That vicious grip!
|Copyright: Dinu Konanur (Dinu)
|Date Taken: 2007-10-27|
|Exposure: f/2.8, 1/40 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Theme(s): Insects in my Eden [view contributor(s)]|
|Date Submitted: 2007-10-29 10:55|
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|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is the best my FZ8 lens could do on a macro. Just a bit of cropping by me at this picture. But this Jumping Spider has managed a "bumper crop"! A fly much larger than itself, to make it look like a weight-lifter carrying those barbells! Seeing me, it went under the leaf and I had to kneel down at a precarious angle to shoot a few. These spiders... they look at you! When I see a some tractors on the road, with their headlights close to one another, it reminds me of this spider's eyes. I'm yet to identify this particular spider - would be glad if someone knows where to place it on the database.|
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complimenti per la foto, abbastanza nitida.
Incredibile come la preda sia pił grande del predatore!
Hello Dinu and welcome among TN members!
Very nice documentary picture presenting the true of nature :)
It is amazing how so small jumping spider (Salticidae) can kill so big prey :)
Thanks for showing and best withes from Poland,
very good capture, excellent moment and great details
- [2007-10-29 15:20]
Nice shot, great focus on eyes
Yikes! This is an excellent photo - and it also remind me why I fear these critters! I love the contrast, the grip, the composition, and well, heck, I love the entire photo!