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The Nephila Maculata

The Nephila Maculata
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2007-11-25
Categorias: Insects
Câmara: Fuji Finepix S7000, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposição: f/8, 1/160 segundos
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): World of Spiders [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2007-11-27 6:34
Visto: 8649
Pontos: 46
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
I was looking for butterflies in the wilderness of the reserve forest and suddenly bumped into the web of this large spider. Later on i could find 100s of the spider of the same species deep in side the forest with big web formations. The first enconter was quite scary but later i could realise that it was a beautiful insect provided you watch it from a zoom lens. Getting closer is not advisable.

The Giant wood spider known as The Nephila Maculata is found in many contries including Japan, India & Australia. This spider is a big spider found in the forests. The legs of this spider are very long. The front legs are about twice as long as the spider. The abdomen area is black with yellow bands which look quite attractive.

This spider creates one of the strongest web and is spread in square meter area.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Nephilidae
Genus: Nephila

I will be posting a couple of shots of the same species but different specimens showing the body from a different pov.

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Hello Pankaj,
Spiderman on duty:))
Very nice composition and detailed net of the spider. Lightening of the net is very well too.

Hi Pankaj,
This is a great shot!
The sharpness and right focus on the spider are stunning.
You had a great light that produced magnificent details on the insect.
The backlight on the web looks great, as well as the beautifully blurred background.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-27 7:05]

Fabulous image of this giant spider.
Excellent sharpness and clarity.
I love the sparkling web.
Well done Pankaj,

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-27 7:08]
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Hi Panakj,
perfect DOF and as usual excellent detail. Love the light caught in the web here...but no more landscapes then? ;o)


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-27 7:33]

Hi Pankaj.
What a colourful picture of the spider and its web. I have never met such amazing BG for this subject in my places. It is simply amazing. It's clear the insect and web are reproduced so perfectly. Wonderful light effect and impressive web. Superb sharpness and details of the spider. I also like symmetrical composition. Bravo and TFS.
See you in a second.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-11-27 8:42]

Hi Pankaj
nice capture and a great sharpness as the DOF, all along the spider...
the light is very atractive to the image and the light is great,
well done.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-27 8:57]

Hi Pankaj

Great compositon with superb focus and colour.



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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-27 9:04]

Hello Pankaj,
Nicelly captured this beautiful spider,
nice composition and POV, great colors
Regards, Dejan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2007-11-27 9:13]

Hello Pankaj,
Excellent composition showing this bit spider on its fine and well-lit web. Very sharp and fine colours and I like the background too.
As you say these are best seen from a distance, no fun if you happen to walk straight into their web!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-27 9:14]

Hi Pankaj,
Seems we have changed sides today - you have posted a spider and I have put up a butterfly. We are almost on the same wavelength.
This is a wonderful shot of this giant spider with such sharp details and lovely colours. I particularly like the silky web and the sheen on them of the sunlight. Nice angle and POV to portray it. Very nicely composed too. Kudos.

Hello Pankaj
Wonderful shot of this Giant wood spider,
Perfect details,exposure and composition,
Superb shot,Welldone my friend.

Good Luck

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-27 12:23]

Hola Pankaj,
espléndida macro,
buenos detalles y pov,
bello bg,

Hi Pankaj, splendid spider and wonderful web, lovely composition with great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6147 W: 89 N: 15271] (63916)
  • [2007-11-27 15:26]

it' fantastic the body of spider,very perfect in brightness and colours,a very good work,Luciano

Hi Pankaj,
Fine image of this spider and it's web
Great focus deatil and color
The BG colors also add much to the image
well done, TFS

Hi Pankaj,
A beautiful image of gaint wood spider the colors and the lighting is very good.
ps. even we found lot of them in Thettekad and with small males(later food) too.
Goutham R

Hi Pankaj,
A beautiful capture of this giant wood spider. Very fine details with an excellent composition along with the web. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hola Pankaj.
Una buena macro, que recoge los detalles de esta araña y su tela.
Perfecto encuadre y genial nitidez.
Saludos, JL.

Wonderful leggy shot!
Wonderful composition - love the detail of both the spider and the web. Great shot!

Cool web, cool spider Pankaj :)
No time this morning, I've over slept..

I'm right behind you!....Very nice and super notations although they haven't been written I intuited them!:-) Great sharp and clear as you always do so well.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-28 10:07]

Hello Pankaj

The details are sharp and well focused.
The composition is well done,I like how you incorporated the web into the shot.
It has an artistic look,very good POV and DOF.
The lighitng and colours are excellent.


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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-29 2:30]

Hi Pankaj, this is a cracking shot of the spider and the web. It can be difficult to take a good clear shot of a Spider's web and you have done a magnificent job here, great light and colours. The spider and the web are pin sharp. Great composition and great work.

Bellissima foto macro!!
Ciao e grazie.

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