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Black & Yellow Spider

Black & Yellow Spider
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Copyright: Gaj Balasubramaniam (rubic_cube) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 11] (51)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II, Calumet 72mm CPL Multi-coated
Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-20 7:26
Viewed: 3066
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The spider species Argiope aurantia is commonly known as the Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Writing Spider, or Corn Spider. It is common to the lower 48 of the United States, Hawaii, southern Canada, Mexico, and Central America. They have distinctive yellow and black markings on their abdomens and a mostly white cephalothorax. Males range from .2 to .35 inches (59 mm); females from .75 to 1.1 inches (1928 mm). Like other members of Argiope they are considered harmless to humans.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiope_aurantia

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To pilonm: Thanks for the comments.rubic_cube 1 07-20 13:43
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Hello Gaj,

This Argiope is really impressing. You managed well the exposition but I would have tried to shrink the DOF by having the spider perfectly perpendicular to me and then by increasing the aperture (in order to get a bg more blurred).



Gaj, this is a great shot of this Orb Weaver. Excellent shot. Thanks so much for your comments on my Cicada, I appreciate it very much.

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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2011-07-23 22:59]

Hi Gaj,
Interesting image well captured and presented.You have brought out its unique markings and colouration well.

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