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Predator Vs. Prey VII

Predator Vs. Prey VII
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-28
Categories: Insects, Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Kenko UV 62mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-16 8:49
Viewed: 3574
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After seeing two beautiful Predator Vs Prey Shots, I could not keep myself out of posting another Predator Vs. Prey Shot.

This time the prey is a Cephonodes hylas. And the Predator is the Carb Spider.

Thanks a lot for viewing.

uleko, siggi, jaycee, CeltickRanger, eqshannon, boreocypriensis, Noisette, goldyrs, zulfu, sranjan has marked this note useful
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cool, the crab spider is nicely hidden, seems to be a part of the white blossoms, and has a really big meal.
eat or being eaten, that´s nature. well seen & captured, thor.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-16 10:17]

Hello Haraprasan,
This is an amazing capture!
The crab spider looks tiny beside her prey, this Hummingbird Hawk-moth. Great POV, sharpness and composition,
Thanks for sharing this drama,
All the best,

Hi Haraprasan
Fantastic observation. Small spider with very big and also very strong prey. Great observation, interesting contribution to TN

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-07-16 10:40]

Hello Haraprasan,
Fantastic view of this big and beautiful Hawkmoth being caught by a little Crab Spider! WHat a pity but these Spider are so quick and cunning. Great details in this fine composition.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-16 12:05]

Hi Haraprasan. A sad sight but this is nature. i had to look hard to find the spider. Taken with fine detail and bright colours. A good compostion. well done TFs.

Hi Haraprasan,

Excellent action shot!
Supported by natural colors and a truly enjoyable light.

I like the composition you have given to all, has managed to convey much of the drama of the moment.

On the other hand ... I am glad to see you also have plants of lantana! ... These plants are great for attracting insects of various species!

Regards & TFS!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-16 12:33]

Hello Haraprasan,
wonderful closeup action shot and you have freezed this moment so nicely. Immaculate sharpness, details and colours. I feel pity for that Moth but the ambushing qualities of these Crab Spiders are amazing. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Best regards Siggi

Very good catch...Great details and sharpness....Nice composition...TFS.

Hi Haraprasan,

I had really not seen the spider.
Fantastic work! TFS!
Best regards,


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-16 16:33]

Hi Haraprasan,

I'm so glad you didn't resist the temptation to post this shot. I'm always fascinated to see a small predator and his larger prey. The Spider and Fly are wonderful and show off well against the leaves and flower.


hello Haraprasan

excellent close-up photo of this insect in action, with fine POV,
fine focus with excellent sharpness and details, TFS


hello Haraprasan
very good moment and scene,very fine action capture and your presentation,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-07-17 2:07]

Hi Hara,surely not easy to take so perfectly this situation dramatic from this point of view and whitout light of sun! This is a great pic!! Top quality sharpness and colors,today 2 points are enough,you will be sure that i like it!Have a nice weekend,LUCIANO

Hi Haraprasan,

Nice capture of this kill scene. Very nicely done. Nice macro


You must spend much time trekking HOP! You come across teh most well seen every day sights in insect world but not for humans..We rarely see these things..Only a few..Well seen. Well done!

Namaste my dear friend Haraprasan
A great action macro capture of prey cacasdellid and ambusher-predator crab spider.
TFS and cheers,

Hello Haraprasan
interesting to see so a small Crab Spider with so e great prey
beautiful scene captured with wonderful details and natural colors
superb composition
Have a great WE

What a shot, HP!
Sorry cant had to choose which one to mark...
All superb shots, but this one takes the cake, per me!

Ciao Haraprasan, great macro with crab spider in action, good natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-07-18 13:25]

Hello again Haraprasan, another great close-up shot with nice composition.
TFS and G's,

Very well done HP,
The timing & details are perfect for your shot. I like the caption.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes-Subhash

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-08-02 3:26]

Hello Haraprasan,
such a moment well composed. you waited for the best time, to emphasis on the strength of the spider.
What an amazing view.
Sharp and clear presentation of this natural phenomena.


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