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Field spider

Field spider
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Copyright: Pablo Necochea (pabloneco) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 18] (54)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-07
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 28-135mm 3.5-5.6 IF Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-07 19:32
Viewed: 3872
Points: 2
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I'm afraid I don't know the species of this spider. I shot it in a milpa near Comitan. We were visiting a farm where they were planting trees between the field of corn in an effort to do ecosystem restoration in agricultural areas. After two or three periods, agricultural land in CHiapas is generally abandoned and left alone in order for it to naturally recover. However, due to its high population density, the land is not being left alone for long enough. These experiments aim to understand the regeneration process and see how it can be sped up so the soil doesn't deteriorate further.

I'm afraid arachnids are a big Question Mark for me, so if anyone knows what family this one belongs to, I'd be interested to know. Spiders have always interested me, but there aren't many people who study them here in Chile, so there isn't a lot of information or people to work with that can teach you.

AS for processing, I cropped this shot a bit, added some contrast, and sharpened it.

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  • Proframe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 549 W: 183 N: 1069] (4096)
  • [2007-06-07 19:43]

Can't help you with the species Pablo. Sorry for that.
Composition is very good and the green color tones are lovely, but what I like most in this image is the shadow of the spider on the leaf.
The in focus part does show very nice details, but in my opinion you did use a to large aperture.
With the F8.0 you did use there is not enough depth of field to get all of the spider in sharp focus and that's pity.
If you go for a shot like this again and you do have enough light, you better put aperture setting on F11 ore even F16 to get more depth of field.
Very nice image anyway. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards and have a nice weekend, Harry

Hola Pablo.
Conseguiste una composición muy bonita con el efecto tunel de la hoja y el sujeto justo en el medio haciendo equilibrios. Buenos colores, iluminación suave y elegante, aunque quizas un pelín más intensa, mostraría más detalles... cuestión de gustos en realidad.
Yo diría que es una Peucetia viridans, una de mis favoritas entre las que restrata nuestro amigo Howard como puedes observar AQUI.
Gracias por tu comentario constructivo en mi foto, aprecio mucho la sinceridad.
Mi sincera bienvenida a TN, salu2.

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