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Direitos de Autor: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1185 W: 87 N: 2161] (6106)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2004-09-15
Categorias: Spiders
Câmara: SONY DSC F-707, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposição: f/4.5, 1/125 segundos
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): Araneae (Spiders) [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2004-09-16 19:23
Visto: 3404
Pontos: 12
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
Its those spiders again, both are Female garden cross spiders (Araneus diadematus) the left hand one you've seen here, and the right one had an outing here . both are residing in the same polythene tunnel on our plant nusery. The reason for posting them again is both have changed their habit and instead of sitting in the middle of the web grabbing every thing that touched the web, they have now both contructed a hidding area behind the web by pulling the leaves of the plants together and stiching with silk as you can see in the left hand picture, both have made simular one the left one is in Phormium tenax, the plant i under stand the moari's make there traditional grass skirts from, the right hand one is using some small Cordyline australis better known as the Torquay Palm because so many were planted on the sea front there.Though the right had one was tempted out in the warmth of midday for this hoverfly.
I presume what they are both preparing a place in which to lay and gaurd their eggs in untill they die as the weather gets colder.The eggs will remain protected in the yellow egg sack to spring warms them and they hatch out into millions of baby spiders to repeat the one year life cycle.
saturaion +4 lightness +3
contrast +4 brightness+1
sharpen edges and fade back in pinlight to 75%
select an image and double the width in canvass size and select and paste the 2nd image onto the empty space. extend the canvas width again on both side to ensue it is 2.5 X wider than High. open image size and ensure it is below 4000pixels wide and 72dpi.
use save to web and save as close upto 400k as possible.
the image then has to be resized down again to 800 pixels wide, at this point make sure the hieght is over 250pixels if needed add the extra pixels in canvass size.
again use save to web at below 200K.
when saving I try to tag the image with Lrg (Larg and sm (small)to make them easier to find from file when posting.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-09-17 5:29]

This shot and note is of your usaul high standard, but what I find most usefull is your note on the PP work. I am still fighting with Adobe CS and notes like these help a lot.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-09-17 7:54]

Interesante presentacion Robert... por la comparacion entre ambas escenas, y coincidiendo con Japie, el relato y la preparacion de las imágenes - incluyendo su version LP - es realmente muy bueno.

Interesting presentation Robert... by the comparison between both scenes, and agreeing with Japie, the story and the preparation of the images - including its version LP - is really very good.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-17 13:35]

and to hide from hungry birds...they'll be around a bit yet to eat all the juciy craneflies, mmmmm. Great pair Rob, nicely presented with a nice note. Good work.

Oh Robert. What a great start to the weekend. Each photo in his own right exceptionally sharp and full of details. The note rounds this off to perfection. Setting the pace...

I too think that it's exactely what they are doing Robert. These spiders don't use to hide in a retreate for the prey so the only reason must be egglaying. Well seen and well captured.

I love this posts which tell a history of the subject, they are very interesting. I like very much the detail in the second one, the light is very good. Thanks for posting

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