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Many Eyes

Many Eyes
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-03
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, Raynox DCR-250, Digital ISO-80, Kenko 58mm UV filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Abstract Nature, Angelina's Favorites - Part I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-19 1:33
Viewed: 4959
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 82
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I thought this looked like loads of staring eyes.
These droplets had formed on a spiders web.
There's not much to write about droplets so I hope you understand if this isn't much of a note!

I hope you like it!

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Hello Joe,

Very nice composition! Christmas soon :-)

I dunno, I see a lot of good droplets, never undermine them!! fabulous POV and contrast...superb image.

fantastic image.....really great spectacle...very abstract....modern...

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  • Norte Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 45] (184)
  • [2007-11-19 2:09]

Very decorative and the colors is vibrant and good.
TFS :)

Hi Joe

An eye-catching image :)

I assume the droplets were on a spiders web. Anyway, its very attractive, abstarct nature.
Well composed with very good DOF.


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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-11-19 3:56]

Hello Joe!
Interesting composition!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-19 4:32]

Hola Joe,
interesante macro y original pov,
bellos detalles y composición... saludos

Hi Joe,
An excellent abstract nature shot. its always interesting to see what the waterdrop has captured, this time it shows the OOF BG. I like the way the flash gives this twinkle in each drop eventhough it is slightly too bright. The Raynox gave you great details in the center of the photo but caused some loss on the edges, which is ofcourse obvious. I am sure that when you have your DSRL and macro lens, the result will be even more impressive.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-19 5:08]

Hello Joe,
First I thought you have an early Christmas this year. The light on the droplets is marvelous. Evenso the reflection in the droplets. Very good composition. Beautiful black/green BG.

C'est très joli ! Bravo.

This is our best experimental macro water shot. It reminds me of Holiday lighting...I would beyond a doubt print this one out and do a simple matt board with no colors and no frame. The use edge connectors with glass...voila'!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-11-19 6:32]

Hi Joe,
The sparkling droplets look beautiful. Colors and composition are very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Joe,
A dazzling array, great closeup work.
The flash has worked well to add those points of light on each & every drop Joe..You know like Maxwell House coffee..Good to the last drop ;-)
Well done mf.

tres jolie présentation, bonnenetteté des couleurs et bonne idée de composition, bien vu, merci a toi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-19 9:09]

fantastic shot..i think is perfect for a TN christmas card eheheheh..thanks for share,Luciano

Hi Joe,
An awesome capture of these water droplets.
This one is really good!
A great composition,with wonderful clarity and awesome colour.
Fantastic work.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-19 9:36]

Hello Joe,
Looks like you've already dressed your Christmas tree with golden balls! Water droplets on spider webs are a thankful subject! This is very beautiful, sharp and well composed.
Many thanks, Ulla

Very pretty, Joe, you know I love shots like this - and drops in a web are always wonderful, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Joe.
Wow! What a great capture. Beautifully photographed. Great DOF and beautiful colour. Very well seen.
Regards, Steve.

really cool shot, don't have any idea what it is before, but I can see the reflection of green branches inside the droplets, the contrast and deep of focus really marking up this presentation

Itried this the other week and it certainly works well. My one I used a tiffen star filter in photoshop to add the effect one stage more.
Love the shot and looks really impressive

Hi Joe, amazing composition, wonderful light and splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Joe,
Farout shot of the droplets on the web.
The patterned reflections seen in them are way cool and really catch the eye. Like little magnifiers.
Well done my freind

Hi Joe,

very beautiful multiplied effect of these drops on the web

Very well done!


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-11-19 16:55]

Hi Joey, this reminds me of a pearl necklage all mixed up... beautiful!


Hi Joe,
this photo is magic and so interesting as well.It looks like, in a way the graphical representation of atoms with the orbiting electrons within each of those water drops.A well seen and focused shot with good colour and detail make this a refreshing photo and a most welcome one.Thanks for sharing it. Bob

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2007-11-19 19:22]

This IS amazing! Colors, dof, etc but most of all the idea! pleasure to see such creativity!

Hi Joe,
A beautiful composition of these dew drops over spider web. Excellent details and DOF maintained. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-20 3:58]
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Great shot of these droplets, Joe!
They look like Christmas decorations! Good opportunity taken as they often occur on spiders webs.
great use of Flash to produce the right effect.
Well done and TFS!

I see from forum that you wish to better your equipment without too much expense.
I recommend a Canon 400D + sigma or tamron 300 mm lens: this covers most nature photography.at under £600

Hello Joe,
WoW!! What a beautiful jewels you present here!
So beautiful!!!
Outstanding details and fantastic colours with very nice composition.
This is very wonderful artistic photo I think.
Well presented and TFS,
Best wishes,

Hi Joe!

And there's not much to write as a critique: it's just superb! Like a dream, or an abstract painting. The colors and the composition are wonderful.

I like it very much!

Kind regards


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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-11-20 10:28]

Hello Joe ,Fantastic shot , very apart ,great sharpnes colours, beautiful I like it ,Greetings Teunie .

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-11-20 15:05]

salut Joe
superbe idée que d'avoir isolé ces gouttes d'eau de la toile d'araîgnée. Beau travail artistique et résultat correct. L'éclat et la couleurs sont là, le bg méritait un petit travail de lissage.


Oh wow!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-20 19:54]

Hi Joe,
Just marking this wonderful post from you and will come back later with a proper critique. Sorry, on the sick list.

Hi Joe,

Brilliant shot, very well seen!! Nature's very own fairy lights - the flash just added some sparkle to them too.
TFS, Doug

MAgnifique impresionnant et original, une grande réussite.

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2007-11-25 6:50]

WOW!Fantastic result of your perfect work. Superb!
Regards Rose

Hello Joe,
SIMPLY AMAZING to see lot of details in these droplets!!!
Light, colours and BG are fantastic.
A GREAT SHOT and a great idea to present this for our eyes!
Best regards,


It is a very beautiful macro work.
The effect is great and distribution of multiple subjects in the frame lovely.
Beautiful work, thanks.

Excellent !

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