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Araneus diadematus

Araneus diadematus
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Copyright: Peter Gombar (gpepp) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 26] (97)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot A60
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-03-14 3:36
Viewed: 4598
Points: 13
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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 most commonly called in England the 'garden spider', it is also known as the cross spider. 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.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-14 5:47]

Hi Peter!Your shot is a little bit soft but has a very good composition...Thanks for sharing

Great post Peter. You've really captured the translucency of this spider,although you could probably afford to lower the light levels marginally,and possibly sharpen a little too.
If I may,I'd like to try a wee workshop to give you an idea of what I mean....I'll post it soon.
Cheers, Steve.

Nice catch Peter! I like spiders and yours is beautiful. In Polish it is called Krzyzak [=Teutonic Knight - name taken from cross which knights of Teutonic Order have got on theirs cloaks]. Breat colours and details.
I've made workshop with another POV.

Needs a little adjustment in levels and a touch of USM to really make it stand out, a fine effort though Peter.

Very nice specimen to see, Peter! It's just great that you show us. I like Steve's (LordPotty) WS. TFS

Technical quality:**
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Nice shot, it would need a bit more contrast and saturation.
Well done.

A little bit out of focus, but the composition is nice.

splendide ... belle lumière vraiment un tout grand BRAVO

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