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Crab Spider

Crab Spider
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-10-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-27 3:55
Viewed: 1420
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thomisidae is a family of spiders, including about 175 genera and over 2,100 species. The common name crab spider is often applied to species in this family, but is also applied loosely to many other species of spiders. Among the Thomisidae, "crab spider" refers most often to the familiar species of "flower crab spiders", though not all members of the family are limited to ambush hunting in flowers.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-27 6:46]

Hi Ram,good capture of this mimetic crab spider,the quality is very good despite the difficult location and the different light levels,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

WONDERFUL macro capture........

Hello Ram,
Great image. Excellent details and focus.
Beautiful capture in splendid sharpness and amazing colors.
Very good composition and nice bokeh with interesting red colors.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-12-27 10:16]

Hi Ram,
A marvellous close-up of this spider. Excellent detail and focus with amazing colors.
Regards Jiri.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-12-27 14:59]

Hello Ram,
An attractive specimen and captured in the typical crab like pose. Excellent white balance allowing it's off white color to be displayed just as you viewed it. I really like the unique markings it wears on it's head, legs and rear end.
The pretty reddish pink and white flower it perched on is a real bonus. Well done!!

Hallo Ram
a beauty with good sharpness and good details
the colours are beautiful
Happy new year with good health
gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-12-28 11:47]

Hello Ram,
Beautiful sharp detailed macro of this spider. Nice contrasting colors against the background.

Ciao Ram, great macro of fantastic spider, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, Happy New Year my friend, ciao Silvio

Dear Ram,
Hope you are well, friend. Wish you a healthy, prosperous and a happy New Year, man.This is an excellent close-up shot of this wonderful cream white crab spider of our region, an adept predator, always lurking behind leaves and petals. You have captured it beautifully.Congratulations! Thanks a lot for sharing, take care,
Best regards/Abid

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