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Ready To Strike!


Ready To Strike!
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): GouthamInsects [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-20 8:54
Viewed: 3443
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,
Today's post is from our (myself, murali, satish, amar and sisir )trip to Kerala in Nov. We found this spider next to our cottage at 10 PM and it was ready to strike at any nocturnal insects that comes in its way.
What i liked is those huge venom filled glands and those eyes.
Hope you ppl will also like it
Regards,
Goutham R

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hello goutham,
i am glad to see your macro shots agin and hope that your will start posting these shots regularly, i liked the pov very much, good details captured,
tfs & regards
pankaj

NICE! Very nice male Lynx spider! You can tell it's a male due to the enlarged pedipalps (not venom glands). Nice focus on the eyes and face. When shooting spiders, eyes are always important for identification. I can't tell what species it is for sure but it is definitely a male Lynx.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-02-20 9:08]

hi goutham,
nice picture..
TFS

Hello Gouthram,

This is a very detailed and incredibly sharp macro! I enjoy looking at it, I know I'd be terrified if I was a fly!
Good pov and composition!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Goutham,
A very impressive macro!
I like so much the appealing POV and sharp details got on that couple of eyes.
The inclination worked great for the composition.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
JM

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-02-20 9:40]

Hello Goutham,
a very spectacular face-to-face view with just the right focus.
The display window and the point of view have been well selected.
Light and colours are well balanced.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Goutham,
Looks like a boxer, with his gloves on!! Great macro, thanks.
Alan

Goutham, Amazing picture. Details are amazing. You are right about the way the spider has been sporting its venom bottles.
- Murali Santhanam

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-20 10:48]

Hi Goutham. This is a first class close up of the spider. the detail is first class and rich but still natural colours. as you say fantastic eyes. well done TFS.
Nick..

Very impressive macro of this complicated looking spider you shot in Kerala, Goutham.
The focus on mid area is marvellous and those poison pouches look formidable.
I'm sure you guys must have had a great shoot in nature rich Kerala. Looking forward to seeing some more.
Ram

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-02-20 22:01]

Hi Goutham,

Excelent photo of the spider. You have cought a very good moment in your photo. Good DOF and natural colors. Spider atitude suggest the intention to stricke so photo has s good atmosphere.

Thank you for sharing,
Cristian

Ciao Goutham,
molto ben riuscito questo primo piano di questo strano ragno.
Foto nitida e ricca di particolari.
Bravo,
Marcello

Hello Goutham!
Very unique and beautiful macro! Perfect eye-contact and amazing colours. The spider's legs are so tiny but you kept details and DOF in very professional way!
All the best from Poland,
Radomir

Hi Goutham,
Beautiful spider,very sharp photo.Congratulation.
Ralf

Nice shot. The pov seems to be very interesting. Sharply focussed. It seems to be a lynx spider. But r u sure about the 'venom glands'? Because I have never seen such structures in spiders.

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