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Playing Footsie
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-01
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Spider, Araneae (Spiders) II, 50-60 points chapter 3, 40-49 Points (Chapter 5) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-10 15:52
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one of Polish most beautifull spiders - Aculepeira ceropegia. In Polish it is called Kolosz Wielobarwny, in English sometimes known as Oak Spider [Monika wrote about it some time ago]. I used Google, looked for more info about this creature and you know what? Nothing :-) There wasn't any good article about it in English. Slightly surprising ;-) The only one I found was about some kind of RPG game with Oak Spiders as part of Elven army ;-)

I'm slightly tired now [we returned from our little trip to Jura area] so enough talk ;-)

Kaszek, PDP, marhowie, mogens-j, Fisher, chiliu, scottevers7, Signal-Womb, puffy, dew77, Comandante, sAner, honza, TAZ, liquidsunshine, wallhalla15, Andrieux has marked this note useful
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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-10 16:02]

Hello Greg, I think this is Aculepeira ceropegia and we don't get this spider in the UK, with the exception of several recordings from Chepstow in 1853! Nice shot, good details and a nice composition. I like the title too.

Well done.

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2005-07-10 16:03]

Sliczniutka bestia ;) Wyglada jakby sie szykowal do skoku. Zdjecie ostre (wloski na grzbiecie), ladne kolory.

Beautiful capture. Whether I'll call the critter itself beautiful, well.. Good sharpness, DOF and light, nicely oof bg.

Superbe photo !
Très bien composée pour cette belle araignée.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-10 16:56]
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Pretty Spider Greg! I like its patterns and colours. Good focus too. Well done.
And the weekend went well for you? You had a good time I hope.

Hello Greg, welcome back! Cute title, I like it. Great details and colors in your well composed shot. Well done!

Nice and clear shot Greg. Excellent sharpness with very good details of this beautiful spider.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-07-10 17:46]

Super capture and well done on the composition and details.
Excellent work Greg.


Hi Greg,
That is a superb capture. The composition and framing are excellent. Your colors, and OOF backround are beautiful. Very sharp, and very well done.

Very fine macro capture Greg, nice detail and colour. Great looking spider, well done.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-07-11 1:41]

Umm... don't know about beautiful.. :P I thought it look a bit older, maybe pretty when she is young.:P

Great shot Greg, excellent composition, DOF, clarity and details! Very well done my friend, thanks for sharing

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-11 2:41]

Hello Greg!
Wonderful close up.Clear details,sharpness,DOF,POV and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

Hello Greg!
Perfect capture.Colors,BG,sharpness,details and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Just beautiful :-)

Hi Greg!
Very good close-up!
Very sharp image, clear details, perfect composed.
Nice shot!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-11 6:16]

Great Capture Greg. I especially like the great BG and the sharp details. Exposure is spot on and the composition is very good. Well done & TFS!


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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-07-11 6:47]

Nice shot Greg. Perfect composition, details and colors too.

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  • ToM (59)
  • [2005-07-11 7:05]

Hey Greg,
I'm always amazed by the macro function of small cameras !!
Thisss isss beautiful ! nice colours and details.

Hi Grzegorz
The image is beautiful, no doubt about it, but the spider makes me shudder.. ;-)
The details are incredible and the DOF is perfect. Very well done !

Great shot Greg,
Well composed, good detail, colours and sharpness.
Nicely captured, good POV and DOF.
Thanks for posting

Nice shot Greg, good macro, I like the details, sharpness and DOF. Good work! Thanks for sharing

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-11 15:15]

Grzegorz, it's a colorful and great shot.

Excellent composition and pov.

I like the bg too.

Well done.

Your cam always did good macros, but lately it is incredible. some new lens?, a new book in postprocessing technique?
Look at the detail of the pattern, contour (DOF), light, and size od subject! Grear work, superb, I should say. Regards.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-12 3:32]

Beautiful and interesting macro for this Spider ! She wasn't happy to see you ;-) Composition, colors, details and sharpness are very good ! Thanks for sharing Greg.

Wow, amazing one.
Very sharp details...

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