© Stanley J. Contrades


Mary K. Robison December 19, 2004

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

S J December 19, 2004

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 19, 2004

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

Carolina K. Smith level-classic December 19, 2004

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

Allan L. Whitehead December 19, 2004

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 level-classic December 19, 2004

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

Tom Andersen December 19, 2004

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

Wally Orlowsky December 19, 2004

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

Patty Razonable December 19, 2004

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

Kelly Abernathy level-classic December 19, 2004

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 level-classic December 19, 2004

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

bill #986127

Bonnie C. Lackey December 19, 2004

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

Janet L. Skinner December 19, 2004

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

Patricia A. Kuniega December 19, 2004

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 December 19, 2004

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 December 19, 2004

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

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict December 19, 2004

Outstanding image, Stan, ditto Terry on this!

-Debby #986582

Dale Gast December 19, 2004

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

Stanley J. Contrades December 19, 2004

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 December 20, 2004

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 December 20, 2004

Excellent capture and presentation!! #988212

Stanley J. Contrades December 20, 2004

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 December 20, 2004

This is awesome Stan!!!
Ann #988555

Patricia Marroquin December 23, 2004

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 December 23, 2004

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 December 25, 2004

Absolutely beautiful Stan, I just love it!

Happy Holidays
Linnea #995890

Stanley J. Contrades December 26, 2004

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

Karma Wilson December 27, 2004

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 December 27, 2004

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 January 07, 2005

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 January 17, 2005


Stanley J. Contrades January 17, 2005

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

Stanley J. Contrades January 17, 2005

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

Kip T. Berger January 17, 2005

Congratulations on the finalist Stan!!! #1040658

ilana peled level-classic January 18, 2005

Great picture Stan ! Congratulations. #1040867

Patricia Marroquin January 18, 2005

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

Patty Razonable January 18, 2005

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

Allan L. Whitehead January 18, 2005

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 January 18, 2005

Stan- Congrats on your finalist!
-cathy #1041844

Paul Michko January 18, 2005

Congrats, Stan. #1041930

Dale Ann Cubbage January 18, 2005

Congrats on this great finalist!

da #1042820

Patricia A. Kuniega January 18, 2005

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 level-classic January 18, 2005

Congratulations, Stan! AWESOME image!!! #1043200

Murry Grigsby January 18, 2005

Congrats and good luck Stan! #1043237

Donald K. Cherry level-classic January 18, 2005

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

Eric Schneider January 18, 2005

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

Karen Engelbreth January 18, 2005

Congratulations, Stan! #1043853

Lucia De Giovanni January 18, 2005

Congratulations Stan! This is awesome! #1043971

Dan Holm level-classic January 18, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible FINALIST, Stan!! #1044085

Stanley J. Contrades January 18, 2005

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 January 18, 2005

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

Colette M. Metcalf January 18, 2005

Congratulations to you Stan!!!! #1044657

Debra Booth January 18, 2005

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 January 18, 2005

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 level-classic January 18, 2005

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

Donna J. Eaton January 18, 2005

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

Diane Addonizio level-classic January 18, 2005

Congratulations, Stan !!! #1045615

Anette Linnea Rasmussen January 18, 2005

Great job Stan!
Congrats on this gorgeous finalist!

Best wishes
Linnea #1045716

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 18, 2005

Congrats again, Stan!!

Best wishes,
Debby #1045916

Kathleen Clemons January 18, 2005

Congrats, Stan! #1046149

Nobu Nagase January 18, 2005

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

Jennifer Rennison January 18, 2005

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

Paula Showen January 18, 2005

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

Stanley J. Contrades January 18, 2005

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 January 18, 2005

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

Phil Sauvey January 18, 2005


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

S J January 18, 2005

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

Stanley J. Contrades January 18, 2005

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 January 19, 2005

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

Ellen Peach level-classic January 19, 2005

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

Sharon Day level-classic January 19, 2005

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

Lisa Pereira January 19, 2005

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 January 19, 2005

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 January 19, 2005

Congratulations on this amazing capture! #1049263

Anette Linnea Rasmussen January 20, 2005

Absolutely beautiful Stan!
Congrats on your win!

Best wishes
Linnea #1049558

Gianna Stadelmyer January 20, 2005

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 January 20, 2005

Congratulation for this terrific WINNER, Stan!!!

:-)) #1049580

Donna Roberts January 20, 2005

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 January 20, 2005

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

ilana peled level-classic January 20, 2005

Halleluja !!! congratulations !!! #1049611

Judy S. Fung January 20, 2005

Congrats on your second place win, Stan! #1049682

Paul C. Gazzanigo January 20, 2005

Congratulations! #1049696

Janet L. Skinner January 20, 2005

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

Joy Brown January 20, 2005

Congratulations on this great winner, Stan! #1049813

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 20, 2005

Hearty congrats on your win, Stan!

-Debby #1049878

Tom Andersen January 20, 2005

Congratulations on your win, Stan! #1049888

Wally Orlowsky January 20, 2005

Congratulations on this stunning winner, Stan! #1050021

Janet Detota January 20, 2005

Way to go, Stan! Aloha!! #1050030

Roseann E. Dreasher January 20, 2005

Congrats on a fabulous image!!! #1050087

Paul Michko January 20, 2005

Stan, Congratulations on a terrific win. #1050089

Robert Goodman January 20, 2005

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

Colette M. Metcalf January 20, 2005

Congratulations to you Stan!!!! #1050142

Cathy Gregor January 20, 2005

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

Lucia De Giovanni January 20, 2005

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

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 20, 2005

Congratulations Stan, love this one! #1050371

Judith G. Secco January 20, 2005

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

Karen Engelbreth January 20, 2005

Congrats on your win, Stan! #1050487

Eric Schneider January 20, 2005

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 January 20, 2005

Congratulations on your win Stan! #1050729

Allan L. Whitehead January 20, 2005

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 January 20, 2005

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

Marie Fields level-classic January 20, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!!! #1050878

Kathleen Clemons January 20, 2005

Congrats to you, Stan! #1050996

Sharon Day level-classic January 20, 2005

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

Jane Summa January 20, 2005

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

Audrea Telkamp January 20, 2005

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

Donald K. Cherry level-classic January 20, 2005

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

Dan Holm level-classic January 20, 2005

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

ADILSON F. FERREIRA January 20, 2005

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

Terry R. Hatfield January 20, 2005

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

Patricia A. Kuniega January 20, 2005

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 level-classic January 20, 2005

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

Donna J. Eaton January 20, 2005

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

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe January 20, 2005

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

Stanley J. Contrades January 20, 2005

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 level-classic January 20, 2005

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

Patty Razonable January 20, 2005

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

Debra Booth January 20, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!! #1052189

Pu Chen January 20, 2005

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 January 20, 2005

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

Stanley J. Contrades January 20, 2005

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 level-classic January 20, 2005

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

Paula Showen January 20, 2005

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

William C. Raco level-classic January 20, 2005

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

bill #1052449

Stanley J. Contrades January 20, 2005

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

Phil Sauvey January 20, 2005

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 January 20, 2005

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 level-addict January 21, 2005

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

Kip T. Berger January 21, 2005

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

Evy Johansen level-classic January 21, 2005

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

Nobu Nagase January 22, 2005

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 January 23, 2005

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

Arya Bandyopadhyay January 25, 2005

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

Stanley J. Contrades January 25, 2005

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 January 26, 2005

Congratulations Stan on this awesome image!! #1063769

Kathleen N. Nelson January 30, 2005

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 January 30, 2005

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 February 01, 2005

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 February 01, 2005

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 level-deluxe February 03, 2005

Stunning shot! #1081901

Stanley J. Contrades February 04, 2005

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

Peggy Wolff February 10, 2005

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 February 10, 2005

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

Fax Sinclair level-deluxe September 23, 2005

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 level-classic November 16, 2005

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

Stanley J. Contrades November 16, 2005

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

Noel Baebler June 27, 2006

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

Stanley J. Contrades June 30, 2006

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 July 25, 2006

Stunning capture and colors. Congratulations #3075218

Jill Odice level-classic July 27, 2006

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 July 29, 2006

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 September 06, 2006

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 September 06, 2006

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 September 15, 2006

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 September 16, 2006

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 September 17, 2007

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

Crystal L. Craig September 17, 2007

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

Stanley J. Contrades September 18, 2007

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 December 18, 2004

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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