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Hunter's Eye

Hunter's Eye
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-09
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-10 10:36
Viewed: 3027
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Among many other spiders I could observe two
- Pisaura mirabilis
- family: Pisauridae
at a forest edge. Both, in action. Unexpectedly, this specimen rested for a while on a conifer twig so that it was possible to take some pictures.
A lateral ocellus is nicely seen. In combination with a brown stripe below one gets the impression of a face.

The species likes sunny forest edges resting on large leafs of lower plants exposed to the sun. The species does not produce a net but 'strolls' through the vegetation watching out for prey. Often, as seen also on this picture, the first two legs are set in parallel.

- natural light (not bright enough for smaller aperture)
- ISO 200
- handheld

* Bellmann H. (1997) Kosmos-Atlas Spinnentiere Europas. - Franckh-Kosmos-Verlag, Stuttgart.
* Bellmann H. (1984) Spinnen: beobachte, bestimmen. - Neumann-Neudamm, Melsungen.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-04-10 10:47]

Hi Peter,
Superb macro. It seems like it is floating over those tentacles. Nice POV and DOF. The BG is so soothing. Very nicely composed and presented. Kudos.

Hi Peter,
A very clear image!
I like so much the sharpness got on the picture, details on the conifer are impressive, the same than in the insect.
I think you did it great with this POV to show this excellent view of the spider and in the well balanced composition got.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hola Peter,
Excelente macro en un posadero bonito y curioso, buenos detalles y preciosa composición. Un cordial saludo
José Ramón

Excellent macro shot, Peter.
Details and colours are really good.

Lange Beine auf langen Fingern, sieht abstrakt aus.
Hallo Peter, bin auch mal wieder da nach mehreren stressigen Wochen. Habe heute ein Zahn-Implantat bekommen und bin für den Rest der Woche außer Gefecht, reden nein - schreiben ok ... Also nutze ich die Chance und genieße die schönen Bilder hier.
Viele Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-10 11:46]

Hi Peter.
Very impressive macro shot. Nice low POV, amazing smooth passage from sharpness to weak blurriness. Terrific 3D-effect created by lighting, clear rich colours and DOF. Bravo and my compliments.

Hi Peter,
Very nice macro picture. I can see clearly how this spider walks on those tiny leaves. Very well done and well seen image.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-10 13:13]

very nice close up shot of this spider good POV and blurry with nice colours and details well done TFS

i know these guys from my garden! Full of pisauras on the leaves waiting for the prey or sunbathing and resting. Great side pov and those eyes can be seen very well.
Greetings Peter,

Wow Peter, very nice macro shot. You pulled a lot of depth here...excellant. Very detailed, excellant colors and POV. This is definately a beauty. TFS Lyndon

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-04-10 15:26]

Belle prise de vue bien nette.
Bonne journée.

Hi Peter,
Beautiful composition. it is a wonderful photo with lovely colors and class details.
Well done.TFS

Uma boa foto uma boa nitidez trabalho de macro bom meus parabéns.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-04-10 17:51]

hi Peter,
superbe image de cette araîgnée sur un support qui est particulièrement graphique. C'est très esthétique, lumineux et haut en couleurs.


Hello Peter,
Very nice shot of this Pisaura with a nice POV. I like very much the needles as substrate. It creates a nice composition with cylindrical spider legs.
Best greetings,

bonjour peter
je reviens sur celle-ci car la qualité est bien meilleur que sur mon araignée publiée hier,ceci dit l'araignée est peu etre de plus grande taille!
enfin je vous felicite.

Good macro, Peter!
Well composed.
Well exposed and good DOF.

Hello Peter.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.
Very good details.

Jose Luis.

Ganz TOLL die Bilder auch..
L.G. Ella

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