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Minty spider
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-10
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Exposure: f/8, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pisauridaes (Nurseryweb spiders)., 40 points or more (Chapter 5). [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-10 16:37
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
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Pisaura mirabilis (nuersery web spider)

I have already posted this same one in a Large Post HERE, playing with a Palomena prasina.

A lot of things has been already said about this specie here in TN.
Lately, I have posted a pair of poems with my images, and I wondered if someone had a poem about this insect. I was convinced that it would be very rare, not only that the poem existed, but that I would find it in the net.

YES!!! I made a search and there it was... incredible but true :D

Hope you like!

"Pisaura mirabilis"

Her first labour: making a globe
For the price of a silk-wrapped fly.

Her second, to trundle with it
Over meadow and furrow,
Grass-stem and straw.

Her third, to build for it
A firmament, and hang it there.

Her fourth, to watch, and wait
And guard, a goddess waning.

Her fifth, to tear apart the stars
And set her angels free.

And last, to be no more their world.
Their tabernacle the sky."

F8 - 1/25 - Handheld - Aperture priority

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Very good macro shot with excelent details and very good DOF, I like the contrast between the spider to the whole frame.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-05-10 16:55]
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Fantastic macro. The contrasts, details and colours and just perfect. Did he eat the bit of leaf ?
Well done. Toni

Halo Felipe!
Superb macro shot. Great green leaf and just wonderful spider. Congrats!

Such a sharp image Felipe,
Excellent detail and colour. Nice job with the exposure.
Really well captured, interesting notes.
Thanks for posting

An amazing photo, Felipe. Well composed with great detail, POV, and color. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Also good poem.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-05-10 17:34]

Excellent capture Felipe,you have steady hands at 1/25 !
Very sharp and detailed with great DOF.
A great note too and well done on finding the poem!
Great work,well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-10 19:59]

Whoa, Felipe! This is a perfect macro. Excellent on all counts. congratulations on an exquisite shot!

Great close-up, Felipe.
Very good DOF, details, well composed and nice colours.
Great work,

Very nice shot, good POV and details. Thanx for the ID I have one I'll post later.
Well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-11 3:47]

Waouh ! Très belle et intéressante composition macro-photographique bien réalisée pour cette superbe araignée. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté grâce à la profondeur de champ bien maitrisée.
Wonderful & Very Well Done !!!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-11 3:51]

What wonderful, saturated colors you have in this photo Felipe. It's great to get such a clear image handheld at 1/25.
Very good composed too.
Very well done.
Funny poem:)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-11 4:17]

Ha ha, great poem and great link Felipe! I don't know how did you take this photo - 1/25, handheld and shy spider? Unbelivable! Great job - detailed and sharp, excellent subject, BG made by fresh green leaf is superb.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-11 6:12]

Very good shot of this spider, good POV and details. All these postings of spiders are making me look at them with special eyes Felipe! They are NOT my favourite insect, but I have to say you have a good photo here.
And I love the poem too, thank you.

Very great macro Felipe for 1/25 without tripod
in a friendly way Christophe

Felipe, Excellent details and clarity - great colors, nice shade of green here. It has been a long while and I can't remember when I've read a poem concerning the spider..quite good actually, Thanx!!

Fancy finding a poem about this spider on the net. Nice touch.

Well composed and nice colours.

Fantastic shot. Well detailed and I can almost feel the velvety hair of the spider!

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-05-11 13:41]

Great DOF of spider... great details, beautiful colors... and a very nice composition Felipe... I like it so much.. congrats.. TFS...

Hola Felipe!
Very sharp all over, plus attractive colors. The clean framing is also a very good contribution to the whole impression. Very good light enhancing the contours on the leaf.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-05-12 10:08]

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: more than complete. A poem is more than a note to my mind.
Thank you friend Felipe. Do not feel obliged to eat your subject ;-)

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-29 10:02]

Hello Felipe, I missed this (like so many lately) lovely shot of P. mirabilis - great POV and good colours and details. Thanks for sharing.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-23 13:59]

Volviendo a tu portfolio amigo mío... tengo el gusto de observar esta macro con tanta nitidez y buen POV.
He intentado muchas veces la captura de imágenes de estos arácnidos sin encontrar un resultado como este en ninguna de ellas.
Me encanta el color de las hojas y sus pequeños filamentos, que dan una idea del tamaño de la protagonista.
El F8 de tu vieja Sony (ya tuviste alguna novedad de ella?) ha permitido captar en foco la totalidad del cuerpo.
Otra excelente muestra de tu pasión.
Saludos para ambos... Ricardo

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