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Spider on a Cyclamen

Spider on a Cyclamen
Photo Information
Copyright: David White (dkaved) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-13
Categories: Insects, Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70S, Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/22, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Crab/Grab Spiders [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-17 14:38
Viewed: 3470
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The small patch of forest down from my house is now in full bloom and the insects are starting to become more abundant.I happened to notice this little chap on a Persian Cyclamen but sadly I don't know its species (think its fairly common).Its no larger than a centimeter across.

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Hi David,
Good macro; nice colours and sharpness.
Good compo.
DOF is at the edge?
Nice signature
Overall very well done

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-17 15:46]

Hi David,
Excellent exposure, details of this tiny spider. You've got a great approach.
TFS, José M.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-17 17:00]

Magnífica Macro y bello trabajo, original disparo... Saludos David

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-01-17 21:49]

Hola David:
Muy interesante esta captura. Lindos colores y buenos detalles, como asì tambièn el foco y el encuadre.

Hi David,
Superb macro-shot.
Great sharpness and very nice details.
Perfect DoF.

Ben Lakitan

Hi David,
Nice close-up. I believe the common name for this spider is 'Crab Spider'. Well exposed and color saturation. Well done and TFS.

Hi Dave,
I love the way the spider emerges from the Cyclamen.
Seeing these cratures up close makes me happy they do not grow as big as us !!
Excellent capture and TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-18 12:40]

Hello David,
gorgeous shot with beautiful colors and excellent DOF. I like the way the spider is enbeded in the flower. POV, sharpness and details are excellent.

Ciao David, wonderful macro, great details, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-19 22:27]

Hello David

A very good macro of this spider.Well focused with sharp detail and well saturated colours.Good POV and DOF.A beautiful blurred BG.TFS


Hello David,
This is a very sharp and well composed macro of this beautiful spider. I like this lightning and composition a lot. This BG suits your subject perfectly. This is very well done! Thanks,

Shaloom David,

I think this may be a flowerspider, also known as crabspider.
I have included it with some other crabspiders. Have a look if they look "related".

The colour of the cyclamen is soft and delicious and provides a beautiful background for these arachnids.

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