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Spider vs Weaver Ant

Spider vs Weaver Ant
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-16
Camera: Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18-55mm + Kenko 20mm Ex Tube
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-25 23:03
Viewed: 3241
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Spiders (order Araneae) are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs and chelicerae with fangs that inject venom. They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all other groups of organisms. Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica, and have become established in nearly every habitat with the exception of air and sea colonization. As of 2008, at least 43,678 spider species and 109 families have been recorded by taxonomists; however, there has been confusion within the scientific community as to how all these families should be classified, as evidenced by the over 20 different classifications that have been proposed since 1900.

Uniquely among chelicerates, the final sections of spiders' chelicerae are fangs, and the great majority of spiders can use them to inject venom into prey from venom glands in the roots of the chelicerae.[8] The family Uloboridae has lost its poison glands, and kills its prey with silk instead. Like most arachnids including scorpions,[9] spiders have a narrow gut that can only cope with liquid food and spiders have two sets of filters to keep solids out.[8] They use one of two different systems of external digestion. Some pump digestive enzymes from the midgut into the prey and then suck the liquified tissues of the prey into the gut, eventually leaving behind the empty husk of the prey. Others grind the prey to pulp using the chelicerae and the bases of the pedipalps, while flooding it with enzymes; in these species the chelicerae and the bases of the pedipalps form a preoral cavity that holds the food they are processing.

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Hello Foozi
Great moment You captured.Superb close,wonderful natural colours and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

Hello Foozi,
Excellent picture.Nice sharpness and colour.It is a beautiful macro photograph.Spider,ant,cobweb and catching light have created a dramatic atmosphere here.I like it.
Thanks for sharing Foozi,
Kind regards,

clear image of spider capturing the weaver ant. nice photograph. tfs.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-02-26 1:11]

Salam Foozi,
This is the life ..
Excellent details and very interesting POV. Nice composition and light.
Best wishes,

照的很清晰 強搶弱食
正在用網 蠶繞

Oohh, This ant seems to have no chance anymore. Great situation pic with wonderfull details.
thanks for showing

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-02-26 4:31]

Very fine drama enacted here...beautiful spider and the unfortunate ant entangled here..well captured..the spiders are always beautiful. tfs.

Hello Foozi

You did really well here to restrict the plane of focus, the flash did the rest to capture the hunter and hunted in a sharp close up.


Hello Foozi,
what a timing and skill.
woefully sharp and great light is the key feature of this great picture.
best wishes MF.

ello Foozi,
Incredible clarity, focus and razor sharp details. Very nice image. The exposure is perfect. It is enough light to see the spectacular details of this interesting insects. The colors of this image are amazing.....
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Foozi
great sharpness with good details and beautiful colours
i like this spider
thanks greeting lou

Hello Foozi,
Nice close-up,captured with an excellent sharp details of an exciting moment.

Ciao Foozi, great macro with poor ant in the web, fantastic details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Foozi
Amazing scene and impressive photo with interesting composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Salam Foozi.
Just wondering who is ahead in this battle :-)
Excellent details and top class work with Kenko 20mm.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-02-27 1:05]

Hi Foozi,
very attractive capture of this interesting situation ,
amazing details, excellent composition !
Well done !
Best regards !

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-27 4:22]

Hello Foozi,
Very interesting encounter between killer and victim. Very natural scene.. love the grey background which gives a most ideal contrast to the two creatures.It would have been nice to have some more explanation on the picture itself.
Kind regards

Hello Foozi

As i wrote in your very last posting, in photography
sometimes you have to be the good place the
good moment and it was again the case with
this photo in capturing in image a life and
death situation from the world of insects, TFS


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