ;)

Regardless of the inane nitpicking, a very nice photograph. I always liked these types of photographs. If not for the challenge need, it would be nicer had part of the spider not been visible outside the flower.
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03/11/2008 06:14:37 AM
Exactly. Very nice. Should score well.
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03/11/2008 01:12:40 AM
Beautiful light!
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03/10/2008 11:50:57 PM
Yeah, I don't think so, my wife would have a heartache.
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03/10/2008 06:59:52 PM
Beautiful capture - nice colors. Back to bump you up to 8.
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03/10/2008 04:23:48 PM
Nice colors and lighting on this.
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03/10/2008 04:14:09 PM
This is a wonderful shot. Very unexpected.
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03/10/2008 02:47:03 PM
Very good, fabulous colours.
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03/10/2008 01:11:26 PM
a very lovely shot with strong complementary colors and good focus.
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03/10/2008 01:10:43 PM
How AWESOME! I love this one!
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03/10/2008 09:44:36 AM
very strong imege
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