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A hairy situation
A hairy situation

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Challenge: Unexpected Find (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Location: Edwin Warner Park, Nashville, TN
Date: Jun 3, 2006
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200th sec.
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2006

I spotted this beauty while walking in a park near where I live in Nashville, TN. This is a female Phidippus Audax, commonly known as the "Daring Jumping Spider", belonging to the family Salticidae. Those green fangs are, yes, infact irridescent. The animal is as wide as about the width of a small finger, not counting legs, and length was approximately 1/2" to 3/4". This image, the 15th in a series of takes, was captured with my EOS 300D and EF-S 60mm macro lens. Taken with flash at f/9, 1/200th sec. with flash (built-in), no tripod. Only editing was a simple sharpen plus crop and resize.

Place: 41 out of 163
Avg (all users): 5.8086
Avg (commenters): 7.5385
Avg (participants): 5.6724
Avg (non-participants): 5.8485
Views since voting: 711
Views during voting: 428
Votes: 256
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2006 06:37:14 PM
The bottom half is stunning. I just wish you'd cropped it slightly above the head because that white patch is really distracting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/12/2006 11:47:46 AM
whoa.. creepy eyes..cool
06/12/2006 05:46:32 AM
Hehehehe...a face only a mother could love.
06/12/2006 01:56:04 AM

Great macro. Maybe more DOF or a tighter crop at the top would have helped.

  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/11/2006 08:04:16 AM
06/10/2006 09:32:11 PM
Wonderful Macro!
06/10/2006 09:50:24 AM
Very cool, very cool indeed...
06/09/2006 09:14:17 PM
06/09/2006 05:05:44 PM
ew ew ew
06/09/2006 05:01:22 AM
OMG what is it?
06/07/2006 05:40:41 PM
Yikes! It may serve this photo well to crop out some more of the out of focus stuff so the viewer is really led to the eyes.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/07/2006 01:30:49 PM
Wow, If that is not a monkey you call me a hairy scary spider....
06/07/2006 12:41:30 AM
looks hungry
06/07/2006 12:30:31 AM
Great macro! I definitely don't think I'd want to find that anywhere. :)

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