© Stanley J. Contrades


Mary K. Robison 12/19/2004 12:11:50 AM

Amazing capture and colors, and the composition is superb, Stan! I'm pretending it's plastic! #197573

S J 12/19/2004 12:38:28 AM

Terrific capture and presentation, Stan! Beautiful colors, lighting and neat vertical framing! Love it! #985819

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/19/2004 12:43:36 AM

This is an awesome perspective!! Great image Stan!!! #985823

Carolina K. Smith 12/19/2004 12:45:55 AM

I love the angle of the web, Stan! Nice capture :) #985827

Allan L. Whitehead 12/19/2004 3:18:33 AM

Eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww, a spider. Marvelous capture and fascinating composition, Stanley, but, Eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww, a spider. Very well done, my dear friend - your good friend. My best wishes to you and your family during this festive season - your good friend, Allan #985907

Donald K. Cherry 12/19/2004 4:01:27 AM

Fantastic macro shot, Stan!! Nice work! #985963

Tom Andersen 12/19/2004 4:03:36 AM

I love the perspective on this image, Stan! Very nice work! #985967

Wally Orlowsky 12/19/2004 4:31:52 AM

Awesome catch of this beauty, Stan ... the blue BG really compliments his color and markings. #985998

Patty Razonable 12/19/2004 5:24:52 AM

You invaded his territory! LOL!! Excellent capture and BG!! #986046

Kelly Abernathy 12/19/2004 6:05:11 AM

This is terrific Stan! Great color - such a unique and wonderful comp! Crystal clear - this is so well done! Wonderful! -K #986114

William C. Raco 12/19/2004 6:13:55 AM

Excellent perspective, detail and color.
Very well done, Stan!!

bill #986127

Bonnie C. Lackey 12/19/2004 6:16:44 AM

Looks like a bejeweled ring! What an amazing capture! #986131

Janet L. Skinner 12/19/2004 6:38:04 AM

WOW, looks like he built a web over an ocean!! Beautiful, Stan!!!!! #986177

Patricia A. Kuniega 12/19/2004 7:10:33 AM

This is truly awesome, Stan! And I don't throw that word around like a teenager! LOL This is simply one of the finest macros I've seen in a long time! I'll bet the farm that we'll see this one again, and again! You have a lot to be proud of with this magnificant photo! #986258

Nobu Nagase 12/19/2004 7:44:53 AM

Oh My, this is so scary... making me feel like I am right in the middle of a virtual reality game...

Outstanding image, Stan!!!
The color, the clarity, the compostion, just excellent!!! #986359

Terry R. Hatfield 12/19/2004 9:31:39 AM

Its A Real Winner Stan, That Prespective Is Super,Love The Color And Detail,Just Everything Is Superb:-) #986526

Deborah C. Lewinson 12/19/2004 10:24:57 AM

Outstanding image, Stan, ditto Terry on this!

-Debby #986582

Dale Gast 12/19/2004 10:39:39 AM

This is outstanding, Stan!!! Very creative! #986594

Stanley J. Contrades 12/19/2004 12:27:22 PM

Happy Holidays, everyone!! This image is something I have been trying to shoot for months. These spiders show up all over the place here but are difficult to shoot because they are always facing you and their backs within a space between the web and wall, railing, whatever, is a mere few inches apart. This one was about 7 feet up and six inches or so from the garage wall, and thankfully the center pole of the tripod can be mounted horizontally to shoot straight up and the web is a rather large one. I don't think the spider is fully matured, and there is another that is just a baby, maybe 1/4 inch in diameter about three feet off the garage floor!
You are all very much appreciated with your kind and generous responses! Thank You!, Mary; Sanjay; Donna; Carolina; Allan (I just knew you were going to eeewwwwwww me (LOL!)); Donald; Hi, Tom!; Wally; Patty; Kelly; bill; Bonnie; Janet (I kept a close eye on him as I was ready in case he jumped!!); Patricia (It's taken me long enough to get a 'handle' on this!); Nobi; Terry; Debby and Dale! Hope you are all having a wonderful day and have a great Christmas week!
Much Aloha,
Stan #986716

Marcie A. Fowler 12/20/2004 5:49:13 AM

What a fantastically creative perspective Stan. You are a brave man. You captured this creepy critter very well. I tend to agree with Allan . . . Eeeewwwww a spider!! #987633

Janet Detota 12/20/2004 9:57:43 AM

Excellent capture and presentation!! #988212

Stanley J. Contrades 12/20/2004 10:07:26 AM

Hi, Marcie! I don't know about brave, but my neighbor, a policewoman, was watching me 'shoot' this, so I had 'protection', so to speak (LOL!)!! Thank you for your kind response!
Thank You!, too, Janet! This was kind of a "Eureka!" for me, but the contortions to get it photographed was probably more comical!! I'm glad my neighbor didn't have her camera :-)!
Thanks very much once again, ladies!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #988241

Elisabeth A. Gay 12/20/2004 4:01:24 PM

This is awesome Stan!!!
Ann #988555

Patricia Marroquin 12/23/2004 12:08:22 AM

Ohmygod. The angle and perspective on this are awesome! It looks like a digital creation, though I know it's not. This better win big! Congrats, Stan! #992808

Stanley J. Contrades 12/23/2004 12:15:47 AM

Thanks very much, Ann, and I appreciate your taking the time out to comment, especially during this busy week!! Hope your Holidays are wonderful!
Thank you, too, Patricia!! Nope, not a digital creation but I kept my eyes on this fella every moment I was looking up at it!! I've never seen one jump on anyone, but I wasn't taking any chances, especially looking at those pincers (LOL!)!! Have a very Merry Christmas!!
Much Aloha to you both,
Stan #992825

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 12/25/2004 10:46:09 AM

Absolutely beautiful Stan, I just love it!

Happy Holidays
Linnea #995890

Stanley J. Contrades 12/26/2004 2:54:44 PM

As always I appreciate your support and kind comments, Linnea! Hope your Christmas was a wonderful one!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #997118

Karma Wilson 12/27/2004 2:21:45 PM

Wow, I missed this one! Absolutely perfect composition and focus Stan, not to mention the gorgeous color. If this does't win the three blind mice are the mysterious judges!

(This is not a slam on our fantastic judges--who try so hard every month to choose the best pics out of 15,000 entries...hee hee hee!)

Karma #998587

Stanley J. Contrades 12/27/2004 4:26:07 PM

Too funny, Karma, and I appreciate your stopping in with your response!! We'll see how this does in just a couple weeks, but I was so excited to see the result and am very happy with the outcome! Thank You very much for your confidence!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #998689

Audrea Telkamp 1/7/2005 8:29:25 PM

WOW WOW WOW Stan!! I missed this outstanding image before (sorry about that!). This is absolutely amazing - the perspective, the color, the clarity, the DOF, the mood, EVERYTHING is perfect!! #1021478

Mary K. Robison 1/17/2005 11:25:56 PM


Stanley J. Contrades 1/17/2005 11:31:43 PM

Thank You!, Audrea, for your very kind response for which I am grateful!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1040635

Stanley J. Contrades 1/17/2005 11:34:06 PM

Thank You! once again, Mary!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1040646

Kip T. Berger 1/17/2005 11:38:46 PM

Congratulations on the finalist Stan!!! #1040658

ilana peled 1/18/2005 12:40:02 AM

Great picture Stan ! Congratulations. #1040867

Patricia Marroquin 1/18/2005 1:03:12 AM

This image is amazing! Congrats, Stan, I know this will go very high! :-) #1040940

Patty Razonable 1/18/2005 2:02:32 AM

CONGRADULATIONS, Stan on this sensational image!!!! #1041092

Allan L. Whitehead 1/18/2005 4:40:24 AM

Stanley, whu am I not surprized, eh… my very dear friend, congratulations on all four of your finalist selections. Well done, and good luck in the next step - your dear friend, Allan #1041735

Cathy Gregor 1/18/2005 4:56:28 AM

Stan- Congrats on your finalist!
-cathy #1041844

Paul Michko 1/18/2005 5:08:01 AM

Congrats, Stan. #1041930

Dale Ann Cubbage 1/18/2005 6:58:26 AM

Congrats on this great finalist!

da #1042820

Patricia A. Kuniega 1/18/2005 7:12:41 AM

Oh, I forgot all about this exquisite image! I'm betting we haven't seen the last of this one! It's a walking diamond! Good luck, Stan! #1042905

Marie Fields 1/18/2005 7:54:40 AM

Congratulations, Stan! AWESOME image!!! #1043200

Murry Grigsby 1/18/2005 7:59:58 AM

Congrats and good luck Stan! #1043237

Donald K. Cherry 1/18/2005 9:01:39 AM

Congrats and good luck with this great image!! #1043657

Eric Schneider 1/18/2005 9:08:38 AM

This is a truly wicked photo( in the Harry Potter, British sense) Congrats and wishing you luck #1043711

Karen Engelbreth 1/18/2005 9:45:35 AM

Congratulations, Stan! #1043853

Lucia De Giovanni 1/18/2005 10:19:32 AM

Congratulations Stan! This is awesome! #1043971

Dan Holm 1/18/2005 10:45:02 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible FINALIST, Stan!! #1044085

Stanley J. Contrades 1/18/2005 11:01:24 AM

My CONGRATULATIONS and heartfelt thanks to you who have always been very supportive, and gracious, with your comments on my images. I am very grateful and happy, too, that you continue to enjoy my work!
Thank you, Kip, Ilana, Patricia M., Patty, Allan, Cathy, Paul, Dale Ann, Patricia K., Marie, Murry, Donald, Eric, Karen, Lucia, and Dan!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1044161

Elisabeth A. Gay 1/18/2005 11:37:18 AM

Well this is a well deserved finalist - good luck in the next round Stan!! And congratulations,
Ann #1044343

Colette M. Metcalf 1/18/2005 12:49:40 PM

Congratulations to you Stan!!!! #1044657

Debra Booth 1/18/2005 3:39:54 PM

Excellent capture, Stan! Your title and the thumbnail conspired to fool me though. I was expecting to see a diamond ring! LOL! Good luck to you! #1045323

Stanley J. Contrades 1/18/2005 4:04:46 PM

Many thanks to you Ann and Colette for your wonderful comments that are always valued!
Thank you Debra, and it was more of a threat than a proposal (LOL!)!
Thank you once again, Ladies!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1045441

Claudia Kuhn 1/18/2005 4:20:19 PM

THis is so great Stan, good luck in the next round and congrats!! #1045468

Donna J. Eaton 1/18/2005 4:30:41 PM

Look OUT! He's going to get you! I hope he gets you a win! :-) #1045503

Diane Addonizio 1/18/2005 4:57:07 PM

Congratulations, Stan !!! #1045615

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 1/18/2005 5:21:02 PM

Great job Stan!
Congrats on this gorgeous finalist!

Best wishes
Linnea #1045716

Deborah C. Lewinson 1/18/2005 5:53:13 PM

Congrats again, Stan!!

Best wishes,
Debby #1045916

Kathleen Clemons 1/18/2005 6:37:26 PM

Congrats, Stan! #1046149

Nobu Nagase 1/18/2005 6:38:49 PM

Congratulations on your finalist for this great work, great image, Stan!!!
Best wishes for the next round. #1046153

Jennifer Rennison 1/18/2005 6:41:41 PM

WOW, Stan, this is an amazing image! Congratulations on your finalist and hope to see this one again!! #1046168

Paula Showen 1/18/2005 7:12:25 PM

OUTSTANDING!!! What a fantastic macro and the composition is excellent! Way to go, Stan!! Congratulations and good luck! #1046342

Stanley J. Contrades 1/18/2005 7:34:16 PM

Thank you so very much, Claudia, Donna, DIANE, Linnea, Debby, Kathleen, Nobi, Jennifer and Paula! Your wonderful comments are appreciated and mean a great deal to me! Thank you all once again!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1046501

Terry R. Hatfield 1/18/2005 8:04:07 PM

Hey Stan!No Surprise Here:-)Congratulations My Friend!! #1046654

Phil Sauvey 1/18/2005 8:10:16 PM


Congrats my friend on your finalist! Wonderful photograph. #1046685

S J 1/18/2005 9:43:48 PM

Many congratulations on this terrific finalist, Stan!! #1046873

Stanley J. Contrades 1/18/2005 10:27:50 PM

Thank You, gentlemen, for your confidence and generosity! This was a fun shot, though spiders are not my cup of tea by an stretch of the imagination!! Thanks again, Terry, Phil, and Sanjay ... much appreciate!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1046918

Robert Goodman 1/19/2005 3:29:23 AM

A big Congratulations to you Stan!!!!! #1047071

Ellen Peach 1/19/2005 8:07:29 AM

Outstanding image, Stan....congrats & best of luck in the finals! #1047919

Sharon Day 1/19/2005 8:15:06 AM

Big congratulations on this awesome finalist shot, Stan!!! This one is just outstanding! #1047956

Lisa Pereira 1/19/2005 11:45:48 AM

Congratulations Stan on this incredible shot! THIS IS OUTSTANDING and has winner written …or rather ….webbed all over it! :)
Best of Luck my friend!

Stanley J. Contrades 1/19/2005 4:39:44 PM

Many thanks to you, Robert, Ellen, Sharon, and Lisa! I appreciate your time and effort to stop by and respond! Hope you are all keeping warm and safe and best of luck in the next stage as well!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1048860

Janet Detota 1/19/2005 8:12:53 PM

Congratulations on this amazing capture! #1049263

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 1/20/2005 1:58:46 AM

Absolutely beautiful Stan!
Congrats on your win!

Best wishes
Linnea #1049558

Gianna Stadelmyer 1/20/2005 1:59:29 AM

Congratulations on your win, Stan! (Even though this gives me the chills:-) Well done and the blue BG really sets it off. #1049562

Jordi Delgado 1/20/2005 2:04:43 AM

Congratulation for this terrific WINNER, Stan!!!

:-)) #1049580

Donna Roberts 1/20/2005 2:09:08 AM

I have a smile from here to Hawaii wide since I have seen your name as a winning entry.
Very well deserved Stan and I truly wish you all the best.
Donna (from "downunder") #1049590

S J 1/20/2005 2:14:14 AM

Many CONGRATULATIONS on your second place win, Stan!! #1049600

ilana peled 1/20/2005 2:22:47 AM

Halleluja !!! congratulations !!! #1049611

Judy S. Fung 1/20/2005 2:56:20 AM

Congrats on your second place win, Stan! #1049682

Paul C. Gazzanigo 1/20/2005 3:00:08 AM

Congratulations! #1049696

Janet L. Skinner 1/20/2005 3:19:17 AM

Congratulations, Stan!!!!!!!!!! #1049758

Joy Brown 1/20/2005 3:42:52 AM

Congratulations on this great winner, Stan! #1049813

Deborah C. Lewinson 1/20/2005 4:04:45 AM

Hearty congrats on your win, Stan!

-Debby #1049878

Tom Andersen 1/20/2005 4:06:08 AM

Congratulations on your win, Stan! #1049888

Wally Orlowsky 1/20/2005 4:30:29 AM

Congratulations on this stunning winner, Stan! #1050021

Janet Detota 1/20/2005 4:32:27 AM

Way to go, Stan! Aloha!! #1050030

Roseann E. Dreasher 1/20/2005 4:49:57 AM

Congrats on a fabulous image!!! #1050087

Paul Michko 1/20/2005 4:50:30 AM

Stan, Congratulations on a terrific win. #1050089

Robert Goodman 1/20/2005 4:56:33 AM

Fantastic Stan,A big Congratulations!!!!! #1050112

Colette M. Metcalf 1/20/2005 5:11:51 AM

Congratulations to you Stan!!!! #1050142

Cathy Gregor 1/20/2005 5:28:49 AM

Fantastic image, Stan! Congratulations on your win!
-cathy #1050240

Lucia De Giovanni 1/20/2005 5:35:59 AM

Whoohoo!!!! I am so very happy for you Stan, this image rocks! Congratulations my friend, awesome work! #1050270

Claudia Kuhn 1/20/2005 5:53:04 AM

Congratulations Stan, love this one! #1050371

Judith G. Secco 1/20/2005 6:14:46 AM

Wonderful macro, STan. Congratulations!!!
Judy #1050466

Karen Engelbreth 1/20/2005 6:20:46 AM

Congrats on your win, Stan! #1050487

Eric Schneider 1/20/2005 6:55:59 AM

I think that was about the longest thread I have ever scrolled through...??? My fingers are almost too tired to say " BIG ALOHA and Congrats to STAN the man" We meet again in the 2nd place winners circle.
This is awesome! Winning and seeing others win.... #1050642

Murry Grigsby 1/20/2005 7:14:41 AM

Congratulations on your win Stan! #1050729

Allan L. Whitehead 1/20/2005 7:35:09 AM

Even though this is a spider (Eeeewwww) Stanley, congratulations on this magnificent win, it's very richly deserved, my very dear friend - your dear friend, Allan #1050821

Charlene Bayerle 1/20/2005 7:39:56 AM

Congratulations Stan...well deserved!!! #1050851

Marie Fields 1/20/2005 7:45:11 AM

Congratulations, Stan!!! #1050878

Kathleen Clemons 1/20/2005 8:07:56 AM

Congrats to you, Stan! #1050996

Sharon Day 1/20/2005 8:33:56 AM

Fantastic image, Stan!!! Big congratulations! #1051153

Jane Summa 1/20/2005 8:34:25 AM

Congratulations, Stan!!!! have a wonderful day!!! #1051155

Audrea Telkamp 1/20/2005 8:47:11 AM

Congratulations Stan!!!!!!!!! #1051206

Donald K. Cherry 1/20/2005 9:23:13 AM

Congrats, Stan!! Well done my friend!! #1051289

Dan Holm 1/20/2005 9:37:53 AM

Yea, Stan!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! #1051307

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 1/20/2005 10:01:16 AM

Terrific winner Stan!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! #1051359

Terry R. Hatfield 1/20/2005 10:40:15 AM

Yeah Stan!!!!!What A Awesome Winner Congratulations To You!!!!!!! #1051467

Patricia A. Kuniega 1/20/2005 11:51:16 AM

Well if there ever was a photo that deserved a prize, it's this one! While I despise spiders, I love this image. It's top notch, Stan! Congratulations!! #1051610

Monika Sapek 1/20/2005 12:19:52 PM

Great macro and colors! Many congratulations on your Second Place Win, Stan!

Donna J. Eaton 1/20/2005 12:21:07 PM

A big congrats to you Stan!!! Well done! :-) #1051644

Jim Kinnunen 1/20/2005 3:28:59 PM

Congratulations on this very well done image, Stan!!! I love the DOF, colors, details and subject!!! #1052042

Stanley J. Contrades 1/20/2005 3:57:00 PM

Got my fingers all warmed up from all the Congratulatory responses I've made and am ready for all of your generous responses to this image! My very heartfelt and most appreciative Thank You's to you, Janet, Linnea, Jan, Jordi, Donna R., Sanjay, Ilana, Judy, Paul, Janet S., Joy, Debby, Tom, Wally, Janet D., RED, Paul, Robert, Colette, Cathy, Lucia, Claudia, Judy, Karen E., Eric, Murry, Allan, Charlene, Marie F., Kathleen, Sharon D., Jane, Audrea, Donald, Dan, Adilson, Terry, Patricia K. , Monika, Donna E., and Jim!! All of you make this such a wonderful place to gather, learn, and exchange thoughts and ideas, which also makes this the best photo site on the net!
The word Aloha has so many meanings and I extend it to all of you with much good feelings and thanks for your continued support and kindnesses! Congratulations to everyone!
With much warmth and Aloha,
Stan #1052097

Gail Vitikacs 1/20/2005 4:01:58 PM

Takes my breath away! You outdid yourself on this one Stanley....CONGRATULATIONS!!!! #1052110

Patty Razonable 1/20/2005 4:20:59 PM

Right on!! Stan, 'da man!!! LOL!! Congratulations on your win with this fantastic detailed image!!! #1052157

Debra Booth 1/20/2005 4:34:46 PM

Congratulations, Stan!! #1052189

Pu Chen 1/20/2005 4:44:44 PM

Such a cool shot, Stan! Love the shot and the story came with it! Great way to put it into action :) Congratulations! #1052210

Jennifer Rennison 1/20/2005 5:12:41 PM

So glad to see this in the winners circle...truly an amazing image!!! Congratulations on your second place win!! #1052249

Stanley J. Contrades 1/20/2005 5:28:20 PM

I appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity, Gail, Patty, Debra, Pu, and Jennifer, and thank you very much for taking the time to stop by and respond!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1052268

Darren K. Fisher 1/20/2005 5:51:45 PM

WOW awesome capture, and great use of the blue foam board. Congrats on your win. #1052311

Paula Showen 1/20/2005 7:01:57 PM

LOVE IT, STAN!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! What an outstanding image!!! #1052377

William C. Raco 1/20/2005 7:47:09 PM

Wow, what a great photo!
Excellent win, Stan!

bill #1052449

Stanley J. Contrades 1/20/2005 8:45:13 PM

Darren, Paula, and bill, Thank You! I truly value your support and generosity!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1052524

Phil Sauvey 1/20/2005 9:18:27 PM

Stan, congrats my friend. It is a pleasure to be sharing a great day with such a nice friend. I was just shocked!! Anyhow, congrats on your photo and thanks for all of your help and comments!

Your friend in downtown Alaska!

Stanley J. Contrades 1/20/2005 9:21:36 PM

Thank you very much, Phil! These types of surprises are always great aren't they, and congratulations on your win, too, my friend!! Will talk to you soon!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1052550

Wanda Judd 1/21/2005 8:12:20 AM

Stan, your work is absolutely amazing..and You have to be the "master" of titles...Ilove this. #1053652

Kip T. Berger 1/21/2005 3:20:34 PM

Wonderful capture Stan! Congratulations on your win! :) #1054459

Evy Johansen 1/21/2005 11:48:09 PM

Big congratulations on your win with this wonderful image, Stan! #1055252

Nobu Nagase 1/22/2005 9:59:57 AM

This is so fantastic, Stan, that it has placed the second place. It could might as well be the first. It's such a great image.
Many many congratulations, Stan!!! #1056456

Leonard Pierce 1/23/2005 7:31:10 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win Stan!!! #1059077

Arya Bandyopadhyay 1/25/2005 10:37:15 PM

Congrats, Stan!! Sorry being late!! #1063456

Stanley J. Contrades 1/25/2005 10:43:20 PM

Many thanks, Wanda, Kip, Evy, Novi, Len, and Arya, for taking the time to stop in and comment! I appreciate it very much. Trying to catch up after being away for a few days!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1063463

Karen Bacon 1/26/2005 3:49:38 AM

Congratulations Stan on this awesome image!! #1063769

Kathleen N. Nelson 1/30/2005 1:37:41 PM

Wow, Stan! I've been out of town and just came across this photo. It is so awesome. I love the way the web leads into the spider and the blue you used as the background. This little guy looks pretty tough and scary. I'm glad you guys didn't get into it. It's photos like this whether looking at someone else's success or, in your case, your own success, that makes this passion of photography that we all share so worth it. #1073448

Stanley J. Contrades 1/30/2005 1:48:00 PM

Many thanks to you Karen, and Kathleen! This little guy is pretty big now and I'm not about to mess with him and he's still there after all this time! Your comments are always much appreciated, ladies! Thanks again!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1073452

Nancy Grace Chen 2/1/2005 12:11:28 AM

VERY cool perspective, Stan... I feel like I'm right on the web with him! The foamboard was a great touch, too... this probably the best spider on its web macro I've seen. A late congrats to you on your excellent winning photo!!

Nancy #1076198

Stanley J. Contrades 2/1/2005 11:31:15 AM

Hi, Nancy! Thanks very much for your kind comments! Am going to try a different approach on this guy being that he's still 'hanging' around in the carport! Will try to see if I can get a different perspective!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1077329

Rob Mesite 2/3/2005 2:28:17 PM

Stunning shot! #1081901

Stanley J. Contrades 2/4/2005 5:40:30 PM

Thanks, Rob, I appreciate it!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1084206

Peggy Wolff 2/10/2005 7:17:08 AM

What an amazing shot! This photo was displayed when I signed on, I had not seen it yet. I really need to go see the winners from Dec! Congrats on your very deserved shot! #1095484

Stanley J. Contrades 2/10/2005 4:00:23 PM

Hi, Peggy! I very much appreciate your stopping in as well as your wonderful response! Thank You!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1096149

Fax Sinclair 9/23/2005 11:14:43 AM

Aloha Stan, Just hopped over to your gallery. Wow! Love the grouping of plummies -- each shot is fabulous and together -- heaven.
Burning bush is wonderful and hard to capture.
But I had to comment here. I love these Gsrden Spiders because they stay put! No jumping! This is the girl. The males are about one tenth the size. Great shot! #1870972

Jill Odice 11/16/2005 5:38:59 PM

This is so cool Stan, Great job :-) #2085110

Stanley J. Contrades 11/16/2005 11:31:44 PM

Thank you, Ladies, and I appreciate your kind and generous responses!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2085700

Noel Baebler 6/27/2006 8:03:38 AM

Just saw this, Stan! Terrific angle on this guy and web! #2956853

Stanley J. Contrades 6/30/2006 7:52:35 PM

Thank you very much for taking the time to visit, Noel, and I am grateful for your thoughtfulness and kind comments!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2972375

Stephen Zacker 7/25/2006 5:10:51 AM

Stunning capture and colors. Congratulations #3075218

Jill Odice 7/27/2006 11:41:13 AM

I missed this one ! Very beautiful imahge Stan! Where have you been? I need a fix of your goorgeous flower images! :-) #3090656

Stanley J. Contrades 7/29/2006 8:21:13 PM

Thanks very much for taking the time to stop in a comment, Stephen and Jill, and I appreciate it as always!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3100169

Karen Slagle 9/6/2006 7:20:12 PM

I love this, Stan. The blue bg is magnificent against the spider with it's yellow and white coloration. I'm so happy this was a winner, well deserved. Take care now...Karen #3276685

Stanley J. Contrades 9/6/2006 7:22:56 PM

Thank you very much, Karen, for visiting and commenting! I am grateful for your kindness.
With fondest Aloha,
BTW Your gallery is amazing! #3276690

Diana L. Ralph 9/15/2006 3:26:06 PM

WOW! Stan, your images are ALL awesome! Great saturation and clarity in ALL of them, not to mention awesome composition and color relationships! WELL DONE! #3314344

Stanley J. Contrades 9/16/2006 2:46:18 AM

Thank You! very much, Diana, for taking the time to stop in and visit! I appreciate your supportive responses!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3315975

Crystal L. Craig 9/17/2007 3:01:06 PM

Okay .. WOW! This is incredible! Creepy and wonderful. Love your choice of composition, great background, and fabulous dof! Love it!! #4804078

Crystal L. Craig 9/17/2007 3:02:10 PM

Okay .. WOW! This is incredible! Creepy and wonderful. Love your choice of composition, great background, and fabulous dof! Love it!! #4804082

Stanley J. Contrades 9/18/2007 12:54:20 AM

Thank you Crystal and I was very careful not to have this creepy creature get on me (LOL)! I appreciate your taking the time to stop in and comment!!
Stan #4805684

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2004:12:18, 11:11:08. 1/180 sec. ss, f5.6, ISO 100, RAW, 100mm Macro USM lens, Tripod, Blue foamboard held above for BG. PS CS cropped. I guess this critter wasn't too happy with my placing the foamboard above it as it reared upward when I did so, sort of challenging me to get closer!!

Uploaded on 12/18/2004 11:44:22 PM

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