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Still the Lord

Still the Lord
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Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, Konica Minolta AF 100 F2.8 Macro (D), Hoya HMC Super UV(0) 55 mm
Exposure: f/19, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Loot's Favourites 1, Mating, Trentaure at its Best, Macromania [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-15 22:40
Viewed: 9725
Favorites: 19 [view]
Points: 178
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Now, after returning to town from countryside house, where I try to spend summer and there is not Internet, I am posting macro shot of a Goldenrod Spider – Lord of Roses.

As usual for wild shooting I began to photograph from far distance (see one from first such shots Lord of Roses) gradually coming nearer to object of shooting. The final point was macro 1:1 or 15 cm from front lens to spider.

I focused manually by camera moving. Because it was evening (not absolutely dark) I thanked to inbuilt flash and great Minolta ADI (distance) technology of flash control.

Image is cropped about 55 % (to 2140 x 2065) and resized (to 800 x 772) considering a small size of spider (about 1 cm at whole or less).

I know not everyone likes insects by close-up. However, it is not ordinary insect, it is Lord of Roses and as every Lord, he demands to himself attention, respect, and worship.

I hope you agree with it :))).

Shooting time: 21:09
Note: I do not know why the shooting time was changed during post processing. It happens for the first time in my practice.

Lighting: Almost only flash light
Exposure compensation: -0.5 eV
Support: Handheld

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To loot: Thanks a lot.Alex99 1 09-10 01:42
To wuta: Many thanks and kind regards.Alex99 1 08-10 11:39
To AndyB: In waiting for your return.Alex99 1 07-31 23:57
To ellis49: Many thanks for all.Alex99 1 07-20 07:17
To PaulH: Best wishes and thanks.Alex99 1 07-20 06:59
To maurydv: Thanks.Alex99 1 07-20 06:55
To Ken52: Thanks and kind regards.Alex99 1 07-20 06:52
To Juyona: Thank you very much.Alex99 1 07-19 09:26
To izler: Many thanks.Alex99 1 07-19 09:23
To gerbilratz: Thanks a lot.Alex99 1 07-19 09:20
To Argus: Thank you so much.Alex99 1 07-19 09:16
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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-07-15 22:41]

Hi Alexei

A wonderful posting. The detail here is outstanding - every hair in great detail. Great work my friend! Well seen and captured.


  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-07-15 22:54]

Priviet Alexei!

Probably one of the best pictures of this spider I've ever seen! Breathtaking macro. Details are awesome and composition just fantastic. Superb work.


Hello Alexei,
Delighted to see your wonderful posting once again!
this is another superb macro shot from you with first class quality!
the sharpness is awesome here with the stunning details
compliment, my friend!

Hi Alexei,
a great picture with great sharpness and almost perfect DOF. the whole spider in focus, not easy in this close-up, all details are well seen.
I like the composition, POV and the pose.
Well done, my friend.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-07-15 23:38]

Hi Alexei,
Just marking this one, I will be back.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-07-15 23:46]

Hello Alexei,
Although it's almost colourless but have very plastic and uncommon shape. I'm under the impression this insect.
Best regards, Pawel

Hola Alex, excelente profundidad de campo en esta impresionante aproximación, una toma con buena definición y detalles. Tonos de color muy naturales y muy buena exposición. Un saludo

Such macros without the slightest blemish on them speak volumes about your talent and expertise as a nature photographer pae excellence, Alexei.
This second image of the Crab Spider is as brilliant as your first one.
What amazing colours and details!
Well done and thanks for showing us this masterpiece.

Great shot. Sharply focussed, and excelent details.

Hello Alexi,
what a fine macro shot of spider,excellent sharpness and DOF with amazing details,
very well done,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-16 1:31]
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An outstanding close macro, Alexei!
You have used your equipment to its best effect to produce a top class illustration of this species of crab Spider. The POV, DOF, lighting and frame-filling composition make this a joy to see.
Thanks for sharing this delight that is going into my favourites!
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-07-16 1:38]
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Hi Alexei,
incredible shot, one of the best macro's i have seen on TN, or anywhere for that matter. Superb use of large aperture to gain the whole subject, perfectly exposed with wonderful colours, but the detail is just awesome. Congratulations on an excellent piece of photography.

Hi Alexei,
Seeing you after a long time. Hope you enjoyed your summer in the country side. a lovely close up of this beautiful crab spider. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hey Alexei,
I really like this photo, the spider is in the perfect position to be seen and photographed well. The use of your flash really gives a nice sheen to the spiders body thats adds to the feel of the photo.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-16 3:19]

Hi Alexei,
Your macro shots are always great! This one is no exception. Focus, sharpness, clarity, color tones, POV, composition and your use of the flash light are very good.
If he's the Lord of Roses, then you are the Lord of Macro :o)
Bravo and TFS

Rozas con esta fotografía la perfección ... Impresionantes la luz, la profundidad y los colores. Llevas la técnica casi al límite consiguiendo un excepcional resultado. A mi gusto es una de las mejores fotografías que se han publicado últimamente en Treknature.
Un abrazo Alexei.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-07-16 4:25]

Hi Alex,this pic is at the top of the top,incredible idea,incredible quality!!Fantastic!My best compliments,this time 2 points are not enough,thanks for share,LUCIANO

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-07-16 5:40]

Hi Alexei , wow what an amazingly detailed photo of this spider , simply outstanding. great work

Spettacolare macro, eccellenti POV, DOF e composizione, straordinaria definzione di ogni dettaglio, meravigliosi i colori ricchi di sfumature tonali e stupendo OOF BG. Mi piace molto, per cui la metto tra le favorite. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hola Alexei,
gran trabajo y super macro,
con realismo excelente...
hermosos detalles amigo,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-07-16 7:23]

Hi Alexei
Outstanding closed up image.Excellent POV and very sharp iamge detail are beautifulExcellent posr from your subject.
TFS Michel

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-16 9:26]

Hi Alexi,

Your Lord of the Roses macro is outstanding and certainly an attention-getter. Wonderful how he fills the entire frame in all his glory. Beautiful shadings of black and silver. Amazing details and textures of this Crab Spider.


Ola Alexei
Bela fo com otima nitidez e focalização as cores são bem suaves e agradaveis, a captura desta imagem ficou realmente impressionante e muito bela.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2008-07-16 9:47]

Hi Alexei,
Whow. !!!!
What an extra ordinaire shot of the creature, so sharp and full of details.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-16 10:01]

Hello Alexei,
Amazing photo of this 'monster' with excellent sharpness and great clear colours. Superb POV and composition. High quality!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-16 11:40]

Hello Alexei,
This is most impressive - one of the best macros of a Spider I've ever seen! I love its pose on the throne and the sharp details are amazing. I like the soft beautiful colours too and the composition is brilliant.
Many thanks and kind regards, Ulla

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-07-16 12:55]

hi Alexei
tout a fait exceptionnel, l'image est d'une qualité professionnelle. Détails incroyables associés à une couleur nacrée du plus bel effet.


Hi Alexei,

Great macro shot of this spider.
The BG is a little light and I think a little darker BG brings the spider better in the picture but so is this one also beautiful.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-07-16 13:38]

I've run out of time!

Will be back tomorrow.


Alex, a masterpiece.... I am envious of this image and your ability.. this is perfect... I must now go and learn some more !!! this is an inspiration!! regards h

hello Alexei

each day i am viewing and learning amazing creatures in TN,
my previous critique was an amazing creature (for me)
and now here anither one, excellent shot of this insect,
with fine, beautiful luminosity, excellent sharpness and details,



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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-07-16 20:34]

Hello Alexei, Thanks for your comments on the picture. This is just brilliant stuff. I think keeping the color of the spider a little difficult one and you have pulled out to be a great one. Thanks for sharing this beauty. Ganesh

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-07-17 1:09]

Hi Alexei

Amazing macro here from you! I must be honest, i think i like this one better than the other one; even if the other one has a nice BG, this one has all the focus on the spider and shows is in such fantastic light and texture.
The colors are superb and the DOF is simply outstanding, keeping everything pin sharp and beautiful.
I also like the delicate contrast here only between the colors on the abdomen, everything else being almost white.
Splendid work in every aspect!

Bravo and TFS

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-07-17 1:15]

Lord indeed!
Amazing macro Dear Alexei, the really scary details of the insect are fully visible with fantastic details. You have very well managed the focus issue. Great shot.

Hi Alex
Fantastic!!! Nothing to critique! Everything is perfect. I agree with Grzegorz.

Another perfectly detailed shot in this series from you!

Great close-up shot. Great details, colours, light, sharpness.
Best wishes,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-17 8:47]

Hello Alexei

A beatiful macro of this spider.
The focus is tack sharp.
Wonderful lighting and vibrant colours.
You have managed to bring us into the realm of this spider.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-07-17 13:01]

Hi Alexei

Wow this is a stunning detailed shot of this spider. It is razor sharp, well exposed and beautifully framed. He is king of that plant



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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-07-17 13:59]

Wow Alexei,
Very impressive capture! The spider is well presented,
very sharp, and well composed picture.. Beautiful colors
..Well done


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-07-17 15:04]
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hello my dear friend
really its perfect macro photo
it looks like a microscopic view
POV, BG, DOF, light, colours, sharpness and details are great

All of your works are great Alexei. I have not seen an image I could critique with anything negative...You are a true master of this work and I'll bet my wages you're just as good or better at your day job!

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-07-17 18:19]
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Hi Alexei...
STUNNING detail. This is an amazing true macro and a joy to see. I can't believe how beautiful you made it look with perfect exposure. The translucent colors are incredible. I really enjoyed this one! Thanks for sharing.

Hi Alexei,
I really like the close crop comp, even with the slight loss in quality..
I think the POV and DOF is perfect, great use of flash to expose all that white with fine details.
Well done.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-07-17 21:50]

Hi Alex!

When I saw the thumbnail, I first was sceptical because it's somehow dangerous to present the same subject twice or even more often. When I opened it at full size I was delighted by a suprising picture, crystal clear and rich of details. The f19 explains the great depth of field. I appreciate this very much because often macro pictures lack of DOF. Moreover, the whole impression the picture transmits is impressive, stunning and amazing. Thet Lord seems even to be the King on his throne...

Kind regards


Hi Alexei,
This is rally incredible macro with amazing details. We have spmetimes trauble to show the eye of a bird. This spider may be smaller than the eye of a bird, however, yoy manage to show us its very small eye very clearly. Bravo. TFS,

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-07-18 5:12]

Hi Alexei
percet image
this is another superb macro shot from you with first class quality!

Amazing sharp shot with superb details, excellent POV and exposure is fine Best rgds Necip

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-07-18 13:42]

Bonjour Alex
IMPRESSIONANT ! Alex tu nous surprendra toujours encore une prise exceptionelle, félicitations.
Amicalement Robi

Hi Alexei, superb macro with fantastic details, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Alexei,
wovv, wonderful macro shot of this beautiful Thomisidae spider with perfect sharp details, excellent focus and POV. It is alos wonderful with its splendid coloration. Thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend my friend

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-07-19 5:49]

Hello Alex,
Impressive Lord on its flowery throne. Best sharpness, excellent composition, fine colours, perfect picture. The Lord looks a little frigthened..was it wondering about the photographer?
Have a nice weekend

Hi Alexei,
Guuuuuaaaaaaauuuu! (a big wow in spanish), this is the most impressive view I´ve seen ever on a crab spider, fills almost all the image. Details are a dream for nature´s lovers and terrific for arachnophobics, ha, ha.
I must to do a correction: spiders are´nt from class Insecta,they belongs to class Arachnida. Insect have 6 legs and body dividen in three parts, spiders have 8 legs and body divided in two parts.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2008-07-19 12:56]

Wow! I must say that I have rarely seen so finely detailed a capture! Superb composition, wonderful PoV

WOW , This is a top class macro :-)
The details are amazing and the colors are good !! I just love closeups of insects and believe that it takes us to a perspective that which cannot see using naked eye and that's the beauty of macro

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-21 6:30]

Hello Alexei, great macro my friend, the dof is great and the sharpness of the details is fantastic, well done again!


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-07-22 7:16]

Hello Alexei,
Excellent macro shot!
Great composition with nice POV,
very good details and nice colours.
Well done!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-07-22 11:09]

Hi Alexei,
Magnificent close up.Details,large DOF,exposure,BG,lighting and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

Im not a big fan of spiders but I am a fan of this photo. It is quite amazing. The details and sharpness are superb and I love the pastel pinks and silver.

Evelynn : )

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-07-22 23:12]

Que voilà une posture originale !
Bonne journée.

Dear Alexei,
a smashingly clear and precise close approach - fantastic!
At first, I even thought the picture was the closely cropped centre of the image you posted before, demonstrating your camera's ultimate resolution and precision.
But of course, it was you deliberately getting closer step by step without changing the angle. Very artistic, extremely precise camera work.
Top level work. Thank you my dear friend.
With all my best wishes from today's pleasantly cool and rainy Vienna,

Hello Alexei.

Espectacular macro-imagen con gran nitidez en la que se le pueden conter todas sus puas a la araña cangrejo.

Jose Luis.

Dear Alexei,
I'm impressed by this macro! Details are amazing and so are those lovely pastel tones of colors which fits this composition so well. Proximity is really stunning! Thanks for sharing this beautiful creature and encounter! Cheers from rainy Quebec!

The FANGS, the eyes, the TINY TINY hairs on its thorax, feet & abdomen.... simply ASTOUNDING details.
Even a professional is not able to produce such artistic photography.
Warm and "VERY" friendly regards,
Mario from Calgary.

Hi Alexei,
A fantastic almost unreal macro of this arachnid. The details of furry legs and its eyes a a delight to see as another marvel of nature. One of the best. TFS. Murray.

Hello Alexei. This tight crop making the Lord looks like a commanding creature from space. Excellent sharp detail and a very good choice to focus manually. Well framed and top quality image delivered. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-07-30 1:13]

It loook more dangerous than it is in reality!
Great work Alex!

hi alexei!
great macro with very good sharpness!
well done!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2008-07-30 13:54]
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Hi Alexei,I've not had time to post here for a while now but I do intend to return when I get the time.
I have to say that this is a very impressive macro.One of, if not THE best spider shot i've seen.
Excellent work,well done!

Hi Alexei

This has got to be one of the most impressive shots I have ever seen. Its an absolutely brilliant image of this tiny spider.
Everything is perfect and the overall effect is awesome.

Superb work my friend, you are a great photographer. I thanks you for share this great work with us.


Hi Alexei,

I missed this AMAZING BEAUTY
Wonderfull composition with Superb colors
Excellent DOF
Perfect POV, scharpness and details

TFS Thijs

Hola Alexei,
Impresionante la captura de esta araña, la nitidez y el detalle son extraordinarios, magnífica la iluminación, gracias por compartir estas obras, saludos
José Ramón

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-08-06 9:19]
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Hello Alexei , Beautifull capture of this spider , great shot ,nicelly composed and sharp great compositie details colours and bg ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

hi Alexei,
what an excellent macro shot!
You can see all the detials of the spider, although it is almost completely white.
Light and (the almost white) colors are great.
TFS Tatjana

fantastic achievement, great macro work, TFS and greetings Ori

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-09-08 20:49]
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Hi Alexei

This is loose hands one of the very best macro spider images ever on the TrekNature site. It is simply WOW material.

Even after the ±55% cropping and considering the spiders size of only ±1cm this shot has amazing/incredible sharp details. The minute features of the spider are exquisitely displayed. The fill-in flash provided excellent exposure results, but one has to acknowledge the fact that you probably had to make the right decisions/adjustments concerning flash compensation. The relative close crop ensured that all attention and focus remained on the spider although there are still sufficient space provided for movement and this took care of a remarkable composition. The colours are stunning – soft yet well defined.

Excellent work MF and TFS.

PS. I won't fall for the "worship" part (chuckle), but as for the "attention and respect" parts this one definitely has my vote of admiration.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-09-09 8:16]

Hi Alexei,

A superb macrocapture,excellent photographing skills,send it in to Minolta,they might reconsider going back in camera's business again,



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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-09-13 9:45]

Hello Alexei,
Perfect capture!
pose, sharpness, colors, background...fantastic!
details are amazing!
great work!

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-09-17 3:08]

Hello Alexei,
Simply amazing shot!
Perfect focus and sharpness!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-10-10 4:34]

WOW!!! Terrific!!
What a fantastic super macro! Really beautiful in spite of the spider, ha,ha! I love also the texture and color of the petal upon which the Misumena vatia or Lord of Roses (good name) is settled.
A wonderful outstanding job, my friend.
Thank you very much for sharing.

Bonjour Alexie.
Magnifique macro, trés belle image.Mes compliments.

HI Alexei,
wow - your crab-spider is fantastic - realy sitting there like on a throne - and this pose - and the hairs everywhere, we can see every little detail, a wonderful shot, thanks, I like it very much ...
Sabine - wishnugaruda

No time, but I had to say something about this beauty...
Hats off!!!!!
Best regards, Felipe.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-02 15:32]

Hello Alexei !
Wow, this one very impressive, specially in the night when I'm about to go sleeping - will be one of the last pictures I have in my head tonight ! :-) But it's really an amazing one. Details and sharpness are incredible, each tiny hair is perfectly clear. All the rest is excellent too - the pose of the spider, the soft colors, the composition, the POV... Very well done !

Oh boy!
What a details!
Stunning shot, as always :)
Bravo Alexei, I'm one of your numerous fans!

Nice shot and impressive pp work, Alexei! Perfet work. Congratulations and TFS!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-13 21:45]

Hi Alex,
wonderful shot of this lord.
beautiful and exciting indeed. Looks like a dangerous monster.
Well composed in special colours.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-17 1:34]

Hi Alex
Waw...fantastic shot of this spider!!!
Excellent sharp details and colors.

Totalmente excelente...saludos

Hi Alexei,
One of the most challenging photo on the whole site. An absolute perfect telemacro, with stunning details on the spider, and very good light management (even the photo might IMHO be a bit darker). I'm not at all surprised that so many people (yes, at that time there was a lot here) liked the image. Fantastic image, hats off to you!
Kind regards, László

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