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Zebra Spider *For Haraprasan*

Zebra Spider *For Haraprasan*
Photo Information
Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-08
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro + 1.4x Converter, Digital ISO-200, Kood 72mm UV filter
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Jumping spiders (Salticidae) of the world, Haraprasan's Favs, Dedications at Trek Nature part Four [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-23 1:42
Viewed: 5618
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This one is for Haraprasan for all his excellent macros, really useful critiques and also for his nice dedication to me :-)

There were loads of these Zebra Spiders yesterday as a result of a beautiful sunny day. I took a trip to my local lake where I found many, many critters including 5 different species of butterfly (Large White, Brimstone, Orange Tip, Comma and Peacock) and the highlights: A pair of Kestrels and an Alderfly laying eggs :-)

This Zebra Spider shot was taken in early April on another sunny day.

I hope you like it!

aes_thor, haraprasan, Maite, matatur, Proframe, NinaM, boreocypriensis, eqshannon, jaycee, pekkavalo1, SelenE, gannu, Adanac, hester has marked this note useful
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To boreocypriensis: turantula!joey 2 04-24 03:39
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Hi Joe!
Great, detailed picture! Very good colours, interesting spider. Well done!

Hi Joe,
WOW! for me. Thank you very much for this beautiful frontal POV capture of this beautiful zebra spider. Excellent DOF which is not easy to maintain. Excellent composition and superb details. Thanks a lot for this beautiful dedication to me.

Best wishes

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-04-23 3:30]

UAA!! What a scare!! With those big eyes and those hairy mandibles so sharp and clean looking at me...! Wow! Magnificent macro with a great focus, DOF and composition, Joe.
Thank you very much for sharing.

Surely Harparasan will love this dedication Joe, such an excellent frontal capture of a minute spider in fine focus and detail, my friend. I believe it is one of those jumping spiders, as the huge eyes indicate. Thank you for sharing this beauty Joe.

Hi Joe,

It scares me, it scares me not, it scares me............and therefore I don't like it at all..................lol!!!
Serious now: It's a wonderful close-up macro with great focus on the eyes and wonderful details.
Just love shots like these.
Very well done mate. TFS!!!

Cheers, Harry

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-04-23 4:43]

Hello Joey, where was it standing, this red ocre ground is real nice as a background for your little monster! You are now taking pictures face to face with spiders, really outstanding! It's asif it's looking like through the lens into our eyes, incredible. Thank you!


Hi my friend Owlmann, now I think spiderman :) Joe,
Although I have bit arachnofobia I follow your spider captures! During this trip I also photographed some interesting spiders and tarantula :-).

Bel angle de vue et excellente impression tridimensionnelle.
Bonne journée.

Nice focus of its eyes, i like the reflection point from the eyes.
Best regards,

No comment......it's a spider...and I already gave you my hat yesterday.Whaddya want? The shirt off my back?:-) You're truly good at macro even if the subject gives me nightmares...Good show!Couleurs très bonnes, araignée intéressante.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-23 9:34]

Hi Joe,

Wonderful macro of this spider who seems to be wearing sunglasses! Those eyes are amazing. Fantastic head on pov. I love the hairs standing up on the top of his head. Your usual excellent details and textures. He's kind of scary looking.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-23 9:38]

Hi Joe,nothing to say,this macro is perfect under allc roners of view,and the details of the eyes are very very impressive,i dream to take a pic like that one day..ehehe..my best compliments,Luciano

this is a very contrasty photo, you have great focus on the eyes and nice catch light in the eyes, but I almost think I would like to see a little great DOF, but that is just my opinion and taste

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-23 10:02]

hello Joe
wonderful close-up working on this cute spider
i like POV, DOF, light, colours and details

Hi Joe, an other splendid capture of amazing spider, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • el7262 (36)
  • [2008-04-23 11:26]

bonjour Joey,

Très belle photo de cette araignée. Profondeur de champ, couleurs et netteté des détails au top.


Hi Joe,

Another one from your DR Who series, this one has at least four eyes and beautiful hairy front legs to strangle all humans that confront him. Again, impressive macro with good DOF, POV, composition, lighting and sharpness of details. Great work.


Best wishes


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-23 22:42]

Hi Joe

Looks like you had a productive day. Wnderful macro - excellent eye contact(all of them) and great detail.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-23 23:55]

Hi Joe,
A very nice close-up portrait :o) Focus, sharpness, colors, composition and the eyes staring at us look lovely. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-24 4:11]

Hello Joey,
what a fantastic shot. Looks like wearing googles and having a lens in the eyes. Lovely view and superb composition friend. Ganesh

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-24 9:15]

Hi Joe,
Outstanding close-up portrait shot with such amazing sharpness and clear details. Superb lighting and exposure levels and those 'headlight' eyes look fabulous. Very skillfully done. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-04-24 16:12]

Hello Joe,
Superb macro with great eyes contact. I marvel at your work fine sir. Thank you for sharing.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-04-26 12:38]

Hi Joe

These look so cute with their big eyes. I love the (multiple) eye contact and the POV. Great DOF and sharpness.



Nice shot. Great shrpness and details.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2008-08-19 22:38]

nice portrait! well done. tfs

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