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St Andrews Cross

St Andrews Cross
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Copyright: Jeanne XX (Taralee) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 35] (217)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-07
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 7600
Exposure: f/4.8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-27 15:21
Viewed: 4300
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We have quite a few of these spiders in our garden, I decided to try a night time shot.

The photo has been cropped, sharpened and reduced in size for posting.

"St Andrew's Cross Spiders are named for their bright web decorations - zig-zag ribbons of bluish-white silk that form a full or partial cross through the centre of the orb web. Females have a silvery carapace and a silver, yellow, red and black banded upper abdomen with two longitudinal yellow stripes below. The spider sits with the legs in pairs. The brown and cream coloured males are smaller than females (body lengths 3 - 4 mm and 10 - 16 mm respectively)."

Ref: http://www.austmus.gov.au/factsheets/st_andrews_cross.htm

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Hi Jeanne,
I have visited your nice portfolio and I saw many great posts from Australian fantastic nature. This is one of them. This species is also similar to Argiope bruennichi here, with zig-zag decorated web. But I looked at web and I found two species; Argiope keyserlingi and A. aetherea with English name you gave.
You captured it with a great POV and sharp details. Nicely composed and framed. Thanks for sharing and visiting my posts.
best wishes

Hi Jeanne,
Very good POV, excellent pic.
TFS. Regards. Ferran

Hello Jeanne

A wonderful capture,the night time idea was brilliant.
I really like the POV and the way you composed this image.
Excellent focus and detail,the spider appears weightless on her web.
Lovely light and contrast.


  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-27 23:18]
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Hello Jeanne,
I really like the low POV of this Spider! Very good use of the flash and a fine composition too. Excellent details and good colours and I like the background that really makes it stand out. Well done!
Many thanks, Ulla

hi Jeanne

Good sharp detail and use of flash for this nice macro work. The spider looks very well placed between the dark BG and the surface.

The exposure is good for the bright body. Your choice of f/4.8 works very well for the bokeh. Good work.

tfs, bill

hello Jeanne
Interesting POV this of this spider, from the front. Excellent sharpnessAnd BG
TFS Jacqueline

Ciao Jeanne, great capture of fantastic spider, good light, fascinating blurry BG, fine details and wonderful sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Jeanne,

Excellent work.
Beautiful colours with great details.
Light,focus and sharpness are fantastic.
Good notes.

Hi Jeanne,

Good capture of this spider with an exellent pov.
Beautiful colours.
I have never been seen a nightshot from a spider.


Exelente foto um trabalho de macro espetacular parabéns por esta imagem.

Hi Jeanne
Good sharp detail and Nice composition
And nice macrography
Happy new year 2009!
-- SADEGH --


this is a wonderful image - congratulations. I love the perspective - what a great idea.
Not such a nice perspective for any unsuspecting prey :)



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