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Challenge: Camouflage (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Date: Nov 15, 2005
Aperture: f32
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2.5
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 15, 2005

This spider was hiding on the tip of a lavender flower.
Editing: cropped, rotated, sharpened, curves, changed to SRGB.

Thanks for all the great comments! And yes, Lesley, it is a real one LOL.
I have been extremely lucky to find exceptional creatures in my little garden. Now that I've pretty much got the bugs down, I'll have to try something different for a change.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 169
Avg (all users): 7.3553
Avg (commenters): 8.0732
Avg (participants): 7.3600
Avg (non-participants): 7.3539
Views since voting: 10487
Views during voting: 484
Votes: 318
Comments: 60
Favorites: 7 (view)


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11/29/2005 07:04:26 PM
how do you find the bugs...

DrMushroom
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11/28/2005 07:00:30 PM
One of the most amazing shots I've seen... Spectacular job! Congrats!
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11/26/2005 08:32:54 AM
Awesome capture! Congratulations!
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11/25/2005 06:16:27 PM
Congrats on the Bluey ... great shot
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11/23/2005 08:49:31 PM
Wow. Who the hell gave you a 2! This is a great shot!
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11/23/2005 02:09:18 PM
So eerie. I like how he is going the opposite way of the flowerbud. Amazing find. Congratulations.
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11/23/2005 12:08:17 PM
Nice how even the shape mimics the bud. Great camouflage!
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11/23/2005 11:29:27 AM
Congratulations..!! Awesome picture..!!
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11/23/2005 09:46:54 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Good find well captured!
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11/23/2005 03:48:11 AM
well done werner! you're on a roll, reminds me of one of those plastic squishy insect toys. was this a real one? talk about macro!

Message edited by author 2005-11-23 11:41:26.
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11/23/2005 03:06:32 AM
What a shot! Congrats on your well deserved red!!
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11/23/2005 02:55:12 AM
Great image! Congrats on your ribbon!
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11/23/2005 01:04:00 AM
Truly a fine study for this challenge. Congratulations on your RED.
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11/23/2005 12:59:38 AM
well done my fellow matie! Great find and fantastic shot.

Message edited by author 2005-11-23 01:00:53.
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11/23/2005 12:39:57 AM
Fabulous find. Excellent photography.

Congratulations on a great shot.
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11/23/2005 12:26:56 AM
moerse, my vriend!
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11/23/2005 12:25:56 AM
Wonderful shot. Congrats on your ribbon, well deserved...
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11/23/2005 12:21:12 AM
Great photo! And great eyes for spotting the spider!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/22/2005 11:45:14 PM
I predict this will win. May be a little "bright" on the right side but has the qualities of a winner. Black background is nice, camo is good and colors are almost there. I have a good entry that I feel should challenge this one for a spot in the top 3.
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11/22/2005 11:33:05 PM
Wow, fantastic. It took me some time to see the whole thing, it really blends in. Nice color
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11/22/2005 05:32:04 PM
great macro!
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11/22/2005 05:19:22 PM
Nice work! Perfect subject for the challenge
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11/22/2005 11:16:14 AM
eeewwwwwww!!! good shot but eeeewwwwwww!!! this one deserves hi but eeewwww!!! how many eyes?8?
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11/22/2005 08:30:57 AM
Exceptional! One of my favorites for this challenge. Hope it ribbons.
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11/21/2005 04:48:44 PM
Clever find for this challenge.
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11/21/2005 03:07:07 AM
Woah. That's really freaky- but it's awesome camouflage. Great shot.
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11/21/2005 01:23:50 AM
Dang! ALL THESE BUGS!!!! :) This is amazing! Absolutely amazing! I have nothing to complain about here, this is just simply perfect. My first 10
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11/20/2005 10:08:48 PM
Beautiful colors
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11/19/2005 06:28:25 PM
Wow! Nice macro! Great find - fits the challenge perfectly!
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11/19/2005 04:38:18 PM
cool
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11/19/2005 11:48:59 AM
great capture, 9.
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11/19/2005 09:09:58 AM
I like how the hind end resembles the plant
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11/18/2005 10:38:56 PM
nice macro capture. i like macros
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11/18/2005 10:16:08 PM
Great capture. He really blends in to whatever he is on. Good luck
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11/18/2005 08:09:49 PM
One of my 2 favourites in this challenge (gave it a 9).
Nice composition, focus and lighting.
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11/18/2005 04:05:27 PM
Excellent. This fits the challenge perfectly. I hope you get a ribbon.
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11/18/2005 02:37:15 PM
Took a few seconds to notice the multilegged creature. Great macro shot!
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11/18/2005 01:29:01 PM
The poster child for the theme. Incredible photo! Crisp, well composed and one of my top scorers.
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11/18/2005 10:17:33 AM
nice macro
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11/17/2005 09:09:34 PM
8 - Very good meet of the Challenge. Good colors/contrast control, while retaining definition in the hairs, etc. Criticism; despite that contrast comment, seems a little 'blown' (or whatever the correct term is, ie bottom right of 'leaves' and 'in between' the spider's eyes) in some areas but difficult to control this I imagine, however this looks like a studio set up (apologies if wrong) so maybe the use of 'cards/boxes' whatever, may have helped, not sure, don't have enough knowledge to suggest anything there.
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11/17/2005 08:05:50 PM
well done, great macro shot, I know I am in the minority, but for me would have done better with an actual natural (but very subued) background, the solid black works with this - no doubt, I just prefer a more natural background for nature shots!
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11/17/2005 02:34:20 PM
This guy blends right in. Good macro and composition.
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11/17/2005 01:28:17 PM
Great shot, focus, and colour. He's a hairy little fellow.
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11/17/2005 02:47:36 AM
The colour and shape of the spider works very well for its camouflage. Great lighting work as well. The background works very well to bring attention to the spider and its life time plant partner. I gave you an 8 for it.
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11/17/2005 12:32:44 AM
This is lovely. Nicely done.
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11/16/2005 06:47:25 PM
Excellent, you don't find that creature in every corner.
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11/16/2005 06:34:13 PM
great macro, nice against black and fits challenge perfectly. well done
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11/16/2005 03:04:09 PM
Excellent closeup. Nice lighting & composition.
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11/16/2005 02:29:04 PM
beautiful simplicity. I like the close focus of the pic, so we are able to capture the fine detail & textures.
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11/16/2005 02:04:57 PM
Great detail and lighting. Well done!
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11/16/2005 12:49:17 PM
Great capture.
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11/16/2005 11:59:54 AM
best one yet..!! Great job!
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11/16/2005 10:19:34 AM
Very very cool, great example of nature's camouflage.
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11/16/2005 10:15:33 AM
excellent image and I like the black background a lot..the diagonals are interesting.
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11/16/2005 09:25:40 AM
Very good macro photo
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11/16/2005 09:07:49 AM
A real winner!
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11/16/2005 05:58:29 AM
in my opinion, not many pics have 'met' the challenge but you have done so with a superb crisp shot...well done 9
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11/16/2005 05:47:16 AM
eww
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11/16/2005 02:46:07 AM
Terrific macro.
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11/16/2005 01:02:11 AM
Wow nice work!
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