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Spider on Lampshade
Spider on Lampshade
UberFish


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Light Source (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 990
Location: Kitchen
Date: Oct 17, 2002
Aperture: f5.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2002

Probably a male Nuctenia umbratica

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 256
Avg (all users): 6.3416
Avg (commenters): 7.6316
Avg (participants): 6.3176
Avg (non-participants): 6.3784
Views since voting: 1592
Votes: 281
Comments: 20
Favorites: 6 (view)


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07/16/2003 08:56:53 AM
Now THIS has to be, by far, my most favorite insect macro on this entire site. (and i'm very picky!) Granted, spiders are arthropods, but...

This definitely deserves a ribbon. Compositionally amazing, tone, subject, focus, appeal, contrast, balance, derived symmetry. 10 A+ .. I love this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/27/2002 06:35:00 PM
Spiders scare the crap out of me, but this is so well taken I won't count that against you:) Only suggestion would be to crop some of the bottom out of this. 8
10/27/2002 02:04:00 AM
Very striking shot--good detail and good composition andrewm
10/26/2002 04:03:00 PM
Great closeup. Is it a Brown Recluse?
10/25/2002 09:58:00 AM
Neat! Great focus. Perfect technique.
10/24/2002 06:47:00 PM
Very good shot! Detail is excellent!!! The transparency of it's legs is so cool. Heck, you're going up from 9 to 10 (it's the best I can do!!) Swash
10/24/2002 05:50:00 PM
Just because your house is infested with spiders does not mean you have to submit them.
10/23/2002 11:07:00 AM
Very well done. I hope you aren't hearing it about DOF or focus. It's a terrific shot IMO. If you are getting those comments a lot, I'm sure it's from people who haven't done a lot of macros, especially not without much light, because that's tricky enough. Marvelous shot. This would've been a great neg space shot. - Inspzil -9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/22/2002 11:28:00 PM
Its all about opportunity. And this is it.
10/22/2002 10:02:00 PM
Very nice. Good DOF.
10/22/2002 12:48:00 PM
Get the vacuum cleaner! 6 JEM
10/21/2002 11:39:00 PM
Pretty amazing shot. You can even see him/her spinning the web! Congrats on one of the coolest shots. lhall
10/21/2002 10:36:00 PM
kill it.
10/21/2002 08:12:00 PM
Very nice color .. my eye is a little botherd by the back part ... but it's nice as it is. I do not think it would have been better with cropping. dramatic effect : medium. 7 lionel
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/21/2002 07:02:00 PM
great detail!
10/21/2002 06:55:00 PM
Good shot! Can even see the web. Would like to see other angles of the spider also. Unique. Points for uniqueness.
10/21/2002 06:00:00 PM
Great focusing. 7
10/21/2002 02:57:00 PM
Fantastic shot. Everything is great about it. 10
10/21/2002 01:50:00 PM
Well done, great DOF and detail.
10/21/2002 10:05:00 AM
Excellent bit of macro work. seasick - 7.


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