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Room with View

Room with View
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-26
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Canon 58mm Close-up Lens 500D
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Movietitles [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-23 0:24
Viewed: 4199
Points: 62
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Room with View
Banded Garden Spider II
Argiope trifasciata

These spiders get their name for the way their hold their eight legs in pairs to form an X shape. The X is called the St.ndrew's cross because it is believed that the saint was martyred on a cross of this shape rather than the conventional + shape. Besides their standard orb-web, Argiope spiders build additional white opaque zig zag lines on their webs, called stabilimentum. Sometimes the zig-zag lines match their leg positions, which lead some people to suggest that this helps give the appearance of longer legs. Some spiders build a single vertical line, yet others a patch of zig zags in the centre of the web. No matter the design, the spider sits right smack in the middle. The bite of this spider is considered harmless or at most to cause a weak local reaction. Few bites have been recorded.
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Taken last August at Ste-Helene Island. The summer here is made wish. It lasts the time of a rose. We, photographers, are cherished to have some memories to share.
Thank you for looking.

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Hi Luc:

STUNNING picture that u posted today.. very well composed. Great DOF and POV.


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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-11-23 1:04]

Very Nice shot!!Liked the compostion and DOF is perfect.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-23 1:26]

Encore un beau cliché intéressant. En effet, je ne connaissais pas cette proche cousine de la courante Argiope Bruennichi. Je note qu'elle fait la même toile. Compliments et merci Luc.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-11-23 1:57]

Good macro. Sharp details. Good colour.

Hi Luc,
This is a beutiful spider.
The details are great, well coomposed and lovely colours.
I like the DOF too.
Great work, MYB.

Woow Luc!
It's great photo. Your spider is so pretty and so nice - I really like it.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-11-23 3:16]

Luc bonjour,bravo pour ce cliché d'Argiope avec sa toile et son zig zag. La composition est bonne et le vert BG fait bien resortir la bête. Félicitations Didier.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-11-23 3:25]

That is beautiful, Luc. The perspective is rather unique and I like it very much. Sharp details and stunning colors. Such a clear shot. Congratulations and TFS. : )

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-23 3:33]

Luc! A spider! A pretty spider too. Not my favourite insect at all. But it is attractive and looks good in his web. He's nice and sharp, actually it is a good photo, even if it is a spider :))))
Thank you MF

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-23 3:54]

Hi Luc!
My favourite spider! Great POV and colours. Green BG looks fantastic. I also like your new frame. Good work!

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-11-23 4:10]

Superb shot of this spider Luc. Perfect composition, nice colors and sharpness. Similar spider Argiope bruennichii was in my country rare, in last 15 years it was spread and on some areas is common now.

I cant remember you posting a spider, is this Luc?
Great POV, perspective, and composition. Nice to se the web too. Light is not your best, but great considering how difficult is this kind of back lights. Regards, Felipe.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-11-23 6:02]

Hello Luc,
Very nice capture with perfect POV . Superb sharpness and great details and colors TFS

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-11-23 7:27]

Great macro Luc!
Excellent note, very educational and appreciated.
Very nice!

Hi Luc,
A superb shot here. The colors and detail are stunning. The green OOF backround makes the spider stand out extremely well. It also shows all the web detail. Great work!

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-11-23 7:50]

Great macro, excellent colours, very good details and perfect background. I like it very much.
Good info. Very well done!
Regards, Krzysztof.

Hi Luc, that´s a very fine macro shot. Fantastic POV and perspective. Excellent details and good tones of colours. An excellent capture, very well done. Thanks for posting.

Hi Luc,

Excellent shot and well done on the composition. It should be frozen by now eh?


Hello Luc!

Nicely done on this great macro shot.

Superb details, colors, lighting, BG and POV.

Thank you for another fine posting.

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  • lukdm Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 7] (165)
  • [2005-11-23 11:58]

very nice done Luc

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-11-23 12:15]

:o) wauuu beautiful macro
well done :o)
TFS Libor

Excellent capture Luc,
A great looking spider, unusual and good POV. Details are nice and sharp.
Well composed and good framing.
Thanks for posting.

Excellent capture of this awesome arachnid Luc. Everything about this picture is perfect. :)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-11-23 13:56]

Hi Luc. Excellent macro, just excellent. Very sharp details and marvelous colors. You did well. Well done & TFS!


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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-11-23 21:54]

Hi luc.
Wonderful macro..is great !! colors ans composition excelent.
Congratulations Luc.

Very nice Luc, especially the DOF and sharpness. No noise either, did you use NI? Great composition and POV. Very well done.

Great work and an interesting note Luc..
Again, Thank You my friend!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-24 9:40]

Hello Luc!
Wonderful close up.Details are razorsharp and crisp clear.POV,colors,BG,lighting and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

This is absolutely fantastic Luc. Amazing sharpness and details - I can even see the hairs on her back. Great colours and perfect cpmposition. A real pleasure to look at.

Excellent close-up Luc! Cette araignée a de jolies couleurs et elle est bien mise en évidence grâce à votre arrière-plan flou. Belle profondeur de champ, bon point de vue et excellente netteté. Bravo!

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  • Rita Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 31 W: 18 N: 30] (116)
  • [2006-04-10 13:44]

How beautiful composition! Pretty colors and very good framing. I am not specialist, but I nitidamente understandin this photo such details

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