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Garden spider - araneus quadratis in our garden recently.
1. Mono.
2. Colour.

The image was taken using flash and the background is our privet hedge.

Brand:PENTAX Corporation
Camera:Pentax K10D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Sep 2012 - 12:28 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:Garden Spider 08.
Username:Badgerfred Badgerfred
Uploaded:19 Sep 2012 - 12:06 AM
Tags:FJE646, Im5354, Natural history, Spider, Wildlife / nature
Votes:37
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 12:22 AM

Not sure about the green border on V1 but both exceptional captures.
Matt

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 12:24 AM

Lots of good detail in there Fred.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 12:28 AM

Super spider image! Looks great!

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tonyguitar
19 Sep 2012 - 1:03 AM

Well, well. Very similar to my yellow bat spider yet on a different continent. Small world. TG

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NDODS
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19 Sep 2012 - 4:38 AM

For all those who suffer from arachnophobia pleas look away. Brilliant, the mono certainly made the hairs on my neck stand up.

Regards Nathan

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moiral
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19 Sep 2012 - 7:33 AM

Well captured, prefer the mono here.
But I would have squashed it TongueGrin. Moira

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 8:12 AM

I think the mono version works surprisingly well and gets the vote over the colour version.

Albert

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
19 Sep 2012 - 8:19 AM

Nice mono shot Fred but each have their own quality's in turn so going for both, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Margaret101
19 Sep 2012 - 8:38 AM

If I liked spiders I like the colours in v2 but v1 looks good too. The loveliest spider of all is the phlatest kind.javascript:;

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 9:15 AM

Superb macro shot, excellent detail and colours, well spotted and captured.

Hugh

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 9:52 AM

Prefer the colour, Fred, the details seem to show out better for me (I need all the help I can get! TongueGrin)

Dave

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Maiwand
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19 Sep 2012 - 10:14 AM

Great shots Fred. Colour for me please.
Ron

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achieverswales
19 Sep 2012 - 11:34 AM

Hi Fred this is excellent in mono, reminds me of the old horror films in black and white, see you tomorrow on Cardiff West Services about 11.30am depending on traffic, leaving home from Porthcawl 11am.

Regards

Trev.

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Thecrettin
19 Sep 2012 - 12:00 PM

I prefer the mono too. The green for me looked a little bit artificial. Not sure if you manipulated the colours there a bit (perhaps too much?) but I think the green almost detracts from the spider. The mono really has a gritty punch to it. Nice Wink

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danbrann
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19 Sep 2012 - 3:03 PM

Colour for me Fred.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2146 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 5:56 PM

A great set,It's a good thing that we are all not the same and that we like different things,
I like the mono and yes I do like the green border,
NettaSmile

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 6:45 PM

You are doing nothing for my arachnaphobia Fred. Much less scary in B & W though. Hitchcock springs to mind. GrinGrin

Well captured.

Gerry

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pluckyfilly
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19 Sep 2012 - 7:49 PM

I like both the detail is outstanding

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1577 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 9:20 PM

Nice sharp spider image, Fred, and I am favouring the mono version because there are no background greens to detract from your subject.

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Glostopcat
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20 Sep 2012 - 8:45 AM

Both versions are superb Fred, I hope you Trev, Lillian et al have a great time down at the BWC, I look forward to viewing your pictures

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Ade_Osman
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20 Sep 2012 - 4:35 PM

V1 for me......It just works!

Ade

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Badgerfred
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24 Sep 2012 - 11:44 PM

Thanks everyone for all comments and clicks,
Fred.

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