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Spider Man? No, it's Spider Mom!

Spider Man? No, it's Spider Mom!
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Copyright: Jason Ervin (ervinjn) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 7] (77)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-25
Categories: Spiders
Exposure: f/2.7
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-04-25 17:57
Viewed: 3431
Points: 2
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I was out for a walk when I noticed this one on the path. I am almost 100% positive this is a wolf spider. See this wikipedia image:
It's better than mine, but of course there are plenty of images of wolf spider's better than mine.
I was using my camera's "close-up" mode, which arranges all of the settings for you.
The light was low. No tripod. I lay down on the ground to try and steady my hand.

I was disturbing her and she kept moving.

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To Royaldevon: Thanks so much Bevervinjn 1 04-26 05:17
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Hello Jason,

What a great thing to see!
You must have been delighted!

It is a good shot of the spider and her charges but because you were so close to the ground its difficult to get a very narrow dof. The b/g is a little distracting.
I have done a w/s for you which I hope you will find useful.
Also, the composition is better if the focal image is a little less centrally placed.

I love your enthusiasm of lying on the ground to get the image. Terrific!

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

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