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Lynx spider with bee


Lynx spider with bee
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Copyright: Ravi Kailas (rkailas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 135 W: 2 N: 175] (799)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-15
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 105 F2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Theme(s): Animals feeding, part two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-16 0:53
Viewed: 4026
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello all,

Please note that I have reposted a picture from yesterday. I think this has a better POV and sharpness than the previous post, albeit using a flash. I believe is a more educative picture of the subject.

Thanks for looking.
Ravi
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I spent an interesting morning walking around with a macro lens in the garden in my house. There was some heavy showers the previous night and a multitude of little creatures were actively doing their thing when the sun came out.

I came across this lynx spider sp. (family -oxypidae; thanks haraprasan for helping with the ID) grasping a bee. If you look closely a number of small flying insects are also hovering around the dead bee (once again am unable to identify). I realise the POV and light are not ideal for getting id's but if anyone has any ideas, that will be splendid. Thanks!

For more information on Lynx spiders: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxyopidae

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Hi ravi,
definitely better pov and sharpness,well done

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-16 4:49]

Hi Ravi,
Nice macro shot. I like the POV, composition and the moment you captured. TFS
Best wishes,
Selen

hi kailas,
nice action shot of the spider, its a great hunter, liked the pov, nice composition,
tfs & regards
pankaj

Hello Ravi,
This one is definately at a better pov,
lighter in exposure will be even better, just a thought!
thanks for sharing
cheers
Tony

Hi Ravi,
Yes it is much more better than the prev one. TFS/

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-17 2:21]

Ravi, This one is lovely POV and clear. Ganesh

Hi Ravi,

Excellent macro with action, perfect timing and focus spot on
TFS
Mark

Dear Ravi
Good macro shot of the spider eating a bee, and I add your photo to my theme "Animals feeding, part 2.

I must admit, I am amazed that spiders eat bees. I would have thought after living ten years in the middle of nowhere in the bush plus another ten on the outskirts, I would have noticed that :-)
It is a pity that - as you say yourself the images is lacking sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
Warm greetings from South Africa,
Take care
Ingrid

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