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Copyright: Behrad Sharifi (BEHRAD) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 31 N: 109] (449)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D EOS, SIGMA APO 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-09 1:09
Viewed: 2956
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi everybody

This is my first shot from this spider,here are some information about it :

The genus Argiope includes rather large and spectacular spiders that have often a strikingly coloured abdomen. These are well distributed throughout the world, and most countries in temperate or warmer climates have one or more species, which look similar.

The average orb web is practically invisible, and it is easy to blunder into one and end up covered with a sticky web. The very easily visible pattern of banded silk made by Argiope is pure white, and the highly visible spider sitting in the center may be bright yellow on a field of black or variegated red white and yellow stripes.

These spiders build webs with centers that are just under 1 meter above the ground, so they are too low for anything larger than a rabbit to walk under. The overtness of the spider and its web may prevent larger creatures from destroying the web and possibly crushing the spider underfoot.

And also here are some info about photo:

Tv (shutter speed) :1/250
Av (Aperture Value):6.3
ISO Speed :100
Focal Lenght :214.0mm
Whit Balance Mode :Cloudy

Hope you like it.


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Hello Behrad
Very nice shot of Hawaiian spider,
Perfect composition and colors,


Hi Behard,
Excellant frst cature of this spidy. Excellant details. Nice colors (especially Yellow).DOF is great. Very well done.


BRAVO POUR cette prise magnifique, mais qui fait froid dans le dos
c' est une parfaite capture pleine de bons détails
bravo et merci du partage

Bonjour Behrad
Félicitation pour cette très jolie prise de vue avec un super macro.
Félicitations pour la netteté et les détails.Elle est très spécial cette araignée.

Merci pour l'envoie et Bravo...JP

Hello Behrad!
I have an oportunity to observe Argiope spiders twice, one in France and the secong time in Montenegro. But European species look different that this one.
This picture is very nice, with good DOF and contrast. I also like the information included in note.
Best greetings,

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-10 3:31]

Hello Behrad,
Excellent spider close up.POV,lighting,BG,exposure and composition are wonderfuıl.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2007-02-17 15:05]

Hi Behrad,
Nice Spider close-up.
I like your colors,blurred bg,pov and composition.TFS

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