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Cobwebs 1

Cobwebs 1
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Copyright: David Gumprich (Refugee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3317 W: 415 N: 7009] (25554)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-20
Categories: Nature
Camera: Olympus C-760 UZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dew Drops on Spider Web, North Esk Fog [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-05 15:44
Viewed: 2873
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another morning of extreme fog in Launceston but still sufficient light to capture the dew on the cobwebs. This photo was taken two months after I purchased the camera. Hand held, non macro just zoom.

Tech Talk:
Exposure time 1/100 s
F-number f/3.2
ISO speed ratings 64
Date/time original 20/09/2004 7:07:40 AM
Focal length 10.9 mm

PP Work... resized from the original 2048x1536. Adjusted contrast, sharpened and framed.

A rich person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.

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Hi David, Really nice photo you have here. I especially like the sharpness on the water drops.
Thanks for sharing,

NATURE'S DIAMONDS, very nice dof, lovely, thanx, M, (*_*)

bonjour david
tres joli cliché.
jacques brel voulait offrir des perles de pluie venues d'un pays ou il ne pleut pas.ce doit etre l'australie .

Hi David,
phantastic shot, like diamonds and pearls.
Excellent sharpness and a romantic atmosphere, I like it so much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

David, a this is a compliment! Fantastic close up
good angle and sharpness ! TFS

Nice shot. I like the water drops and their reflections.

Hi David,
WOW! WOW! WOW! I'm speechless! Extremely wonderful web, with fantastic DOF showing 3D structure of it! I love tight crop here and the blurry background popping out the web. Great shot! tfs


P.S. Thoughts in bold ending your notes are fantastic. So wise! Thank you!

THis is beautiful , David!
So fragile and fresh!
Great moment and presentation, thanks for sharing, Karina:)

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2006-04-05 16:41]

This is the best example for a perfect use of The DOF!
The detail is wonderful!


P.S I haven't told you yet, but your quotes are always very interesting! Every time I open a picture from yours it's always a pleasent surprise, thank you!

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  • kateb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 486 W: 147 N: 338] (2991)
  • [2006-04-05 17:06]

Very effective, the range of sizes of water drops gives it added interest. If this was my photo, I might be tempted to crop it slightly to shift the balance, but I'm not quite sure which way! Nice photo.

Perfect picture. Very sharp en a good compo
Well done.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-04-05 18:37]

Oh David the dew on the cobwebs looks quite stunning - like glass pearls... Good job,

Very nice detailed droplets hanging off the web, good dof and soft colours.. well done


Wow! Utterly fantastic, the center drops look like crystal grapes! Very clear images, great colors and DOF, it is as if the dew decorated Mrs Spider's home with diamonds. TFS,

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-04-06 6:37]

Hi David,
Very nice photo of this web with all the water drops on it. I like the natural framing with the V of the branch, the excellent DOF and the great colors. Very well done.

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2006-04-06 12:34]

Hi Dave
One of your Dutch friends to reconfirm that this is grant! Great closeup. Thanks and take care,

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
  • [2006-04-06 14:10]

Lovely shot David, sharp, well composed and stands out really well against the background.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Dave,

With extreme fog comes extreme detail... :))
Absolutely stunning with great DOF! Great work for someone who had a camera for only two months... :)
Well done, my friend!


Hi David, amazing clarity and capture of transparency. Very interesting composition. Plenty of details to discover. Love it.

PERFECT ! See you on TL, Marie-José

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-04-08 3:25]

Woweee... Great capture...sorry I havent been to see you on here for a few photos... but im here now...
This is amazing, could stare at it for ages.. like little crystals...
I lovely photo David..
Thanks for sharing the beauty of this.

Fantastic close-up, lovely tight composition focusing on the main feature, the dew drops and web, which I must say are impressive. The look like a string of see through pearls! Great job David.

P.S. Thank you for your kind comments.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-04-08 6:14]

I love the sharpness on the water drops.Excellent sharpness and a romantic atmosphere.Very well done.

We can find beauty in literally the smallest things. Good for you, for looking for these things.

Wonderful shot, David!
Gayle :)

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2006-04-08 10:05]

Hi David,

I adored the necklace of drops of that spider
she is a very fine spider, it uses drops
to decorate.
Beautiful visual, I adored that here!


Hi David,

Well spotted, very nice subject. Would prefer a bigger DOF to get more of the drops in focus. Dunno how much you can adjust with that camera, but at 1/100 and ISO 64 it seems that you had some room to increase DOF.


Excellent photo David, using the DOF to great effect. The photo has a 3D feel to it, with some of the drops appearing to come through the screen. Unusual, and effective, POV too.

10/10 my friend you have done a beautiful piece of work here.

Hi David, so many new good shots of yours. Like this one. I like your leaving the bud at the bottom (which at first sight I would have wanted ti crop). But it indicates the arrival of spring. Well done.

Hi David,
this is the kind of photo I rally like and I really admire. Very good composition and sharpness. You just want to reach out your hand and touch it :-) And I agree with Sabine - it creates a really romantic atmosphere. tfs


hi David,
brilliant work! Lovely diverse details captured here.
Well done. Best regards, Daniel :)

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  • valari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 948 W: 102 N: 395] (4105)
  • [2006-06-20 12:59]

Super photo,
I like the great sharpness with all the details of this gossamer with this softness of the lighting, the colors and this great droppers of water.

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  • jacobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 597 W: 28 N: 650] (4739)
  • [2006-11-04 14:23]

It's stange but I did'nt see this before.
Very nice shot. Nice to see all this small drops on the cobwebs shining like jewels. Yow captured here the wet atmosfere and dew very well.

Hi David,
Another amazing macro shot with fantastic colors contrast and a romantic atmosphere.
I'm adding it to my "Dew Drops on Spider Web" group theme.

Good work,

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2008-02-20 23:06]

hi David
another great Cobwebs shot
so beautiful

You know I remember commenting on ALOT of these and my comments are not there anymore! INSANITY!!...oh well... I like this one alot David!

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