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Species: 6
Species: 6

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Challenge: Macro (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Kitchen
Date: Nov 7, 2002
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/14
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2002

SBW; Husband recently deceased; looking for mate to raise family of 500.

Place: 20 out of 301
Avg (all users): 6.5933
Avg (commenters): 7.5667
Avg (participants): 6.6550
Avg (non-participants): 6.4845
Views since voting: 1560
Votes: 268
Comments: 35
Favorites: 0

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11/25/2009 10:11:02 PM
one word.....nightmares
11/20/2002 03:03:00 PM
Thanks for all the comments. It was not behind glass or anything, which made it a challenge to shoot - these things can run fast! The camera was only inches away.
11/18/2002 11:11:00 AM
Sorry, I thought it was plastic, just too amazingly scary to believe it is real! Never seen a picture of a black widow before. Its an amazing shot! Congrats to you! Natasha
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/17/2002 10:39:00 PM
oooh! the notorious black widow spider! excellent crisp photo.. love how the web is also well defined, and yet the backdrop is appropriately out of the focus plane. They are dangerous, so I'm sure you didn't want to play around to close, but too bad you didn't have a white card or something to place behind the spider to clean up the background. I am giving this a high score, but that last comment is only "wonder".... :0)
11/17/2002 07:31:00 PM
is that a black widow? bonus points for risking your life in pursuit of a shot. you get a ten.
11/17/2002 06:30:00 PM
I hope you killed this after taking the picture!!!, the only improvement to the picture that I can see, is that the light reflected too much on the belly of the black widow, making it difficult to have a nice detail of the hourglass shape. Very good job 7-morterin
11/17/2002 11:24:00 AM
Took some guts to take this shot, or was it behind glass? Nice sheen on the spiders body!
11/16/2002 09:13:00 PM
OMG! SCARY!!!! Great job getting in so close though. You've got more guts than me. I love how you captured her actually spinning the web. So, what kinda spider is this? 7, just-married
11/14/2002 07:52:00 PM
Sweet. The best spide shot this week. Great focus. 9 Jacko
11/14/2002 11:00:00 AM
A great insect shot, the branch foreground and rocks in the background really add to the picture, I would have cropped slightly closer and taken off the white at the top though, if it was possible.
11/14/2002 09:51:00 AM
Nice shot, pleasing colors, but confusing name.
11/13/2002 11:32:00 PM
Wow, I can see the hairs on the legs. Good job!
11/13/2002 03:24:00 PM
Great macro, but the background is quite distracting. Great detail on the spider and web though, 8.
11/13/2002 07:34:00 AM
A super photograph. I'm a little distracted by the stick.
11/13/2002 02:30:00 AM
I hate spiders.
11/12/2002 09:20:00 PM
My hat's off to you - I would NEVER have gotten that close to that thing. Incredible shot - focus is fabulous; definitely one of my higher rated shots. lhall
11/12/2002 08:32:00 PM
is this on the other side of glass?athena
11/12/2002 07:37:00 PM
10! 10! My grandson and I took one just like this several months ago, but yours turned out so much better than mine. Mine would only have been a 6 compared to yours. Fantastic of her hourglass, web, and all. Keep it up. PTL
11/12/2002 05:37:00 PM
11/12/2002 04:49:00 PM
she's getting ready for the kill! - vw4lyfe 8
11/12/2002 02:01:00 PM
I do not like your subject, but it is a nice shot, nice colors.
11/12/2002 01:15:00 PM
Would have been great if not for reflection of flash or highlight on 'hour glass'
11/12/2002 12:49:00 AM
very good!! 9 -rll07
11/12/2002 12:32:00 AM
Too bad the glare partially masks the belly markings... Is she a pet or did you find her in the wild?
11/12/2002 12:02:00 AM
Awesome photo!
11/11/2002 11:16:00 PM
Best spider shot of the contest
11/11/2002 10:48:00 PM
I don't understand what a Species 6 is but I do understand that this is a great photo. Really nice focus, I wish the glare on the abdomen wasn't there. DPz
11/11/2002 08:53:00 PM
This is gross!! It is plastic isnt it? How did you get it into the web like that?
11/11/2002 07:03:00 PM
better than the BW pic I tried... lol I almost got bitten too... if there was no glare on her hourglass this shot would be perfect... really nice focus and DOF too...
11/11/2002 04:20:00 PM
Would have been perfect if it were not for the twig.
11/11/2002 03:25:00 PM
I really like this picture, though i am not crazy about the subject matter. I am SO glad they do not grow that big. Great focus and composition. Very well done. karmat
11/11/2002 11:29:00 AM
Just a wonderful macro ....don't want to see him in person. Good work. Justine
11/11/2002 10:54:00 AM
Good shot. Nice clearity on the spider.
11/11/2002 06:54:00 AM
Very nice. Try a softer light next time so you can see the hourglass.
11/11/2002 06:50:00 AM
Ah!, 10 points for bravery

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