Wild, Wild Africa
- roges (6264)
- [2009-11-03 10:06]
An interesting image. Beautiful details and colors.
Again an excellent macro, my warm congratulations.
Have a pleasant evening,
- zetu (16941)
- [2009-11-03 10:06]
Wonderful composition, great details and vivid colors
- nglen (36145)
- [2009-11-03 10:22]
Hi Loot. Good to see you. Firstly i have read your interesting notes i have to say this happens every where even in the local shops. Anyway the spider it has some fantastic shades of green against the blue of the glass. You have taken this with fine detail andsharp focusing.. Well seen and taken ,
- ferranjlloret (10340)
- [2009-11-03 10:25]
Nice color composition, very good PO:
TFS. Best regards.
- lorendubois (9343)
- [2009-11-03 10:53]
Magnifique prise de vue
Très bon rendu dans cette lumière
Bravo et Merci
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2009-11-03 10:55]
this is an interesting shot of this green spider. It looks a little transparent, as if light is shining through the body and the legs. Thanks, it's very nice, greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-11-03 11:09]
When I was in Kruger I was looking for elephants, girafs, buffalows and amazing birds. But you found this spider, what a jewel. Fantastic colours and sharp details. The contrast against the BG is marvelous. Good composition.
Very special photo.
Thanks for showing and best regards,
- batu (16383)
- [2009-11-03 12:17]
considering the small size of the spider you achieved good sharpness and detail visibility.
Colours and light, both are well balanced. I think that the spider belongs to the family
Salticidae - Jumping Spiders.
Best wishes, Peter
- Mello (2419)
- [2009-11-03 12:19]
What an impressive image. Very nice colours, BG and composition. Sharpness are great to. TFS.
- hansh (2762)
- [2009-11-03 12:37]
A great capture, sharpness is perfect and the green of the insect contrasts very well with the blue background.
Very well done and thanks for sharing.
- bobair (44)
- [2009-11-03 18:48]
well that is one very well said note you have included with your photo and I find myself agreeing about the small things seen when looking out for the very large.I often find myself photoing insects and spiders when out looking for the larger animals and then I'm off on a tangent forgetting all about the bigger things,nature is wonderful in all of her variety.I like the colour this wee spider has and I have no idea of what species it is,your name for it works for me-Arachnid incognito.The only thing I wish could of been different for this shot would be the f-stop you used,however the light you likely had would have make stopping down,impractical without boosting the iso and unwanted noise.Thanks for sharing this most interesting little critter with us,that colour sure is special. Bob
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2009-11-03 19:24]
Yes, it looks like a Jumping Spider, Loot.
You have managed to get pretty good clairty here despite the light conditions not being really ideal as far as my guess goes.
Good to see you active again, though going by my own protracted absences from TN, my welcome message might sound hollow to you!
Your Kruger Park outing seems to have gone well and I will try to keep abreast of the fresh work from the trip you would post here in the coming days.
Hope Anna was able to use her award-winning new equipment on the trip.
- robindb (1420)
- [2009-11-04 0:47]
Very good and sharp image of this small beauty of nature. Your comments are also to the point and a cause for thought for anybody visiting the park. The fact that you have chosen a subject like this for your first of hopefully many postings of your trip is fitting. The behaviour of some of the "lesser" animals, birds and insects is sometimes more interesting and satisfying to watch than the big 5 especially the lions which usually just lie around in the shade. To see an actual kill in progress by lions would probably be fantastic but the chances of seeing that are fairly remote.
- FunkyMunky (3154)
- [2009-11-04 2:58]
What a great macro photo. Well done on spotting the tiny spider and taking the time to actually photograph it.You are right, one has to be on the lookout for things large and small, more often than not the small things make for the more interesting photos.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2009-11-04 4:33]
What a striking image! You have captured this minute and beautiful florescent coloured spider with great technical skill. The detail I see on my screen is super. One can see features like the rubbery paws, the tiny eyes and body with great clarity. I saw how small this spider was when you captured it, and it is unbelievable how clear one can see it on the monitor. The blue as your backdrop is stunning. I think it is only in nature where one can combine colours like green and blue or pink and red and it does not shout out "Oh dear" like in fashion circles. A beautiful perspective, with sharp details and focus. Really an amazing macro. Thanks for sharing this image with us, as well as your informative note. I am so glad to see you active at the moment. It is always a pleasure to look at your photographs. Best regards
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2009-11-04 9:07]
I am very glad meet you here and your new posts. This one is so unique. Colour palette is amazing, lights are unusual and very impressive, details of the spider are ultimate. Well done and creative work. My warm greetings and TFS.
- pilonm (3321)
- [2009-11-04 9:43]
Happy to learn that you will be more available for TN friends very soon :-)
Here I must thank you very much for this picture because it will serve so well my therapy against my visceral spider fear!
You did very well to focus your concentration on this splendid specimen! The dark bg of your car enhances so well the fluorescent color of it. Don't ask me to flatter it even if its size is 4mm but I can easily appreciate its beauty!!!
Great job my friend!!!
- sranjan (5784)
- [2009-11-04 16:31]
Welcome back from KNP with many such surprises. I appreciate the details of possibly jumping green spider with beautiful dark blue OOF background & of course not to miss the eye contact (chuckle) with it.... Many new shots yet to come from your end & I am eagerly waiting to see.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2009-11-05 0:45]
Hallo old friend,
it took a quite long time for you to return to TN, your most welcome, I have missed you very much.
You start your return with a very nice picture.
The spider has a fantastic green colours.
Very good sharpness with lot's of details and the spider is well seen against the BG. And your note is great as usual.
Best Regards from a cold Sweden.
- rommel (3628)
- [2009-11-05 5:10]
Your notes are so very true.This little green fellow came out brilliantly against the BG blues.Sharp focus and excellent details especially on the legs.Also no idea of its specs, well he /she seems quite at peace. Great shot and TFS.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2009-11-05 18:19]
A super shot Loot,
It almost looks transparent, the colors are gorgeous and the detail is exceptionally fine. I totally agree with you that bigger is not always better when it comes to natures creatures. This tiny spider is just as beautiful and meaningful as any larger animal. Well done!!
- maurydv (36428)
- [2009-11-06 14:36]
fantastic and surrealist picture of this spider, a very good contrast of the green spider against a very good dark BG, spectacular visual impression.
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2009-11-06 14:58]
good capture...this green spider watch you, on the hanging threads of the net .. excellent details and definition
- zulfu (43)
- [2009-11-08 1:55]
Hello Loot, welcome back with this fantastic coloured close up shot of a tiny spider with great details and lighting.
TFS and G's,
- marhowie (486)
- [2009-11-08 6:38]
Dramatic look with this sharply contrasted BG Loot.
It's in the family OXYOPIDAE, a species of Lynx I believe..same as my famous lean-green-killing-machine ;-}
Well done & have a great Sunday!
PS - I get the "bigger picture" BTW..
TN seems a good place to vent ones true feelings :)
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2009-11-08 10:05]
a very good macro shot from this spider that I don't know.
So I can't help you.
Fine colours, good bg and details.
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-11-08 11:23]
Very nice to see a post from you again! I hope you had a good time in Kruger Park and will keep on posting. Your note reminds me of the one organised 2-week birdwatching trip we once went on. If you happened to look at a flower or an insect instead of a bird our guide was quite upset!!
Now to your brightly coloured Spider! You got a splendid capture showing details very sharply and the colour is stunning. Well done!
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-11-08 12:36]
Hi My dear friend Loot,
Impressive shot!, you've managed to focus in on the spider very nicely. Nice balanced exposure too.
Indeed i find spiders very atractive and intriguing creatures always.
Your POV works wonders here, so many details and colours, almost makes me dizzy! [chukle:)]. Really nice tones and colours.
You've done a good job to capture this one.
TFS this and have a nice new week my friend!
- lousat (65291)
- [2009-11-08 14:33]
Hi Loot,this is a wonderful work....but i'm in delay to write something new..just my great compliments for this professional pic,have a nice week,LUCIANO
- jtkerb (410)
- [2009-11-08 15:03]
The colors in this photo surprised and pleased me. Combined with the super close up, it forms a very aesthetically pleasing photo - almost like a microscope slide (a positive from my perspecitive, hah). I appreciated both the photo and the note, a fine pair. TFS, Jeff
- jmirah (4687)
- [2009-11-08 16:28]
Excellent color and eye(s) contact on a spider seeming suspended in space...TFS
- Argus (50626)
- [2009-11-08 22:07]
Considering this little Lynx Spider is only about 4mm long you have achieved a superb macro.
The details can be seen with excellent shapness and the correct exposure of the spider has resulted in a marvellous contrasting dark blue BG that shows the green spider up in a striking way as it is suspended by its threads.
A superb scene of micro tranquility in the hustle and bustle caused by park visitors.
Thanks both for this and your kind critique. It's nice to have you back in action on TN!
- jcoowanitwong (13752)
- [2009-11-09 5:34]
This lynx spider has interesting green color. If it is not on the windscreen, it must be very difficult to make a notice. Nice shot on this tiny creature.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2009-11-16 23:15]
Good to see you posting again, and here we have another african gem. Indeed i would have changed lenes and gone for teh spider too! Great colour, sharpness, details and wonderful composition. TFS
- foozi (25839)
- [2009-11-18 16:56]
it is really an honour to have your response and critique to my post. Such a pleasure and I really appreciate your motivating words. Such a great feeling to hear from an expert and a very skillful person like you.
As for the image above, it attracts very much. The glows and flourescent charisma indeed very appealing.
The sharpness and the lovely background is an outstanding view.
Well prresented in excellent view and congratulations for the images presented in the TN.
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2009-12-16 14:53]
Whenever I view your images.... the very first thing I try to find out....What equipment did the MASTER use??? Then, I say to myself... should I get one??? The answer is NO! But, this time I think I'll get myself another high quality Sony.
Loved the way you have "pin-pointed" the exact location on the map. I'll have to learn this new trick.... after all that's what TN is all about... viewing great images of nature and learning from each other... and, boy, I've picked up quite a bit from you. This is the first time I'm acknowledging this fact.
A BIG THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE TAUGHT ME.
Also loved your "8 wheeler"; am going to fav. this one.
This Howard Cheek.... I'm glad you mentioned his name....
A BIG THANK YOU ONCE MORE.
There is a lot to learn here.... it never ends.
My best good wishes to you and all your loved ones.
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2010-12-19 16:54]
This minute spider looks so good in green against the silenced blue background.
The light is fabulous with creating translucency to the limbs and body. Very nice composition with sharpness and details so well established in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards - Jusni
p/s: Many thanks for kind wishes and greetings to you and family from Malaysia.