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Morning snack

Morning snack
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Copyright: Mike Muizebelt (Mousehill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 64 N: 183] (754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax *ist DS, Pentax FA* 200/4.0 macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-09-27 19:24
Viewed: 4134
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm lately very much into close-up macro photography and would like to tell you all more about the species of spider that is shown in this photo. The only thing I can tell about it that it's living near the water and I found it just after it ate it's last victim.
You can still see the wing of it's breakfast potruding from the mouth.

I can elaborate on the photo though.
This photo was taken early in the morning. I'm using my 200mm macro lens and I love the extra working space it gives in comparison to my 100mm macro. Fill flash was used from the side from the AF400T flash mounted to the side. In post processing I cropped a bit to get a better framing in the image and used a tiny little bit of adjustment in contrast and saturation. Slight USM for web viewing. Colours do look a bit flat, but this is to my recollection the best reproduction of the actual situation.
Best regards,

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-09-27 21:04]

HI Mike,
Nice shot.
Great details. His legs look very spiky.
Nice macro work

Very good macro, Mike.
Very good details, colours and POV. The DOF is good for the use of a 200mm macro. Welcome to the world of shallow DOF;-))
Only nit IMO, little to tight to the right.
Very well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-09-28 1:58]

Wow ! What a superb and interesting spider that you have well captured ! I like very much this good quality composition well managed.
Congratulations Mike and thanks for sharing.

Very good macro. Good DOF and POV. Great sharpness with good detail. Well done.

Nice shot Mike, good macro. I like the details, sharpness and DOF. Good work! Thanks for sharing.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-09-28 10:39]

Mike, I have a similar shot, but your picture is much better.

Great composition and colors. I like sharpness and dof too. Great use of flash.

A great moment deserves a great picture. You did it.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-09-29 7:05]

great shot. very nice details. good dof and colours. tfs

Excellent capture of this insect eating! I like your composition and light. Sharpness and POV are great. Nice background.
Very well done and TFS!

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  • pat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 125] (414)
  • [2005-10-01 12:49]

Beautiful composition with nice details and great colours, excellent flashwork. Nice framing with its hind leg sticking up to the right corner of the picture. I wonder if it could be Tetragnatha (pinicola?)?
TFS, Patrick

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-10-04 6:21]

Fantastyczna fotka, dobra ostrość i swietna kompozycja. Super !!!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-27 14:19]

Hello Mike, this spider is a Tetragnatha sp. I'm sorry I can't give you an exact species match as these are sometimes a little tricky (for me).

Anyway, nice capture. I like the composition and it's a nice view of it having a spot of lunch. Well done.

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