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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-05
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO, Kenko Pro 300 2x Teleconverter
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/13 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-30 3:22
Viewed: 3334
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Friends, meet Lola :)
This was the jumping spider that we found at my girlfriend's mountain chalet, resting nicely on a window frame. We named it Lola since "she" looked very beautiful, with "her" long eye-lashes and cute eyes :)

This is no studio shot. She just jumped on one of those white plastic garden chairs and that's why everything else is white in the frame.

Hope you'll like it and thanks for visiting.

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 150mm f/2/8 Macro
Focal Length: 150mm
Teleconverter: Kenko 2X Teleplus Pro 300 DG
Shutter Speed: 1/13 sec.
Metering Mode: Evaluative metering
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/14
ISO: 400
Flash: Yes
Support: tripod
TOD: about 3 PM
Weather conditions: cloudy

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Hi Horia

Very cute image of this jumping spider, superb macro. Good focus on the eyes. Excellent composition, sharpness and details.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-09-30 5:40]

Excellent portrait of this cute little beauty, usually they are very shy and its pleasure to see here it posing for you. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-30 7:12]

Hello Horia,
Lola has that 'come-to-me' look in this excellent frontal POV macro of this jumping spider.
The technical aspects are excellent with fine sharpness, DOF and great light management of the white plastic BG.
Thanks and all the best,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-09-30 7:48]

Ce creatura fioroasa!
Excelenta captuta, detalii deosebit de clare,culori naturale.

hello Horia
super sharpness picture with very good details and nice colours
great shot
greeting lou

Where did this shot come from, mate?
Lola's really cool!
An awesome shot!

Waw...un paianjen extrem de fioros!!!
Ce de ochii are...
Felicitari, si eu imi doresc asa ceva!

Buna Horia.
excelenta realizare, teleconverterul si-a facut bine treaba, scotand in evidenta maximum de detalii cu o lumina foarte buna si culori deosebite.

Hello Horia,
What a beauty! She is posing like a star. Excellent capture, with a good DOF and sharpness. TFS,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-10-01 7:25]

Hello Horia

A superb capure - publication quality - the white BG is excellent. Great detail and eye contact.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-01 7:28]

Hello Horia,
Very beautiful and impressive photo. The blue eyes are amazing. Excellent sharpness and details. Beautiful contrast against the white of the garden chair.

Dear Horia,
I am trawling the site for my theme "Animal Behaviour" and found your portrait of "Lola".

Jumping spiders are really fascinating, as Safety comes first: before leaping to intercept a passing fl y, they secure themselves to a leaf with a sturdy line of silk to avoid a fall.

Some appear to hunt by stalking, others lie in wait, but all capture their meals with lightening leaps which can exceed 20 times their own body length.

Their 8 tubular eyes obviously help the all-round vision...

I like very much the way you controlled tightly the depth of field, thus emphasising the eyes!

A perfect Jumping Spider - perfectly presented!

Best Wishes for 2010
and I am looking forward to see more photos from you, when you are able to get away from your studies...

Kind regards

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