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Wicked Spider
Wicked Spider
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Challenge: Bokeh (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S60
Location: Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary
Date: Jan 9, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2005

I wasn't even going to enter this challenge. I went to The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary to try to get a picture of a bird's talons, for the Alphabet Soup project. I failed to get a good one, but I did see this interesting spider. I believe it's a crab spider.

It wasn't easy to shoot because it was up high, so I had to reach up and try to hold the camera still, while getting a close up. The camera was actually very close to the spider, although it doesn't seem like much of a close up. Luckily it was a sunny day, so that, coupled with the wide aperture, enabled me to use a fast shutter to compensate for the shake that was definitely going on.

And yes the spider is real. Shocked the hell out of me when I saw it. A worker there saw me taking the picture and she thought I saw a special bird in the trees behind it. The background is either a clump of skinny trees, or very thick vines.

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Statistics
Place: 44 out of 241
Avg (all users): 5.9254
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 5.8151
Avg (non-participants): 6.0459
Views since voting: 1612
Views during voting: 354
Votes: 228
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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01/17/2005 04:41:58 PM
That is oooogly!
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01/17/2005 02:34:36 AM
Great shot! It looks like a face with a red crown. Would you like to try putting some green, multiply layer for the background just for fun? I just wonder how it will look like. (I am thinking of Amilie movie.) : )
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01/17/2005 02:34:25 AM
Great shot! It looks like a face with a red crown. Would you like to try putting some green, multiply layer for the background just for fun? I just wonder how it will look like. (I am thinking of Amilie movie.) : )
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01/17/2005 12:20:29 AM
Orb Weaver
Awesome Shot!
Just like yours!

Message edited by author 2005-01-17 00:21:42.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2005 03:17:00 PM
WHAT IS THAT?!?!? i know there are a lot of things i haven't seen before, and this is one of them. wow. you got my attention. yes, you also have a bokeh effect, but it is a bit busy (a little burning and gaussian blur could help that, though). normally, i'm not a big fan of centered subjects, but it works here. good luck!
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01/15/2005 02:39:58 PM
Oh my gosh, I've never seen anything like that. *shiver*
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01/11/2005 09:36:18 PM
Excellent colors, nice work. is this a real spider?
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01/11/2005 01:54:53 PM
OMG is that thing real? Where was this taken? What country?
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01/11/2005 11:22:57 AM
interesting spider -- I've never seem one like this before.
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01/10/2005 08:56:44 PM
realgood
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01/10/2005 08:29:38 PM
Ah, the infamous crab spider. These guys sure are freaky looking.
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01/10/2005 11:40:28 AM
Insane!! I've never seen a spider like this!!!
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01/10/2005 12:43:41 AM
For some reason I feel like I've seen this before. Weird deja vu. Anyway, good bokeh, love the bits of spiderweb that are highlighted and of course that weird spider is really something else. Great capture!
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