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Mrs Misumena
Mrs Misumena
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Light On White II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 2800Z
Location: Garden
Date: Oct 19, 2005
Aperture: F/8.3
ISO: ISO-100
Shutter: 1/181 sec
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 25, 2005

Flower Spider / Crab Spider
Family Thomisidae - Crab Spiders
Genus Misumena
Species Vatia (?)

pp; contrast, hue, soften, crop, rotate.

focal length: 6mm

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 277
Avg (all users): 6.1625
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.2599
Views since voting: 1524
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 283
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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02/16/2006 03:55:51 PM
WOW! I didn't vote on this challenge, but this is a great shot. nice composotion, and excellent exposure!
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12/10/2005 11:28:57 PM
Interesting composition; the negative space works well. Nicely captured.
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12/02/2005 02:53:54 PM
A wonderful composition with great use of light to give it that semi transparant look which gives the image its great strength. Very good work.
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11/07/2005 12:50:01 AM
I thought for sure that this shot would ribbon. Congrats on the strong finish.... Cannot wait to see what you do next :)
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11/02/2005 05:55:50 AM
Originally posted by Jammur:

Good finish for a good picture.
Now, do you have one showing the pink stripes?


Thank you. As a matter of fact, I do - but it IS a different spider. Not sure if you are suggesting 'Mrs Misumena' had 'pink stripes' or not, but she did not. This shot is of another 'Misumena Vatia' who lives a couple of bushes to the east:
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And, if really interested, more information/research can be had here (BugGuide.Net), here (What's That Bug?) and here (SpiderRoom.info).

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Originally posted by Jutilda:

I wish the spider were more focused - maybe he is and it's just opaque. Hmmmm

The use of negative space is good. I like the crop. The water droplets add some nice shadowing to the petals.


She is fairly opaque/translucent in the legs. The 'lens I should have used' is 'unavailable' at present, but my little Fuji did quite well to show some of her features.

Thank you to all those that voted it high. Again, very pleased with my 'place'. I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Mrs Misumena for her patience and cooperation, she threw a few 'draglines' out that day, but 'we persisted' and she went safely back 'home'.
11/02/2005 01:35:12 AM
Good finish for a good picture.
Now, do you have one showing the pink stripes?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/01/2005 06:09:07 PM
What a neat little spider. Certainly meets what I feel the challenge was about. Good Luck!
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11/01/2005 10:46:42 AM
A ribbon winner - it has too. Great shot. Love the soft lines and exceptional composition. --10--
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10/31/2005 10:49:44 PM
creepy! good use of white space.
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10/29/2005 09:07:46 AM
I wish the spider were more focused - maybe he is and it's just opaque. Hmmmm

The use of negative space is good. I like the crop. The water droplets add some nice shadowing to the petals.
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10/28/2005 01:56:38 PM
That is cool. Looks like an exray, has an ice like feel. Love it. Good job with tone.
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10/28/2005 08:42:25 AM
Nicely done! I hate spiders but this is a great shot!
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10/27/2005 09:37:36 PM
Misumena vatia: The Flower Crab Spider
Who would of thought this woud be so educational.
Can you say "arachnophobia"?
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10/27/2005 09:02:44 PM
I know I really like this image but am not sure why... It meets the challenge very well but I can't tell if it's the colors or comp that works so well... I KNOW it's not the spider... :)
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10/27/2005 03:35:16 PM
Great photo! The intensity of the background is a great contrast to the greyish foreground and the dew and spider really make the shot.
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10/27/2005 12:32:40 AM
I would prefer editing out most of the dead space on the right.
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10/26/2005 08:40:17 PM
Oooooooooooo.... How come I couldn't find a white spider or insect for this challenge? I tried...I even carried around a white piece of cordboard in the event I found a shot. Nice Job. 8
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10/26/2005 03:52:44 PM
nice picture! it seems kinda of empty though but overall, i do like how the spider is angled there!
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10/26/2005 02:42:47 PM
nicely done
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10/26/2005 12:28:59 PM
as much as I dislike spiders I really like this entry!!
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10/26/2005 12:03:05 PM
Unusual! Wow that is some strange spidey. Great catch on the white flower.
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