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Noiseless, patient spider

Noiseless, patient spider
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Copyright: Angelina Deans (angybone) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1047 W: 14 N: 2372] (7684)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-17
Categories: Spiders
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Olympus Zuiko 40-150 f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-17 10:17
Viewed: 3742
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My darling Charlotte has moved to another limb but I feel sure it's here. She's growing so fast though. I think she enjoys having her photo taken.

I want to thank Doug, DB-Graphix, for all the help he's given me. I used the new program on this little guy! I just upped the contrast a tiny little bit...too much and it looks really weird! I wanted the spider web to be visible.

A Noiseless Patient Spider
Walt Whitman

A noiseless patient spider,
I marked where on a promontory it stood isolated,
Marked how to explore the vacant vast surrounding,
It launched forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself,
Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them.

And you O my soul where you stand,
Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space,
Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, seeking the spheres to connect them,
Till the bridge you will need be formed, till the ductile anchor hold,
Till the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere, O my soul.

gracious, go2stones, nglen, Evelynn, writerscrawlz, Jamesp, eqshannon, jaycee, jmirah, haraprasan, pankajbajpai, parthasarathi, Silke, oscarromulus, ppmiranda has marked this note useful
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Ah you got your little friend nicely in focus Angy, but you really should try stopping down the aperture a bit, even to 6.3 to get your lens a bit more within it's sweet spot. Too bad about the thicker webbing along the center as it hides the spider a bit and is a bit overexposed.
It would be interesting to experiment with different backgrounds placed behind the web such as different colours or patterns of cloth.

Hello Angy,
This is a good shot with perfect DOF, even the sharpness of the web can be clearly seen!
very beautiful of Charlotte with black and orange feets!
very well composed and well seen

I like the way you've shot this into the sky. It creates an interesting pattern that sort of compliments the web. Good sharp focus to reveal the web. Well done.

Interesting sentiments by Whitman.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-17 12:40]

Hi Angelina. A good shot of the spider. great colour legs its got. good detail. good to see the webb. a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS. usefull notes too.
Have a good weekend.

This is a nice shot of this large spider and web. I wonder if she knows you as well as you apparently know her? : )
It is a really nice sharp image.

Evelynn ; )

I love this shot of the spider because it is in focus. The center of the web is a tad thick to see her though, but she is beautiful. I also love the composition.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-17 13:47]

Hi Angelina

Great DOF and composition with great colour too.


I'm sending you best wishes in your hurricane leftovers...and even though I hate spiders, I love pics of them....better on print paper or monitor than on my back biting thank you.

Nice hidden colorings in the web.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-17 15:18]

Hi Angy,

Gee, Charlotte's Web and it took me a while to get it. What a thick web she weaves! I don't think I've ever seen and orange and black spider. Good shot.


hello angelina,
you are keeping a good track of this spider, spiders are always patient and thats why they are great hunters, nice pov, well composed shot, sharp image,
tfs & regards

Hi Angelina,
Great capture showing the web. Nice color but she does seem a little camera shy, hiding behind the web. My Orb Weaver gets bigger and bigger every day. Now I know why there are no hummingbirds around ;-) Anyway, a fine photo of Charlotte.


Hi Angelina,
A very nice poem. I think this fella needs to practice some cursive writing to improve its signature. :D Well a good spidy but not good in handwriting. Or else it might be a doctor. HA Ha
Very nicely captured

Thanks a lot for sharing.

Nice shot of "darling Charlotte" with colours and background. Your exposure helped to create a bit different visual.
( don't mind I didn't noticed that your name is Angelina. If possible please visit parthasarathi in TN.)

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-18 7:35]

Fascinating to see that wide patch that looks like a mended section here.
Superb colours and details

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-18 11:16]

Hi Angelina,
Wonderful shot of the spider with its web, gives a fine effect. Lovely colours and I like the way you have portrayed the web formations filling the frame. Excellent POV and a superb composition. Kudos.

Nothing like WW's poems. SWEET, SWEET, SWEET.!!!
Want to share my Brazilian friend's web: Paula Miranda.
This is also an AMAZING image you have registered.
Best regards from Canada.

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