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Garden Spider

Garden Spider
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Copyright: David Robert (Dave) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: NikonD200, AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8 ED
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-09-21 22:05
Viewed: 6111
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There are many different types of garden spider, most of the time these spiders are found in the lawn or garden but can also be found within the home as well. Garden spiders include the following: meshweb spiders, crab spiders, running crab spiders, wolf spiders, nursery web spiders, comb-footed spiders, stretch spiders, orb-web spiders, sheet web spiders, dwarf spiders, sac spiders, and buzzing spiders. Most all of garden spiders are orb weaving, which basically means that they are known for their orb looking webs.

The most prominent time for a garden spider is during the fall. The main difference between the variations of the garden spider mostly has to do with their appearance and there are in fact quite a few similarities.
Garden Spiders

Garden Spider - Black and Yellow The garden spiders weave large flat webs suspended between plants, across paths, along window and door frames. They are generally found outdoors, although they may find their way indoors as fall progresses to winter. Some garden spiders tend to prefer wooded and shrubby areas, while others prefer sunny areas around houses and tall grasses. The Garden spider is actually most noted for spinning webs. source

I still don't have a positive ID on this spider.

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To eliz: Split the picture into seperate partsDave 2 09-24 01:40
To Adanac: ThanksDave 1 09-22 08:49
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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-09-22 0:55]
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nice perspective on this spider. but in think that max. resolution on this site is to small to see details on 2 images sticked like this.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-09-22 1:16]

Hi David,

A fine composition with showing both sides of the garden spider,colors are great and both pictures stand clearly out due to the black BG,tfs



Excellent detail shown of the subjecdt. I like the POV's as they display different details of the subject. The dark BG and DOF combined with good lighting make an excellent pic.

Hi Dave,
I'm so glad to see you here and bringing this high quality posting with both sides of this spider being sharp and naturally colored. Thank too for the great note. Hope to see you more often if your time allows.

Hi Dave,
Great to see you again. I hope all is well and that you are enjoying life to the fullest.
These are two wonderful photos where the details became even better with the fill flash. This is a pretty huge spider which I don't encounter in this part of the world. (or, its just me and I don't see them)
I love how the flash made the BG totally black and how it illuminated the web.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-09-22 19:24]

Great photos David,
I love being able to see both sides of the subject. Good clarity and nice coloration. I like your choice to use a flash.
Very informative notes!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-27 17:49]

Hello David, you did a great job on this one too, great shots of the spider, very sharp details and perfect exposure, well done my friend!


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