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on the edge - a juvenile

on the edge - a juvenile
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Copyright: Ersin UYANIK (eruyanik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 23 N: 1216] (5046)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A610
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Spiders of Turkey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-02 12:21
Viewed: 3775
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This one is an old friend to me, nursery web spider - pisaura mirabilis. It was on an ivy leaf, they generally prefer to walk on these ivy and netties at this time of the year. i think i saw one of them at summer of 2005 for the first time, this is because my interest on insects just started that times :-) After that i saw lots of them in the garden at the beginning of the spring of 2006. Now i saw theme still before the last snowy days. This nursery spiders and the red admirals (butterfly kind) are really tough guys. They can resist the cold weather, if any shiny day occurs, they are moving around.

Especially at the may, i saw their tiny spiderlings with guard of a mother. Lots of them i saw and curious about if all these ones live, my garden becomes a farm of spiders. i think that this one is one of the tiny spiderlings, getting bigger in a time and became a juvenile. Yeah, it is a middle weighted boxer:-)

i added the links below, if you want to see its growth.

A guarding mother

Close up to spiderlings

A mature one, cat killer

Hope you like it. On aperture priority mode with -2 exposure.

red45, Hil, RAP, jcoowanitwong, horia, pilonm has marked this note useful
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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-01-02 12:29]

Hello Ersin,
you show an impressive picture of the spider with a nice focus and great sharpness. Superb general composition.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-01-02 13:13]

Hi Ersin!

Very nice macro. Subject looks great with its eyes and hairs perfectly visible. Great composition on edge of leaf. I like colours also. All the best in 2007 my friend!

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-01-02 14:22]

Hi Ersin

Superb shot of this Spider, really nice composition and a great pose, the details are just perfect with great colours too. I pleased I haven't got Arachnophobia as this looks way too real.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-02 15:23]

Very crisp macro Ersin with amazing colors and lighting.

I like it a lot: composition, lighting, colors, POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, background, framing.

I like it: notes.

I don't like it: nothing to quarrel.

I like the small details and the perfect focus on the head.
Happy 2007!

Hi Ersin,
Perfect DoF, great sharpness, very fine details, and neat BG.
Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

Hello Ersin,
Excellent close up picture. Impressive details and sharpness. Great composition and exposure.
Very well done.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-03 4:14]

Hi Ersin

Another very good spider macro from you, MF!

I really like the way the eyes are very visible on this one, as well as the beautiful bright stripe from its back.
The details here are excellent and sharp and the natural colors wonderful.
Good lighting, nice POV and great DOF.
Bravo and TFS

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2007-01-03 9:26]

Hi Ersin,
Very sharp detail and excellent composition, helped in a way by the spider's pose, putting two legs exactly diagonally across the frame. Luminance of the BG is a bit distracting [IMMO] but all the same, you have an excellent shot.

Hello Ersin,
This is so nice to see a post from you :-) I liked to see those pictures in WS; what a great winter gestation. I have this doubt that you are actually taming spiders and I don't believe that you had snow in Turkey ;)

As usual, this is a very well documented and interesting post from you! I thank you for that and I wish you and your family the Best for this New Year :-)

Wow Ersin super composition detail ve focus, ellerine saglik slm Necip P. yarin.

Hi Ersin,
I have not seen you for a while my friend, how is your new job?
Great capture which is usual with you , the composition and the colors are amazing
Goutham R

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-01-08 6:02]

Selam Ersin,
Şahane renkler ve ayrıntılar. Elinize sağlık.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2007-01-08 10:15]

Hello Ersin,

First of all, let me wish you a wonderful new year 2007 healthy and full of peace, joy and nature!

Excellent picture of this spider... You know, looking at spider pictures is for me a kind of therapy... I prefer looking at your picture knowing that that beast is so far from my home :-) Good pov and dof...



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