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Araneus diadematus

Araneus diadematus
Photo Information
Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-11
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon IXUS 400, Canon 36-108mm équiv
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Araneae (Spiders), Spider, Caterpillars, Garden Spiders [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-11 12:13
Viewed: 4701
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Common name : Garden Spider or Cross Spider – Scientific name : Araneus Diadematus – Family : Argiopidae.
Description : Araneus diadematus is one of the most common and best known orb weavers. It is easily identified by the distinctive white cross on the abdomen. This spider is common in woodlands, heathlands and gardens although human activity in gardens discourages them. It builds a circular orb web and can be found either sitting at the center of the web with its head down or in a retreat at the end of a signal line.
This spider is mature from summer to autumn and is usually at its largest in late autumn when it is at its oldest and often full of eggs. Young spiders emerge from the egg sac in may but usually stay together until they are mature enough to leave. Spiderlings of Araneus diadematus are black and yellow and look almost identical to adults except for the markings.
Canon Ixus 400 in mode : macro-auto-spot. No flash, no tripod.
Crop, color and resize 800x600 for TN.

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Christian, My wife says, "not bad for a spider" ;-) She also says the marking on the back looks like a fleur-de-lis? You always seem to use the ambient light very well. Others might have filled in the shadows around the head with added light..Since your concentrating on the design here, I think this is about perfect!!

Excellente macro, Christian. Les motifs caractéristiques de cette épeire sont très bien rendus avec de bonnes couleurs et un très bon contraste. Le fond est parfait et le point de vue bien choisi. Un petit miroir pour réfléchir la lumière, dirigé vers l'avant aurait permis la mise en valeur des yeux, que l'on devine.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-11 13:57]

Very nice Christian. The detail in the pattern is very well captured. Nice work. I hope you'll be paying her another visit soon.

Beautiful this texture, you catched the pattern perfectly and the DOF is good also. I am sure you were patient, it looks really tired :)

Nice and clean shot Chriatian. Excellent sharpness and lots of details, colours are perfect as well as the handling of kight. Personally I would prefer a little more space in front of the spider.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-09-11 18:23]

Excelente imagen del arácnido Christian.
buena nitidez y colorido, atinado encuadre y DOF.
Bien hecho... una vez más.

Excellent image of the arachnid Christian.
Good colorful and clearness, accurate frame and DOF.
Well done... once again.

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  • Kay Silver Star Critiquer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 26] (86)
  • [2004-09-11 18:29]

Jolie, pleine de details , aussi bien l'araignée que la texture de la feuille.
Assez d'accord avec ornis pour le miroir (a defaut une feuille d'alu, une piece en metal bien reflechissant peuvent faire l'affaire)

Beautiful capture (if you can say "beautiful" about a spider ;-)) with very good DOF, details and colours. Even some of the eyes are visible ;-))

Very good macro Christian.
Good sharpness with good details , nice colour and DOF
Well done.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-09-12 2:30]

A good capture.
Nice and sharp detail,excellent colours.
A very good shot,well done.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-09-12 2:46]

Excellent sharpness and lots of details, colours are perfect, the spider is perfectly cropped, very lovely image.

Yes! This shows it in good light. The details can be clearly seen. Great capture. I am waiting in suspense for your follow up visits.

This is a very good photo. The framing is good, and the focus is very sharp. Good job. Congratulations. Bill

Very good shot Christian! The beautiful colors are a gift of nature, but the sharp image and the good composition is all your doing. great!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-03 1:29]

This is a superb shot, Christian! What a beautiful arachnid. Excellent on all levels. Great job!

Hello Christian.

Excellent image,very good details

Jose Luis.

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