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Charlotte's Nightmare
Charlotte's Nightmare

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Challenge: Shallow DOF IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Pentax
Date: Sep 4, 2008
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000 sec.
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2008

I'm both hoping to scare the bejeezus out of some people, but not scare them enough to vote me way, way down because of it.

Do people not like spiders that much? I have to admit, I'm very very curious as to why this one didn't even break a 6. Boggles my mind really.

Place: 68 out of 324
Avg (all users): 5.9071
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9474
Avg (non-participants): 5.8785
Views since voting: 1125
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 183
Comments: 15
Favorites: 4 (view)

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10/06/2008 06:57:47 PM
Hey maybe I could teach you how to take good macro spider shots in return for your knowledge of not overprocessing. LOL
Focus should have been on the head not the thorax. Would have looked much better. Could have cleaned up and removed the debris in the image also.
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09/19/2008 05:37:52 PM
Thank you for the comments everyone.

Pappy: Such is the risk we take in putting up photos that can lead to such things. For every spider that gets us a lower vote from a phobia sufferer, there is the uber-cute child that gets an emotional boost vote from some parent or other. Such is the expectation when sharing our work.
09/17/2008 04:35:48 AM
I think I voted lower because I really have a phobia of spiders. A little more DOF/focus on the front legs might have helped my score. Great colour/composition.
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09/17/2008 01:51:33 AM
You deserved a much higher score. You might be right about spider aversion.
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09/17/2008 12:35:40 AM
i gave this a 10, i can't believe it didn't even beat MY image! so underrated, i think people were just scared by the spider b/c this is a great example of DoF usage, and the color scheme is great too
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09/17/2008 12:05:47 AM
I'm stunned that you didn't ribbon with this. This was my clear favourite.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/16/2008 11:20:41 PM
Just doing some last minute voting before rollover, and Wow! Awesome colour matched with stunning clarity. Love it!
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09/15/2008 05:22:33 PM
Great background color.
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09/13/2008 11:33:14 PM
stunning like so many of the other insects 9
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09/12/2008 01:07:06 PM
nice capture!
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09/12/2008 06:49:09 AM
wonderful bg colour and macro work...I hate spiders eeeeeek! well done 8
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09/11/2008 11:47:17 PM
This is a great macro. Nice sharp focus.
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09/11/2008 01:20:41 AM
Excellent spider shot. I'm adding it to my favorites so that I can show my grandson who is an aspiring photographer of spiders and bugs.
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09/10/2008 07:52:22 PM
OMG you are not kidding ::shudder:: This is where I would marginally prefer focus on the web instead of the spider ;-)
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09/10/2008 09:43:11 AM
Good shot!
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