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Itsy bitsy 7 legged Arachnid
Itsy bitsy 7 legged Arachnid

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Macro V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Z
Location: home outside
Date: Jul 2, 2005
Aperture: F 9.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/110 sec
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 3, 2005

Shot outside near my home natural sunlight slightly diffused by the trees.
Shot in RAW
convert to TIFF
spider touch-up and adjust levels, color and contrast
saturation and hue
overall levels
unsharp mask
convert to JPEG, size etc.

Place: 243 out of 374
Avg (all users): 5.1189
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0529
Avg (non-participants): 5.2703
Views since voting: 546
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 244
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/09/2005 12:44:20 AM
I like the leaves, but I do not see much detail in the spider...assuming that was to be the subject of your macro.
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07/08/2005 11:23:02 PM
Composition: 4, Composition is a little weak. Could have used a bit more of an angle in the leaves (e.g. try tilting the image 30-45 degrees and see what you get). Also, the subject is dead center which is the most static place to put him. Remember the rule of thirds to help make a more dynamic image.

Technical: 5, Fairly sharp in the leaves and in the spider. Background is out of focus (good).

Appeal: 7, I do like the repeating pattern in the leaves and the color is awesome. Just wish the image itself was a little less static (composition would help out here)

Challenge: 5, Nice close-up. A more macro version of the image would focus more on the spider. You could perhaps even crop 1/5th off the top and perhaps about 1/4th off the bottom just to add emphasis to the subject (make the repeating pattern of leaves less important and the spider more important).

Overall Calculated Average Score: 5, Okay image... not bad picture. Colors are nice. Could use a little better composition and a closer crop.
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07/05/2005 07:41:49 AM
6 - Difficult with such a small spider, but perhaps a different angle or perspective would have made this a better photo for me, also no 'darkness' at the foreground.
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07/04/2005 12:30:06 PM
I'm a little lost on this on, def needs to be a little sharper.
07/04/2005 11:14:46 AM
Oh this is BEAUTIFUL! I love the depth that the fern leaves have. They look 3-dimensional. You can see every little vein in them, and just to add the perfect macro touch, a not-too-disgusting-looking little bug. One of my favorites in this challenge so far. Good luck! 10
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07/04/2005 03:02:55 AM
Nice shot I would have preferred some balancing darkness on the top as well.
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