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Charlotte's Web
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Challenge: Classic Novels (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013
Camera: Sony Alpha A77
Lens: Sony SAL-50F14 Normal 50mm f/1.4 Autofocus Lens for the Sony
Date: Oct 13, 2013
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Oct 13, 2013



[Oct. 20th, 2013 01:44:17 PM]

Well, all of the commenting sure has been interesting. :-)

One thing I hadn't thought of is that for many here this is still serious business (challenge entries). For me, with a few exceptions, I'm entering for the fun of it. In this case I basically submitted something just because of TPL2. Figured there would be a gazillion spider webs but what the heck, throw it in the ring anyway.

As for the spider, it was camera shy ... actually quite funny ... I could set up on this side of the web all day and shoot if I wanted to, but as soon as I got within 5 or 6 feet of it on the other side ... scramble, scramble, GONE! Up to the edge and out of sight. So that's one of the reasons you're seeing the "belly" rather than the "top" of the spider. I actually didn't mind so much because the background was much more appealing in this direction. :-D

Remind next time to ask the spider to move the web so I can change the background even more. LOL!

Statistics
Place: 27 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.0095
Avg (commenters): 5.7143
Avg (participants): 5.9756
Avg (non-participants): 6.0313
Views since voting: 266
Views during voting: 211
Votes: 105
Comments: 23
Favorites: 0


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10/22/2013 09:42:37 PM
lovely drops, but I cannot hear Charlotte. 4
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10/22/2013 06:12:53 PM
(Know that I only vote in even numbers.)

A six for you. Nothing here moves me or intrigues me, but technically it's very good, if not perfect.
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10/22/2013 05:16:56 PM
A true classic, which can't be said of many other entries. However, it would have been nice to have some specific reference to the book beyond the anonymous spider and pearl-drop dappled web. The water drops are pretty as captured but overall the image lacks impact to raise it above an average score. 5
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10/22/2013 12:50:32 PM
Overall the image is just ok. I like the water droplets in the web, and I like the light green and tan colors of the background. The dark green doesn't fit to me. A different angle perhaps would have made the background better.

I would also liked to have seen more detail on that spider.

Gave it a 4
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10/22/2013 09:56:11 AM
i'm disappointed you couldn't train the spider to spin messages into it's web, unless those dots are actually morse code.
*checks*
it's rubbish, all it says over and over is "seven" when clearly this is undoubtedly an 8
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10/22/2013 12:41:56 AM
Not my favorite subject, but beautiful web capture
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10/22/2013 12:20:17 AM
Love the delicate drops, focal depth. Very, very nice. (Not voting)
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10/19/2013 09:05:50 PM
One of the better web entries but still nothing exceptional. The water drops are fine but the spider itself lacks something. Might not be anything you could do. I would have tried to have more green in the background. 5
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10/19/2013 01:24:04 PM
Elegantly simple. 7
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10/18/2013 05:02:16 PM
"SOME PIG"
Just read this with my kids not long ago.
Perfect for the challenge well done.
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10/18/2013 11:53:57 AM
Hell yes. I wish it was in a barn. :)

7
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10/18/2013 11:29:26 AM
Beautiful. I would have popped the colors a bit more in PP, but that's just me. Your image is fine, and in fact id like to give it a 7
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10/18/2013 10:43:19 AM
Meets the challenge well. Love the web. Charlotte could be a tad sharper. a 6 from me
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10/18/2013 08:50:35 AM
Fits the story well.I would have liked to see a little more detail on the spider though. 6
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10/18/2013 12:38:05 AM
Great photo (ugly spider)
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10/17/2013 08:16:18 PM
A literal interpretation, good focus on the droplets, Charlotte is a bit of a blob though, don't know if that is her best side. An interesting one to wander the eye through all the same.5.
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10/17/2013 10:11:37 AM
Lovely detain on the rain drops. Nice image overall. But just a little plain to me.
Gave it a 5
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10/16/2013 11:46:34 PM
A lovely shot with droplets and web. We see versions of it often though. The background is particularly pretty and the roundness of the web is awe inspiring, therefore quite good for the novel.
6
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10/16/2013 10:30:24 PM
7...these photographs have always seemed magical to me. Perhaps I'm to much a romantic...and the fact that spiders don't freak me out helps too. A little queen sits atop her web full of pearls waits for dinner to come her way.
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10/16/2013 09:27:48 PM
competent macro shot of a spider. Dull, centered composition without enough web to make it dramatic. If the web were completely invisible and we only saw the water drops, that might be interesting. 3
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10/16/2013 08:33:50 PM
Such crisp, sharp water drops and gorgeous background blur! Nice capture!
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10/16/2013 03:48:14 PM
I love all the dew drops on this. I can't tell if this is a bit soft or not. (I've been having problems with my eyes, so it might be me.) I do wish there was more detail in Charlotte, though. She seems dark. I'm wondering if she was lightened, if we could see more details. :)

Nice find!
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10/16/2013 12:31:30 PM
Its ok and that's that.5.
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