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Sexual dimorphism (my 200th pic)

Sexual dimorphism (my 200th pic)
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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-27
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon Powershot A530
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Noah's Ark [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-27 15:38
Viewed: 4313
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
A couple of Argyope sp spiders. The female is the big at left and male the tiny one at right, with 1 cm size, including legs. Illumination is not the best and web was in a very grasped land.
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Hello Hernan it's a great find both spiders together and its composed well fine dof, nice detail and the light isn't too bad fill flash might helped tfs rgds Necip.

Hi Hernan,
Nice composed pose of these spiders. I agree with your remark about the illumination, but you showed us a very original scenery.
Well done,
Regards, Ruud

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-02-27 16:35]

Hello Hernan,
thank you for your continuous contributions to TN and for your actual 200th post showing a well-focused picture of this un-equal spider couple. Please, go on increasing the biodiversity at TN.
Best wishes, Peter

WOW Hernan
This female spider looks huge compared to it's smaller male friend. The detail of her body came out well. The lighting is not to harsh. WELL DONE
Cheers and here to your next 200 posts.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-27 17:06]

Antes de nada muchas felicidades por estas 200 fotos, cuantas horas para conseguir una buena toma??
Bella macro, realmente esta pareja es original, buenos detalles y excelente trabajo, muchos saludos Hernán.

Bonjour Hernan
C'est une image très réussie (cadrage, netteté, détails et couleurs) mais en plus très instructive : c'est rare d'observer cette proximité. Magnifique et bravo pour l'ensemble de ta galerie.

Congrats Hernan..
Great macro shot and thanks for all your contributions.
Well done & TFS.

Hi Hernan,
congrats on your 200th post.
A very nice picture with good DOF the spider is well seen against the BG.
Well done.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-02-28 2:18]
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Hello Hernan,

Congratulations with your 200th post. Not one spider but two spiders on one picture, excellent detailed picture, the clarity and sharpness are superb! Very well done!


Hello Hernan
Excellent shot of these Spiders,
Great composition and POV,


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-02-28 3:16]

hello Hernan,
Félicitations !
Excellent picture of these spiders. What a difference in size. Unbelievable! Fortunately it isn't like that for human beings.
Best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-28 4:19]

Hello Hernan,
Congratulations on your 200th post. This spider shot is a nice way to celebrate it: a fine sharp and well composed capture of a small male risking his life for the love of a woman!
Hope to see many more from you!
TFs and best wishes, Ivan

Congratulations on 200 posts
A fine example of female domination :)
Well composed, its not always easy to get males this close to the male.
Well done

Hi Hernan,
Congratulations on your 200th post. Excellent composition. The inclusion of the small male is what makes this shot unique. You did very well under less than ideal conditions. Sharp detail and good accurate colors. Nice shot my friend!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-28 7:32]
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Grande Hernan!... una excelente captura de estos dos especímenes retratados nítidamente, con buena iluminación y perfecto punto de vista para ejemplificar tan extremo dimorfismo.
Felicitaciones por tus 200 presentaciones... es grato compartir con otro argentino tantas imágenes y tus contribuciones permanentes en TN.
Un gran abrazo... Ricardo

Hi Herman,
Congrats for th 200 milestone.Considering Canon Powershot A530 camera this excellant capture. I know its very diificult to capture spiders on web because of the bright background. The web does not come good in pics. You have captured both web and spidy with nice details



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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-28 12:14]

Hi Hernan.
What a great Macro. Bravo, my friend. Superb done job. At complex light condition you managed to create well exposed picture and, especially, spider, What a perfect DOF and POV. Sharpness and details of the spider and web are really fantastic. My congratulations and TFS.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-28 16:18]

Hola Hernán,
¡Si que son distintas las arañas estas según el sexo! Una captura impecable, muy nítida. Enhorabuena por el par de centenares de fotos que has compartido con nosotros.
Saldudos, José M.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-02-28 17:26]

Hola Hernán!
Congratulationes por todas as suas 200 ótimas fotos! Esta aranha merece o destaque, pela magnífica nitidez de detalhes!

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-03-01 12:40]

Congratulaciones por tu publicaciòn Nª200 Hernàn. Està muy buena la captura de esta araña y su pareja.
Es una gran macro con buenos detalles, punto de vista, iluminaciòn, foco y profundidad de la imàgen que se destaca sobre un lindo fondo.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2007-03-03 19:07]

Hi, Hernan,

Muchas felicidades por tu foto 200, a la distancia me da gusto ver tu trabajo como ah evolucionado, y enriquecido en todos los sentidos, tu foto apegada a tu estilo didactica , educativa y muchas veces salpicada de un buen humor, vengan otras 200 mas, felicidades de nuevo.


Belle photo,bien nette, de nombreux détails superbes. Amitiés Thomas

Nice picture and nice time when both exist on the females web. As I know they just come together for courtship otherwise the female may eat the male as food.
Best Wishes,

Hi Hernan, congratulations for your splendid 200th Photo on Tn, amazing couple of spider, poor male with this great female! great photo with wonderful colors, great sharpness and lovely details, excellent blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio


This is, without a doubt, an exceptional photo.


Best regards,

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-04-09 3:41]
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Hi Hernan

Although I am rather late with this congratulation on your 200th posting it still comes from the heart and is done with great admiration and appreciation for the wonderful contribution you have made to this site. Considering the language barrier you magnificently overcome and the equipment obstacle which you defeat with your amazing improvisations one has to give you credit for your continued efforts and praiseworthy results. There is no stopping a genius even if his tools might be somewhat challenging. Although I see that lately you also sport a Canon Powershot A530 as part of your arsenal. The list is growing…

This is a lovely shot of the two spiders and it is a very valuable contribution to TN. It is not often that we see both the male and the female together in one shot and this photo clearly show the horrific reality a male spider has to deal with (she is enormous compared to his frail size). If he is not quick enough (which apparently rarely seems to be the case) his once of little pleasure would become her victory feast. Although you were on the wrong side of the light, you still managed to capture intricate details on both spiders and the colours are fine. Compositionally you have done excellent and the OOF and distant BG enhances the subjects very well.

Good work and TFS.

PS. I have only just done my 100th a couple of days ago so there is no chance of catching up.

Yap, i think with 1/640s of exposure, some flash light will help bring out more colors and details. tfs rgd

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