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Cicada party

Cicada party
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Copyright: Mark Galea (magal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-23
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Spider [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-26 4:01
Viewed: 4324
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Everyone - It feels just great to be back!!!! After a very busy two months with very little time for TN, I can again post a few of the shots I managed to capture during the period I've been away.
I returned to prowl my patch and came across quite a few of this huge spider [never seen before]. I guess their appearance has to do with the seasonal emergence of the cicadas. One fell victim to this spider, giving me the opportunity to take this shot. I had to stretch out in the undergrowth and take the shot freehand, facing up - hope you like the results


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Hello Mark, great close and a good moment captured.
Colors and details are true.
Well done.

Great macro Mark. Great composition with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. Well done. Thank you for posting.

Hello Mark!
Welcome back, it's nice to see your post again and this one is really great. Beautiful hunter and prey, sky as a bg is beautiful too! Superb post!

Hello Mark,
Welcome back. It is great to see your lovely picture. This is excellent macro. Perfect pov, dof, and composition. Sharp and crisp clear. Well done and TFS.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-27 10:44]

Hi Mark

Superb macro, the detail is lovely and sharp with wonderful colours. The POV is great as the Spider stands out so well against the Blue Sky BG.

Regards Hilary :)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-27 17:25]

Hello Mark,
Fantastic close up with an excellent DOF.
Awesome image with excellent sharpness and great detail.
Nice seeing you back on TN.

Hej Mark!
Sadzac po sieci jest to odmiana pajaka tygrzyka chyba /Argiope lobata/. Ja nie widzialam w moim regionie takiego, natomiast spotkalam Argiope bruennichi.
Piekny kadr!
Ciekawy moment!
Dobre kolory!
Super ostrosc!
Gratuluje i pozdrawiam - Roma

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-08-28 8:01]

Hi Mark.
You have done a very expressive and colourful shot. The captured scene is excellent. Colour of BG is amazing. Sharpness and details of insects are perfect. I like the impressive composition of your picture. Very well done and TFS.

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