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Excuse My Mess
Excuse My Mess

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Zuiko Digital
Location: Vacant lot next door
Date: Jan 4, 2009
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30sec
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2009

This is a lynx spider that I found on the vacant lot next door. I really hate spiders so to take a picture of one is pretty major. I did some experimenting with this one. I ran topaz adust, curves, usm, resize and save for web.

Place: 145 out of 454
Avg (all users): 5.8000
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.6604
Avg (non-participants): 6.0741
Views since voting: 573
Views during voting: 230
Votes: 160
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2009 08:29:20 AM
there's a fine line when trying to increase the dof with photoshop, if it weren't for the halos that gaussian blur gives, i would have scored it higher.
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02/02/2009 10:15:20 PM
I adore this photo. I'm sorry I ran out of ribbons. But I give you a 9.
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02/02/2009 09:23:30 PM
the spider is pretty close in color to the surrounding...sort make it hard for the image to stand out.
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02/02/2009 01:36:49 AM
WOW - this is so full of detail and information. WOW!
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02/01/2009 01:11:26 PM
Well, If a bug were to fly into that web he can bet his little bug ears that he isn't getting free. He can bet that the big spider is going to be snacking on his head. I like the photo and I think that the web looks great. Messy or not, it portrays the actual life that this particular spider has to live to survive. SO, I must give it a 7
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02/01/2009 01:03:13 PM
Gorgeous golden colors. Love the soft focus effect and the way you have the spider sharp and crisp. You did really well with the focus on the spider and the editing. Dreamy and pretty. Very nice! A lot to look at!
My photo is doing terrible. :( No clue. Yours HAS to be dong better that a 5.0. :)
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