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Challenge: Shallow DOF IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: bugs!
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: nj
Date: Sep 9, 2008
Date Uploaded: Sep 9, 2008

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Statistics
Place: 30 out of 324
Avg (all users): 6.2842
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2400
Avg (non-participants): 6.3148
Views since voting: 993
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 183
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/08/2011 03:56:31 AM
Growing up, I always remember seeing these guys in my various field guides and being frustrated that they did not range into my area.
Photographically, this is one of the most effective and cool uses of shallow DoF I've seen. The way the web almost completely vanishes, leaving the spider hovering, is quite the visual effect.

Message edited by author 2011-05-08 06:45:13.
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07/19/2010 01:08:34 PM
Excellent POV. Definitely unique.
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10/06/2008 12:32:57 PM
How cool is this! Perfect placement of that bubble of bokeh behind the critter. And very nice use of that sexy lens.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/16/2008 11:49:29 PM
You've nailed the composition on this one. One of the stand-outs in a challenge of really high calibre.
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09/13/2008 09:07:54 PM
OH, cool. I hope this being a bug shot does not doom it, because it's really good, and the use of the shallow DOF is very effective.
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09/12/2008 09:55:12 PM
the smooth and rich background is in such contrast to the sharpness and ferocity of the spider
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09/11/2008 08:58:03 PM
This is a beautiful image. I love macro shots like these. I only wish that there was not that distracting purple spot and the focal point was more to the left or right for a better composition. Having the web at an angle would also have been a nice touch. But i love this photo. => 9
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09/11/2008 09:15:37 AM
Cool shot; that bit of light in the background perfectly surrounds the spider and complements the actual light coming from below. This wouldn't work nearly as well if he were shot against one of the darker parts of the background.
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09/10/2008 09:46:27 PM
Great Shot, altho they seems to be too much empty space below.
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09/10/2008 02:55:43 PM
lovely smooth bokeh. pleasing cool colors. and the subject is nicely lit and isolated against the bright spot of background. Aside from all that I really like it. ;)
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09/10/2008 12:15:18 PM
interesting lighting :-) from below I'm assuming?
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