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Life Tremble in the Balance

Life Tremble in the Balance
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Mora Close-up 58mm +4
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-06-16 13:46
Viewed: 3945
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi everyone.
In Czech language in some situations is saying:"život visí na vlásku"/English:life hangs on little hair/"life tremble in the balance".(I I don't know if I it well explained).
I've remembered upon this saying,when I saw powerless match hereof insect with spider.
I taken this the picture behind ours garden in big wind, afternoon with camera in hands.Therefore details there are not high quality.
I am only would capture that "little hair" whereat to someone his life hangs.
Beautiful week - end for all.
Best greetings Milos.

haraprasan, Ken52, Alex99, jaycee, cataclysta, Maite, jcoowanitwong, saeedabbasi, SkyF, XOTAELE, SelenE, valy67, Juyona has marked this note useful
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Hi Milos,
What a wonderful capture. The focus is very good. The like the shot very much. Thanks a lot for sharing.

This is just stunning! It almost looks like it was settled up ;) What a great composition, excellent action shot with superb details, colors and exposure. This is a unique picture, congrats!

Hello Milos,
You discovered a great scene in nature and captured it brilliantly! It is amazing to see this spider with prey just hanging by a thread. Your composition is outstanding and the details are stunning for the difficult windy conditions. I worked a little with the slightly over-exposed plant and filtered the slight "muddy noise" in the dark background. I don't know if I made improvement. This is outstanding image.
Best Regards,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-16 14:07]

Hi Milos,
Superb action shot and a great catch. Vivid colours, sharp details, fine focus and perfect lighting. I like the diagonal stem which sets up a nice tone to the shot. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-16 14:59]
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Hi Milos.
What a great captured scene. It is perfect. I think it was so difficult to take such picture. Timing is really great as well as the composition of the shot, sharpness and details. I am surprised that you have not used flash. Shoot looks like taken with flash light. My compliments and kind regards.

Hi Milos, splendid capture of great moment with wonderful colors, great details, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Wow. What a moment and truely a display of "life hanging in the balance." There is lots of drama and dynamism here in this composition. Fantastic.

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-06-16 17:21]

Vibrant colors and an unusual capture...Outstanding composition...Impressive...TFS

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-16 17:44]

Hi Milos. What a anmazing shot. the detail is spot on and great colour. you are so lucky to have seen this.very nice POV and DOF.very well done TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-16 23:31]

Hi Milos,

What a sight this is! You captured it perfectly. Wonderful details and colors - the hair is amazing. This is really a once in a lifetime shot.


Hello Milos
What a wonderful scene you captured,
perfect focusing ,lighting and compo,
A little bit noise on BG,Welldone,Friend.

Good Luck

Hi Milos
The shot is a litlle bit noisy but the composition and moment is fantastic. You had bad weather conditions a thats the reason

Best wishes

hi milos,
well seen and captured, very nice composition, well saturated colour tones,great action shot with excellent pov,
tfs & regards

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-06-17 12:32]

Wow! What a marvellous capture and fantastic composition, Milos!
Fantastic details! I like a lot how the spider can be seen hanging from such a thin thread.
Excellent and interesting job!
Thank you very much for sharing.

Hi Milos,
This tiny green spider is perfectly blended with this green grass. Sorry for the insect. This is nature as true as this picture. Very well done.

Hello Milos,
This is a seldom seen situation, very well captured!
The composition is very attractive, and the macro work is well done with sharp fine details and attractive colours...
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hi dear Milos ,
what a nice shot.
excellent composition.amazing colours and great focus.
A perfect capture.
Thanks for sharing

my best Regards

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-18 8:40]

Hi Milos,
this composition is very colorful, I love the vibrant colors in front of this dark BG.
Superb detail and the sharpness is excellent.
Very well comp[osed and presented.

bonjour milos
un peu loin pour bien aprecier les details mais la prouesse de cette araignée valait bien que vous publiez cette photo,arriver a manger en etant suspendu!felicitations a l'araignée et a vous même.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-06-18 14:51]

Hello Milos,
This is really an amazing picture. It looks somhow surrealistic, like a show in the Circus. Very original shot.
Thank's and best regards

Hola Milos.
Una escena fantásticamente captada.
Bellos colores y genial PoV. Buen BG.
Un cálido saludo, JL.

Hello Milos !
What a great capture ! You have "frozen" a great moment, with this spider eating the moth. I love the vivid colors of the picture, as well as the composition and the dark blurred BG. Maybe some white parts are a little over-exposed, but that's not a big problem, remains a wonderful picture. Very well done !

crab spider often approximatevely take the color of their support within a couple of day. interesting to note that that one took exactly the 3 colors: green bown and white.
excellent colors and composition.
Black background are generally not the best. On the other hand it enhances the colors of the subject here.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-24 12:19]

Hola Milos,
sorprendente macro,
excelente trabajo y pov,
buenos detalles y presentación... saludos

excellent moment captured;
very impressive !!!
good framing and composition

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-06-27 14:09]

Un joli moment de la vie animale.
Bonne journée.

Impresionante toma por muchos aspectos, el primero el colorido y los contrastes y después la originalidad y oportunidad. El encuadre estupendo. Fabulosa. Saludos Milos.

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