Macro and chat (edited)

Challenge #3 in the Photo chat series. Hosted by AndrePooh, barb_s.
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****MAKE SURE TO READ THE CHALLENGE COMMENTS BELOW BEFORE POSTING**** **THE CHALLENGE MAY BE CLOSED WHILE THERE IS STILL ROOM TO POST*** Show us your best macro photo of any subject with emphasis on artistic composition. (ONE only - not two). However, entry in this challenge also obliges to give comments about all other entries in the series. Eventually you may enter an improved version of the first photo. See additional rules. You are encouraged to provide early comments during the submission stage to allow contestants to create an improved photo to submit before voting begins
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Welcome to My Web, 2nd. version
by RuthC
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I've cropped but still retained the spider's ring, and darkened the shot a little, but I am well aware that the sharp detail is just not in this picture, and cropping too much will compromise it. I had to stand in shrubs to achieve the shot, so it is what it is. :-)
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Submitted: Friday, 30th December, 2011 09:48 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 24th June, 2010
Focal length: 5.8 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F2.8
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Notes: Hand-held.
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