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Walking a tightrope

Walking a tightrope
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-06
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-21 12:38
Viewed: 3149
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think it is not necessery to say many words on this well-known spider
-- Araneus diadematus.
It's now spider season in middle Europe and it is possible to observe many spiders in many different often unique situations.
Nice to see this massive spider attached to one stretched very thin but obviously very strong fibre - attached only by the tips of its legs. However, to increase security the spider is connected to the 'rope' by an additional short fibre which can be seen on the picture.

Due to movements of the web or the fibre caused by slight wind only, it is often not easy to obtain sharp pictures of a spider by means of a macro-objective. Position of the spider with respect to incoming light is in most cases also not optimal. Here, I had the fortune of favourable conditions.

- Bright sun light
- no tripod, no flash

> Bellmann H (1997) Kosmos Atlas der Spinnentiere Europas. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.
> Bellmann H (1984) Spinnen beobachten - bestimmen. - Verlag Neumann-Neudamm, Melsungen.

Hil, uleko, nardophoto, horia, RAP, jcoowanitwong, TAZ, valy67, pfeiffer has marked this note useful
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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-21 12:42]

Hi Peter,

What a great close up Spider shot, good composition and I like the pose with the Spider sliding along his web, the sharp details are excellent and the the colours are lovely and warm.

TFS Hilary :o)

nice picture, excellent composition. the dull brown backgroun adds the beauty of picture, spider looks very clear and has been captured very well.

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-09-21 12:51]

Hi Peter,
Excellent shot, with a very beatiful pose from the spider. Composition is great and exposure spot on.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-21 13:07]

Interesting shot of the Garden Cross Spider ready to speed along his line. Very nicely composed with great sharpness and beautiful colours.
Thanks, Ulla

Hallo Peter,
das ist ja super - diese riesige Spinne auf diesem dünnen Fädchen. Ist schon erstaunlich was deren Netze aushalten können.
Wunderbares Photo, ich mag die warmen Farben so sehr. Danke und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-09-21 13:40]

Hola Peter. Exelente macro. Muchos detalles se pueden observar en tu foto. Saludos

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-21 17:36]

Hi Peter

Indeed a very common spider all over the places, includin Tn, but a very uncommon picture :) What a nice pose you managed to catch it in:) Great work!
I love the sharp details, the nice colors and the perfect DOF.

Bravo and TFS

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-21 19:45]

Buena macro Peter, con un POV diferente, pero muy agradable.
Excelente agudeza que muestra los detalles de la araña.
El DOF es muy adecuado logrando no sólo el foco exacto, sino también un muy adecuado trasfondo.
Saludos... Ricardo

Good macro Peter, with a different, but very pleasant POV.
Excellent sharpness that shows the details of the spider.
DOF is very appropriate not only achieving the exact focus, but also a very appropriate background.
Greetings... Ricardo

Hello Peter,
Excellent close up. Perfect timing and techniques. Very well done and TFS.

Hi Batu, this is a beautiful epeire picture, i like the pov, the light, the sharpness and the smooth bg. Now the nitpicking minute, i feel like cloning out the red spot on the left ! :-)
Regards, Jerome.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-09-22 11:51]

Beautiful close-up for this well-known spider. I like the warm colors the nice pose of the Araneus on its tightrope. Sharpness and DOF are excellent.
Congratulations Peter and thanks for sharing.

Halo Peter !
Das ist ein wunderbares Bild von dieser Spinner, mit perfekte Details und schöne warme farben - sogar die kleinen Härchen sind scharf. Das Licht, die Komposition und der Hintergrund sind auch sehr schön. Vielen Danken,

Wow Peter! This is stunning shot of the spider performing his 'balancing act'!
Great detail, you managed to get a really decisive moment. Good DOF and OOF BG.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-10-18 15:47]

Cze¶æ Peter. ¦wietne makro. Kolory, ¶wiat³o i ostro¶æ OK.

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