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oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive
2nd Placeoh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Clichés and Sayings III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR
Date: Sep 17, 2013
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2013


[Sep. 24th, 2013 08:39:30 AM]

Thank you all for the nice comments and the votes. I am really surprised a spider did this well.

There was nothing unusual done, just a large crop and a little bit of warm glamour glow to the background, with the usual contrast, brightness, etc. No blur added, just a very, very narrow dof. This is a very tiny spider and the light was casting this glow around him.

Thanks again.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 90
Avg (all users): 6.9355
Avg (commenters): 7.8889
Avg (participants): 6.5122
Avg (non-participants): 7.2692
Views since voting: 2293
Views during voting: 187
Votes: 93
Comments: 31
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/10/2013 07:40:56 AM
Congrats on your almost perfect picture, Mary Ann! I like the colors, composition and how well you isolated the subject.
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09/29/2013 04:37:34 PM
I keep seeing this. (Well of course it is on the front page). Wonderfully spare, distilled, but it is the negative space which makes it all possible, and a lovely suggestive negative space it is.
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09/27/2013 09:57:59 PM
this is as dreamy as icky spiders get! :) congrats on being on the front page TWICE!!!
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09/27/2013 12:26:29 PM
You're on fire, Mary Ann. Congrats on the ribbon!
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09/25/2013 12:48:48 PM
Great photo and congratulations on the ribbon.
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09/25/2013 11:31:46 AM
sweet, congrats.
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09/25/2013 10:52:06 AM
Very nice! Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/25/2013 10:00:15 AM
Nice job, Mary Ann. I am not sure i would have thought to try the angular crop that works so well. I thought this would get a nice score, but I also liked your outtake of the grapes.
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09/25/2013 07:59:51 AM
Super dof and cool composition. Congrats on the ribbon!
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09/25/2013 07:39:26 AM
Almost an abstract, very well done. Congrats on another ribbon - it's cool to have two images in the home page :)
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09/25/2013 07:24:14 AM
Magnificent shot. Congrats
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09/25/2013 05:02:26 AM
Perfect! This beauty is going straight into my favourites. Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/25/2013 03:31:51 AM
Congrats to you.
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09/25/2013 03:15:27 AM
Very nicely done Mary Ann :)
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09/25/2013 01:58:53 AM
Nice finish Mary Ann! You are starting to become a ribbon hog :)
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09/25/2013 01:50:23 AM
Congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
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09/25/2013 01:37:35 AM
WOW! :)
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09/25/2013 01:25:29 AM
Congrats!!!
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09/25/2013 12:12:10 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, Mary Ann. Those red evil eyes go well with the idea of (fatal) deception.
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09/25/2013 12:07:28 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon! :)
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09/25/2013 12:04:11 AM
I thought this might be yours, Mary Ann. Loved it. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/24/2013 09:41:20 PM
seems to be a number of these in this challenge... this is the best to my eye
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09/24/2013 08:49:23 PM
Beautiful!
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09/24/2013 08:20:15 PM
Beautiful light and wonderful capture. My favorite in the challenge.
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09/24/2013 07:00:59 AM
great use of super shallow DOF
i feel as if I am in a stare down contest...
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09/23/2013 03:02:11 PM
The negative space is beautiful.
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09/22/2013 12:14:37 PM
10 from me. Best in this challenge.
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09/18/2013 03:09:37 PM
This looks like the blurring was added in post, and the masking isn't quite there
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09/18/2013 01:07:57 PM
the very narrow point of sharpness is fabulous
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09/18/2013 03:48:47 AM
Love the colours and the spider's stance
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09/18/2013 12:27:04 AM
I like the glow that seems to be created by the shallow depth of field.
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