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Hello, a warm welcome to my portfolio. If you like just one of my photos, then I have achieved my goal. I shoot all areas, but love the beauty & detail of nature, especially when shooting macro!

Any comments are appreciated, thankyou! Neil
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  • Treat for later. by torres99

    Very very good spot. Nicely taken.
    • 19 Sep 2009 10:02PM
  • Incy Wincy.... by torres99

    Good shot; what you have photographed is a Common Garden spider or to use it's posh name Araneus diadematus. They are very common in the countryside and can be distinguished by the yellow cross on the body. This is a female and she can spin a most wonderful web. In fully grown adults this can be up to a metre in size, and is usually re-spun on a daily basis. When the male comes courting, he has to watch out otherwise the female may have him for breakfast as well.

    These spiders are chunky in shape, so you will find that on most macro lenses, you will not be able to get everything in focus due to the small depth of field from the lens. As a guideline I will try to keep the eyes in focus, which can be hard as this type of spider always hangs upside down. Maybe try shooting from a 45 degree to the side and slightly above the eyes to get maximum depth of field. The only problem is, that you will be kneeling or lying in the grass. You will be rewarded however with a photograph of it's many eyes looking at you.

    Your exposure and colour balance is good, so you should be proud of what you have achieved. Remember macro photography is challenging, and extreme macro photography may be one of the most technical areas to shoot.

    I think you have done very well, when you also consider that a spider's web moves in the slightest breeze. I hope you don't mind my comments, as I am no expert, since I am still learning like everyone else.

    • 19 Sep 2009 10:00PM
  • A Speckled Bear by howlinstein

    Great capture, these bears are beautiful and different.
    • 19 Sep 2009 10:01AM
  • 'Ginger...' by lobo_blanco

    Thank you all so much for your kind comments.
    • 4 Sep 2009 7:12PM
  • Cecil by KarenFB

    What a great set of photos and nice story.
    • 3 Sep 2009 6:39PM
  • American eagle by jack33

    This is just so awesome!
    • 3 Sep 2009 6:35PM
  • Just chillin! by jack33

    Such a cute shot.
    • 3 Sep 2009 6:33PM
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  • Posted on User_Removed's profile

    Samantha, you have an interesting varied portfolio, with some very nice images. Keep working at it and you WILL go far!!
    • 27 Aug 2009 9:16PM
  • Posted on Captsaigon's profile

    Great portfolio, I simply love your black and white images. They capture something so unique and historically important, events that can never be repeated.
    Well done and keep up the good work. Neil
    • 1 Aug 2009 9:30AM
  • Posted on User_Removed's profile

    What a stunning portfolio! Your photos are so crisp! There is no doubting what your are passionate about.
    • 26 Jul 2009 9:12AM
  • Posted on Johntemplewest's profile

    Absolutely fantastic portfolio, So many to be proud of.
    • 9 Jul 2009 3:43PM

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