Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Arachnid Aerobics

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

New PortraitPro 12 SALE + 10% OFF code EPZROS814
Add Comment

Arachnophobes forgive me but I thought this montage may be sufficiently different to be acceptable.

I watched this crab spider in total fascination for about 30 minutes.

In the large left and top right shots it is folding a leaf and sticking it together to make a hiding place (sunshade?).

Middle right and bottom right it is throwing a single strand from its spinnaret (wish I'd got my macro lens on at that moment) and then using it as a bridge to move about the rose garden.

I hope you find it interesting. (The title was my wife's inspiration)

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:Sigma 70 - 300 APO mk 2 @300mm
Title:Arachnid Aerobics
Username:brian1208 brian1208
Uploaded:20 May 2004 - 5:48 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
VS Mode Rating Unrated
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:28

Comments

johnjohn01
johnjohn01  1258 forum posts England
20 May 2004 - 6:10 AM

Great montage Brian. I really like it

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2004 - 6:31 AM

Colourful and fascinating series Brian, really tells a story and gives the viewer an excellent all-round view of the unusual spider.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110236 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2004 - 6:32 AM

John, Eric - thanks for the early comments Smile

Brian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

markah
markah  1025 forum posts
20 May 2004 - 6:48 AM

Really good montage, I like how clear the spider is and the way it makes the web. I have never seen a spider of this colour before as well.

Mark

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

lynsfiona
lynsfiona  10
20 May 2004 - 9:06 AM

What a great selection of brilliant shots! I've never seen one of these before also, quite glad I haven't actually!! Great title, well done Brians Wife! *big **click**

Lyns x

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110236 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2004 - 9:09 AM

Thanks Mark & Lyns - its only a tiny little thinj Lyns and it is a lovely colour against the pinks and purples Smile

Pam will be pleased!

Brian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

headskiesfly
20 May 2004 - 9:38 AM

Love the way you've presented this Brian, top marks.
Richard

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

dp
dp  10163 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2004 - 9:39 AM

Good idea to present this as a montage. Lovely colours.

Dave

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

mattmatic
mattmatic  10598 forum posts
20 May 2004 - 10:15 AM

Brian - this is great! Amazing Arachnid Aerobics even Smile
(Only small niggle is I don't agree with the two colours for the border and space, but that's my opinion.)
Matt :clickityclick:

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Patricia Fenn
20 May 2004 - 10:44 AM

Bravo! Brian's wife...we'll send you all our pickies now when we can't think of a title!
Seriously good montage, and are they yesterdays stamens I see?
Click!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

geegee
geegee  1029 forum posts England
20 May 2004 - 11:46 AM

Fascinating montage. I love spiders, they are such wonderful creatures and this image portrays their industry beautifully.
Click.

George.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110236 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2004 - 12:00 PM

Richard, Dave, Matt, Patricia & George - thanks you for your kind comments.

Matt, I was in two minds about the internal dividers. I thought it worked OK using one of the colours from the rose leaves - but, as you say - personal taste is always going to differ Smile

Well spotted Patricia!

Brian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

noseprints
noseprints  10576 forum posts
20 May 2004 - 1:26 PM

nice photos! really good composition. great colours and detail. ach, that tail up like a human/alien head!

very well captured.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110236 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2004 - 1:42 PM

Lucie, thanks for the visit and kind comments. Well done on the latest EC

Brian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 10577 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2004 - 1:45 PM

What an excellent montage of shots Brian, very nicely done.

Regards
Terry.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

flossie
flossie  111557 forum posts
20 May 2004 - 3:28 PM

Superb Brian, really well done!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110236 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2004 - 4:10 PM

Thanks for commenting Terry & Anne

Brian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

amark
amark  10 Pakistan
20 May 2004 - 5:06 PM

Believe me, I thought it was some toy, You amazed me then telling the whole story .. Powerful closeup and then strange look of this spider. I saw one I thought was transparent, wish I could get a sharp look as you done here.

Super capturing really I love that web.. I mean out standing really

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

onewildworld
20 May 2004 - 5:14 PM

Brian, you can have very many *Clicks* for this. Very impressive.....I'm not sure on the ID, but I suspect it is Misumena vatia
It is a brilliant view of a little spider's life (well a day in the....!) Well done!
Brilliant Macro. Nuff said!
Dave

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ofalgibra
ofalgibra  10
20 May 2004 - 5:31 PM

Well done, I really like it - very amusing. My only niggle would be the borders - they're a tad messy. Click all the same!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

fishiee
fishiee e2 Member 10460 forum postsfishiee vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2004 - 6:11 PM

Another fantastic set of shots brian! I could tell this was your work as soon as I saw it. Every one is pin sharp, the colours are fantastic, with each one an interesting variation that shows the activities of these spiders.

Superb!

Compliments to the gardener too as the flowers are wonderful!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

fishiee
fishiee e2 Member 10460 forum postsfishiee vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2004 - 6:12 PM

Oh, and as for the folding of the petal, maybe this could be the makings of a nest for her eggs?

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

IanA
IanA  103048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2004 - 9:03 PM

Excellent macro montage Brin!

Ian (clicked)

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ajv
ajv  10 Portugal
20 May 2004 - 11:12 PM

Amazing...there isnt anything else to be said!. Well spotted

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

speeedyblue2
20 May 2004 - 11:20 PM

Exactly! Superb montage Brian, very well done.

Mary

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

notabimbo
notabimbo  10
21 May 2004 - 12:10 AM

Wonderful. Love this.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

notabimbo
notabimbo  10
21 May 2004 - 12:12 AM

I'm back again for a second look.
Each of these pictures is awesome as a stand alone (I particularly love the middle frame) , but they take on more impact together as they are.

WOW.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110236 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2004 - 6:11 AM

Once more, thanks for all the positive comments - I wasn't sure how this would go down as so many appear to dislike spiders.

Dave - thanks for the ID

Matt - I can see what you mean - see my comment to the other Matt Smile

John - this presentation style tends to flatter the quality of the image! Thanks for the thoughts. The garden is a joint effort - I do the design and framework planting - Pam does the detail work.

Amy - twice? I'm flattered - LOL

Brian

(she was back again yesterday - so there is another shot I'm afraid)

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2004 - 12:28 PM

What to say Brian......you always amaze the viewer with your photography, & this set is no exception. A superb idea & so well executed...not enough clicks available!!!!!

Mike

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110236 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2004 - 12:30 PM

Thanks Mike, praise indeed Smile Glad you liked it, Brian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

sze4j
sze4j  1056 forum posts Singapore
21 May 2004 - 6:22 PM

it looks like an alien head in the first photo on the left! =)

Very nice...very intersting...very educational....will give u 4 clicks if i can....

click click click click.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110236 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2004 - 7:13 PM

thanks sze

Brian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1022910 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna31 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2004 - 7:24 PM

well flippin 'eck. Amazing piece of natural photography. The best and most interesting I've seen in many a day (month).

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110236 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2004 - 6:12 AM

Keith, thanks for the compliment, much appreciated

Brian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

v_equals
v_equals  10 United States
23 May 2004 - 9:57 AM

Great, nothing more to add, just great.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110236 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2004 - 1:16 PM

Cheers John, Brian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014128 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2004 - 11:29 AM

Great shots - format works well. click.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110236 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2004 - 11:35 AM

Lots of composite / montages around at the mo - they can work well can't they. Thanks for the comment Chris

Brian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

julesm
julesm  101698 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2004 - 2:03 PM

Fascinating images.
click

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110236 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2004 - 2:12 PM

Thanks for taking time to comment Julian

Brian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

kit-monster
kit-monster e2 Member 103685 forum postskit-monster vcard Singapore2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2004 - 7:35 AM

Great shot Brian - missed this as was pretty ill that week. If I had, I wouldn't have spent hours trying to figure out what I'd seen on my orchid shoot.

Good study.

Edward

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110236 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2004 - 7:37 AM

Cheers Edward

Brian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.