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Copyright: Monika MvJ (thistle) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1309 W: 74 N: 3014] (9282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4200, Nikkor ED 38-114 F/2.8-4.8
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/332 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-13 2:12
Viewed: 4626
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I haven't been posting much lately because of my final exams. I had to do reasearch, study and so on. Yesterday was the day, everything went very well and now I'm officially a Physicist :-)
Unfortunatelly this mean that now I have a well deserved holidays :-) and becuase of that I will be posting probably even less. I'll try to keep in touch with TN though.

This is quite strange picture, taken a couple of weeks ago. We had one of this quick summer storms and a rainbow after it. I went to the nearby field trying to take some pictures, but the rainbow wasn't very spectacular that day. It was kind of cut and just a small part of bow was visible. So I tried to do something else. I spot this Oak Leaf spider and I thought rainbow will be a lovely BG. The problem was that the spider was swinging on the web because of the wind and hence the picture isn't as sharp as I would like too. The spider wasn't very willing to pose either becuase it have been trying to hide in his shelter and I wanted to shot him sitting on a web. I didn't wanted any other things in FG, just web and a spider, so the BG was well visible.
Anyway, that's the best I could get. Maybe it's not perfect, but I guess it is a bit different than most pictures of spiders I posted so far.

PS. This is my 199th post. I missed my 100th and I will do my best to not miss the 200th. Now I will have to find someting worth to be a 200th post :-)

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Congratulations on your now being a physicist! :)

I really like the way you manage to turn your natural shots into art...

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-07-13 2:38]
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I hope you will be new Nikola Tesla or someone this grade :-) [Yes, I know, Nikola was man :-) but his name was female :-)]. Now, enjoy your holidays as much as you can! I hope you won't forget about TN when you'll find a job!

Back to picture - Spider, sky and rainbow. Hard to find something more characteristic for your work. Great composition, almost allegory :-) Little spider on bridge, under sky and rainbow. Future is bright!

By the way, yesterday I saw another great Snatch-like movie. Check there - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0227984/

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-07-13 2:51]

Hello Monika,
Congratulations on passing your exams.
Congratulations on this shot too!
The spider looks nice and sharp to me,you've managed very well in the windy conditions.
The BG is superb.
Top quality work,very well done!


No no no Taki okaz na TAKIM tle :-)
Brak mi slow - zasluzone duze dwa punkty!!!
Pozdrawiam Malgosia

Congrats on turning a certified Physicist, Monika!
I like your 199th post. It is a wonderful shot with rainbow in the BG.
Enjoy your well-earned holiday and take care.

Hi Monika !
This is an awesome shot ! Excellent composition and POV,and awonderful BG. This dark sky with rainbow is stunning, so beautiful ! Details and colors are also very good. Very well sone !
Congratulations for having finished your exams succesfully - I hope you will enjoy your summer, but also that you will still post some photos on TN, as often as you can ! I really love all of your pictures ! :-)

Hi Monika,
Very nice picture. I can see the rainbow in the background. Good sharpness and POV. Congratulation once more for your graduation.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-13 4:25]

Hello Monika,
Magnificent close up.Rainbow at BG is great.Well cought,framed and composed.Excellent work!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-07-13 5:04]

A spider, his web, and the rainbow!! Well done Monika! All show up good.

And CONGRATULATIONS! You are now a Physicist. that is great. Hacve a well-earned holiday, and we'll see you back here soon, BRAVO!

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-07-13 5:16]

Hi Monika,
Nice macro shot, excellent details on both the spider and the web. The rainbow in the backround really finishes the shot. Very well done and TFS.

Beautiful, artistic and clever! Have you got any more talents you haven't told us about. :-) Congratulations on passing your exams and best of luck with your future.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-13 6:22]

Beautiful and interesting shot ! I like the spider pose and the rainbow in the soft BG... Congratulations Monika and thank you for sharing picture and note which give to me enjoyment.

Congratulations Monika! You deserved relax time:-)

This is a great shot with the news from you... Spider and the rainbow! I think the spider points you, rainbow points graduation on the picture :-)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-13 7:39]

Hello Monika,
congratulations on your achivement and enjoy your vacation.
I will miss your wonderful photos and honest comments, and look forward for your return.
Have a greatr summer...Sky

Hello Monika, excllent colosup, perfect details, Bg, POV DOF Perfect colors and a very crisp photo, Great Job, TFS Kyle


A very well composed and detailed pic. The OOF BG with the rainbow is very well planned and carried out. Your POV, Lighting and sharpness of the subject are great. TFS,

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-13 8:56]

Hi Monika,
Firstly, congratulations on becoming a Physicist, excellent news and a great achievement. Enjoy your holiday, you deserve it. Don't forget to pack your camera ;-)

Great shot, beautifully framed against that rainbow. Good detail, excellent light and colours. Perfect exposure, enough to include detail in the web without making it stand out too much. Great work!

Bonjour Monika
C'est une très belle présentation et une belle prise en macro avec cette belle araignée qui glisse sur son fil,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition et merveilleux BG.
Au revoir et félicitation ....JP

Hello Monika,
this is very nice macro with great colours, lighting and sharpness/POV. Very good composition. Thank you for posting.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-13 11:22]

Hi Monika,
Congratulation for the end of your studies. Lovely shot of this spider against a rainbow! The blured bg can be imagined and create a great atmosphere!
Best regards in your new stautus.
José M.

HI Monika,
Firstly a huge congratulations on passing your Exams.

The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. The DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and nicely framed.
Thanks for posting, have a great end to the week and a fantastic well deserved holiday MF ;).

hi monika
magnifique ce cliché d'araignée dans sa toile avec en prime l'arc en ciel.
tres beau travail.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-07-13 14:50]

Hello Monika , A Very good shot , good compositie colours details and the background , very good ,and Congratulations and fine holiday , Greetings Teunie .

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-07-13 15:24]

great shot Monika and congratulations.

I think the rainbow really makes the shot for me. otherwise it is just a spider in an untidy web!


Hello Monika,
What amaizing image, I love the perfect composition with the rainbow in BG,; simple and beautiful. The spider don´t have great details; but the whole picture is really nice.

Hi Monica,
Congrats on your new title. That is quite an accomplishment!
I love the composition here. Beautiful colors and quality light on the spider. Detail is very sharp. The OOF backround with the rainbow really makes the shot.

  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-14 2:53]

Hi Monika,

Great composition of this rainbowspider,well seen and captured,



Perfekcyjne w kazdym detalu!!!
Znakomita ostrosc, GO, kolory i ekspozycja.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-14 16:59]

A very lovely picture, Ms. Physicist :)
Indeed, the rainbow is a very nice BG. The colors are also vey nice and the POV and framing are excellent.
Enjoy your holidays and hope to see the 200th post soon. Looking forward for it ;)

Witaj Moniko!
Najpierw gratulacje z okazji ukonczenia studiow :)
A pajaczek jak zwykle sliczny. I ta tecza jeszcze... Cudne :)

Hi Monika and Congratulations are in order!!
And congrats in advance on your new 350D and the almost 200 mark ;) As someone else has said, you have always brought a good measure of artful work to TN, and made a great contribution..
Very well done.

Excellent capture I love the soft background on this one, the rainbow really adds to this creepy crawlie. Congratulation on your physicist examine. :)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-07-20 8:33]

Hi Monika.
You managed to make something that is impracticable. So has much held in this picture. Certainly, a spider, both a rainbow, and a substantial background and so on. Technically the picture is practically faultless. Bravo and TFS.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-07-22 5:28]

Excellent picture Monika. This really has your signature on it. The rainbow is great! Well done & TFS!


Very good picture, lovely colours and composition, well done!

Hi Monika,

This photo is really good and so nice to look at! The rainbow behind the spider makes this shot magical. You had an astonish timing! Great work! Congratulations for your diploma and take care! TFS,

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-08-02 14:16]
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Hello Monika, I missed this one! Lovely rainbow in the BG, you can start a theme soon :-) I love the composition and the lighting is excellent, very well done. Is this the last from the Nikon?

hi monika, my favourite physicist -
did you know, that chemists and physicists are actually enemies? *lol*
now that you´re university time is over, what will be next?
get a job as a photographer? :-)
how did i miss this great shot?! a garden spider climbing to
the end of the rainbow and finding the pot of gold...
excellent composition and pov, perfectly sharp and against a
superb dark bg with the rainbow.
very well seen & captured, thorsten.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-03-19 9:37]

it's a great shot! outstanding BG. very well done. tfs

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