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Giant Spider by Yannik Hay

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  • 8th Placement in the Top Ten Statues challenge in Your Country’s Best group on the 2010-09-11.

The National Gallery of Canada has acquired Maman, a 9.27 metre (30-foot) spider sculpture, which is now on display at the Gallery’s Plaza. The gargantuan bronze spider, by Louise Bourgeois, weighs 8,165 kg (or 18,000 lbs) and carries a sac of 20 pure white marble eggs under her belly. Spiders, with their ability to fabricate complex and calculated webs, serve as a natural metaphor for creativity. This artist intended this sculpture to be an ode to the artist’s mother, who was a restorer of tapestries. The National Gallery is home to more than 35,000 works of art, with displays in spacious galleries, a luminous Great Hall, quiet courtyards and beautiful gardens. ref:

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2010-05-12
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 200
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec.
Aperture priority: F/11.0
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: 28-300@35mm

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Awesome, real creepy !

  • Haha, thanks :) It’s quite original indeed. There are 6 across the world. Take care!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayover 4 years ago

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

    It’s like my nightmare was brought to life, a spider weighing 9 tons and carrying a load of eggs!! It would only be worse if it was a snake (but don’t give her any ideas!!) Great shot!

  • Promise, I won’t :) thx and have a great evening!

    – Yannik Hay

  • duncandragon
    duncandragonover 4 years ago

    Great shot – It did come to London while I was working there, but I didn’t manage to see it.

  • Dear Duncan, Thanks so much for the great comment! :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterover 4 years ago

    Now there’s a spider i would get out of the way for, cool shot.

  • Thx again dear Pam for your great comment. Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 4 years ago

    Also no critique on this one :)

  • Thx again :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartover 4 years ago
  • Thx for admiting my work!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much Marie for informing me. What a wonderful surprise this morning :)
    Thank you very much to everyone who voted for my work. I am very happy. All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • ChelseaBlue
    ChelseaBlueover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your challenge place, well deserved

  • Thanks heaps for the great comment and congratulations :)

    – Yannik Hay

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