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    Seize the moment!

    I was on the phone...looked out of the window...this is straight OOC
    Seize the moment!


    2 mins later he was homeless due to high winds.

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    Re: Seize the moment!

    Ahh well he will soon build another the image itself doesnt do much for me im afraid, maybe a closer crop to get rid of the sparse web bottom and right, it doesnt look overly sharp either but that could be because im shattered and my eyeballs are out of focus!!

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    Re: Seize the moment!

    It's not sharpened Mark...straight out of camera as stated. 2 seconds later his entire web wastaken by the wind..nothing left.

    Never meant to be a great photograph..just a moment plucked out of time for a weary and busy spider.

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    Re: Seize the moment!

    Great capture! I never cease to marvel at the web and how much time it takes them to build one.

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    Re: Seize the moment!

    I like that the web seems to act as a prism. I'm not a scientist so I don't know if that's actually happening, but it seems to be happening.

    With just a little bit of effort, this could be a fabulous image. Don't settle for the OOC version.

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    Re: Seize the moment!

    Carl...I just felt so sorry for him having to start again.

    Mike...it was never intended to be move than a snap but if youthink it has something I will work it up a bit..thanks.

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    Re: Seize the moment!

    Very nice.

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    Sharon, im absolutely certain that you of all people WILL turn this image into something special GO GIRL GO!

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    Re: Seize the moment!

    Mark...the spider is back with a total rebuild in 24 hours.

    I think I will have lots of opps for another shoot.

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    Re: Seize the moment!

    GEEEESSSS wish i could find a builder that good!! the one around our neck of the woods never turn up !!

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    Re: Seize the moment!

    That is an amazingly good photo; but I'm always having this across my doors and first thing I go out with a stick. The camera wouldn't be good really since nobody would even understand it.

    Unless I did it like this.

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    Re: Seize the moment!

    Sharon, I also find spiders facinating creatures. They are hard to tahe in picture. They usually weave their weds in places where they can catch bugs witch includes air currents, drafts, wind. Not conducive to sharp images, but fun to try anyway!

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    Re: Seize the moment!

    As Louise said, photographing spider webs is a lot more problematic than it sounds so you have done well with this shot.

    When you do a proper edit you will be able to adjust the brightness levels on the spider to bring out more detail.

    A rather untidy web for an Araneus spider (probably Araneus diadematus) so it has probably been patched many times and was due for a complete rebuild.

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