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White solitary hunter

White solitary hunter
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-03
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-11 11:10
Viewed: 2692
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Thomisidae, or Crab spiders are the masters of ambush and disguise. They range in size from 3-32 mm although they rarely exceed 11mm in body length. This large family includes 38 genera in South Africa and occurs on all continents except Antarctica. They are called crab spiders because of their crab-like appearance and sideways motion. They occur more commonly on plants, sometimes under rocks and are HARMLESS to man.

Image taken in RAW, ISO 200, Aperture priority mode and Evaluative metering system. Color temperature set to 5800K

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To SunToucher: the question!mwmod99 1 01-13 09:33
To foozi: White solitary huntermwmod99 1 01-13 04:33
To PeterZ: f/13mwmod99 1 01-11 14:15
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Ciao again George, my today neigbour, great capture, amazing macro with fantastic action scene, splendid sharpness and fine details of this little mymetyc crab spider, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-11 11:23]

Hello George.
This photograph has it all - beauty, action, superb colors and sharp details. Just fascinating to see the spider capture the hoverfly. The insert of just the White crab Spider is wonderful also.
Best regards Siggi

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-01-11 11:28]

Hi George,
Excellent macro shot of this action, very good details of this Crab spiders, great sharpness and natural colors, TFS!

Ciao George. Impressive dramatic one. Supber detaisl and sharp with best colours results. Best compliments!


Hello George,
What a moment.....Perfect capture of a Crab spider.
One of the most efficiently spiders I've seen.
Great composition with very good details and lovely colors.

Hello George,
excellent action shot, very sharp details, nice colors,
TFS, regards,

Well done George! This is a fantastic photo with clarity, sharpness, colours, subject and perfect representation of white and yellow. The pollen grains on both insects and the petals indicate the quality of this image. Best wishes, Pambos

OUTSTANDING work are the only words that can adequately describe my feelings.

hello George

excellent macro shot from the world of insects,
with superb focus great sharpness and details, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-11 13:55]
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Hello George,
Beautiful photo in very nice natural colours. Impressive dramatic scene. I don't know why f13 doesn't give more sharpness in the DOF. The head of the hoverfly is OOF. But the sharp focus on the spider is fantastic. Taken from the best POV in a very good composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-11 15:21]

Hi George,a very impressive macro and a dramatic moment,what a perfection of details,another great page in your fantastic gallery! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-11 17:34]

Very fine closeup of the crab spider in striking pose, well balanced image with whites and blacks (dark) shades. Yes, the closer you go the lesser the dof even at f32. tfs.

Hello George!
Excellent picture my friend! It has all a good picture needs: action, very good POV, splendid sharpness, plenty of details, natural colors! Maybe just a little bit more contrast would be better!
Friendly yours,

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2011-01-11 22:51]


Excellent capture of the subjects. I like your macro as it displays good lighting from the fill fash and provides excellent detail, DOF and sharpness from a nice POV.

Now this is a really nice macro photo. Great detail and perfect depth of field. Makes me want to get my macro lens and head for the garden!
Well done!

Hello George,

i looke to the brown insect and then.......... i saw the white spider on the white petals.
Great pov and sharpness on the spider.
Nicely taken with fine colors.


Another impressive photo George. The POV, the composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

Hello George friend,
One thing I envy (healthy envy, of course) is the marvelous clarity in your macros! ... One would say they look more clearer wich see with the naked eye! ... Congratulations ... Good job! ... In addition, by itself the picture is a story and has the drama of these situations.
Regards, TFS

Hi George,
very interesting situation. How could You capture them? Great composition. Amazing colours. Thanks for sharing, George.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-13 2:47]
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Hello Friend George,
this is superb capture in a macro world shot. The sharpness of the crab spider is indeed lovely. The white body is so well discern on the white petals. What a view of clarity and sharpness. The gradual bokeh appearing bokeh is hard to compose yet you did it so well.
Very exciting view!


PS: Friend Jusni is busy with his special research project.
I met and talked to him yesterday. He gave you a wide smile as I told him about your enquiry.

Hi George,
Your answer to Peter's question triggered me to visit this photo. The moment captured is wonderful and the details in the spider are perfect.
As for the DOF, it is strange that the head of the fly is OOF. Especially if you consider that a large part of the body is in focus while these are both at a similar distance from the lens. In addition, the sharpness should run from 1/3 in front of the focal point to 2/3 behind the focal point considering that you focused on the spider the 'in focus' part does not match. Could it be that you focused in front of the spider? Did you add any blur to the photo for a better oof effect on the BG?

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