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Something a bit different from Westonbirt. The crop was difficult here and I'm still not entirely happy with it as it's a little messy at the bottom but I wanted to keep the proportion ratio of 4:6. Hey ho...what do you think?

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:18-55mm
Recording media:ISO 100
Title:Westonbirt Spider
Username:starstriders starstriders
Uploaded:19 Oct 2004 - 10:59 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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heidilee
heidilee  10901 forum posts
19 Oct 2004 - 11:22 AM

+ve: excellent play on the colours, good lighting, and composition
-ve: The leaf, with its bright colours, looks a bit soft. I personally prefer brighter coloured subjects to be sharp (but thats just me!) :o)

Heidi

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starstriders
19 Oct 2004 - 11:26 AM

It's the DOF that makes it look soft. It's pin sharp around the spider and soft everywhere else. I did try one that was sharp all over (using a smaller aperture) but it just looked flat to me.

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eddieali1961
19 Oct 2004 - 11:59 AM

Like it.
Eddie.

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digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2004 - 12:48 PM

I think the composition is more important than keeping the aspect ratio and the bottom does spoil the rest of the shot. Perhaps you could try cloning out the messy bits, but I'm not sure how possible that would be.

Great colours and spider.

Ian

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webjam
webjam  10292 forum posts Netherlands11 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2004 - 6:26 PM

Very nice: that red against the green background,
Jacqueline

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UserRemoved
19 Oct 2004 - 9:14 PM

+ve: sharp detail on the spider, light's good
-ve: comp is set up for the leaf which is out of focus, red leaf is distracting

Be interested to know why you were anxious to keep the aspect ratio - and if still determined whether it would have worked landscape aspect. Tho' I'd have gone for square format, much tighter crop

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starstriders
19 Oct 2004 - 10:04 PM

Dunno...it's a weird little thing I have developed. LOL!

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UserRemoved
19 Oct 2004 - 10:16 PM

I'm really pleased I asked that question, then! Smile

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abraxas
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19 Oct 2004 - 11:05 PM

Think its superb myself, the bottom of the image is a lot softer than the main point of interest so doesnt distract the eye, in fact it complments the image..

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