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Westonbirt Spider

By starstriders
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?

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: heidilee, webjam, eddieali1961 and 3 more

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heidilee 14 901
19 Oct 2004 11:22AM
+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)


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starstriders 13 1.6k United Kingdom
19 Oct 2004 11:26AM
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.
eddieali1961 14 97 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2004 11:59AM
Like it.
digicammad 14 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2004 12:48PM
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.

webjam 13 292 11 Netherlands
19 Oct 2004 6:26PM
Very nice: that red against the green background,
UserRemoved 13 6.2k 1
19 Oct 2004 9:14PM
+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

starstriders 13 1.6k United Kingdom
19 Oct 2004 10:04PM's a weird little thing I have developed. LOL!
UserRemoved 13 6.2k 1
19 Oct 2004 10:16PM
I'm really pleased I asked that question, then! Smile
abraxas 14
19 Oct 2004 11:05PM
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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