Garden Spider 08.

By Badgerfred
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.

Tags: Spider Natural history Wildlife and nature FJE646 Im5354

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paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 12:22AM
Not sure about the green border on V1 but both exceptional captures.

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NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
19 Sep 2012 12:24AM
Lots of good detail in there Fred.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
19 Sep 2012 12:28AM
Super spider image! Looks great!
tonyguitar 4 55 32 Canada
19 Sep 2012 1:03AM
Well, well. Very similar to my yellow bat spider yet on a different continent. Small world. TG
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 4:38AM
For all those who suffer from arachnophobia pleas look away. Brilliant, the mono certainly made the hairs on my neck stand up.

Regards Nathan
moiral 6 12 Scotland
19 Sep 2012 7:33AM
Well captured, prefer the mono here.
But I would have squashed it TongueGrin. Moira
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
19 Sep 2012 8:12AM
I think the mono version works surprisingly well and gets the vote over the colour version.

Tibetan 4 3 England
19 Sep 2012 8:19AM
Nice mono shot Fred but each have their own quality's in turn so going for both, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
19 Sep 2012 8:38AM
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:;
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 9:15AM
Superb macro shot, excellent detail and colours, well spotted and captured.

WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
19 Sep 2012 9:52AM
Prefer the colour, Fred, the details seem to show out better for me (I need all the help I can get! TongueGrin)

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
19 Sep 2012 10:14AM
Great shots Fred. Colour for me please.
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
19 Sep 2012 11:34AM
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.


19 Sep 2012 12:00PM
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
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
19 Sep 2012 3:03PM
Colour for me Fred.
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
19 Sep 2012 5:56PM
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,
Gerryrys 4 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 6:45PM
You are doing nothing for my arachnaphobia Fred. Much less scary in B & W though. Hitchcock springs to mind. GrinGrin

Well captured.

pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 7:49PM
I like both the detail is outstanding
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 9:20PM
Nice sharp spider image, Fred, and I am favouring the mono version because there are no background greens to detract from your subject.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
20 Sep 2012 8:45AM
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
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
20 Sep 2012 4:35PM
V1 for me......It just works!

24 Sep 2012 11:44PM
Thanks everyone for all comments and clicks,

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