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Tête à tête

Tête à tête
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Copyright: Claude Naef (clnaef) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon MP-E 65mm f2.8 1-5x
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-07 12:10
Viewed: 2704
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ce ne sont pas les araignées-crabes qui manquent ces jours-ci. En voici une, les yeux dans les yeux !
Grossissement 3X sans flash ni trépied mais avec appui sur un mur.
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Very unique shot! I really hope you've got a bigger crop of the same scene. Do you? Would be great to view the complete spider... with prey. Excellent shot, my compliments, Arjuna.

bonjour claude
tête a tête mortel je dirais même plus.
c'est vrai qu'il y en a pas mal,mais on a pas toujours la chance d'en decouvrir une avec sa proie.
bravo et merci.

It is not difficult to guess who "dominates" this tete-a-tete, Claude :-).
This is a huge macro with very good clarity and colours. The details are sharp and precise.

Hello Claude
Excellent closeup of this Hunting,
Perfect compo and details,
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-07 12:50]

Bonjour Claude,
Great close macro of a yellow crab spider busy with its prey, possibly some small species of bee. This is sharp and with good detail but I think it would be nice to see the whole crab spider.
Merci et au revoir,

Fabulosos detalles y bellísimos colores Claude.
Perfecta nitidez y magnífico encuadre.
Saludos mi amigo, JL.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-07 13:07]

Hi Claude,
Great approach, details and excellent colours, exposure and composition.
TFS,José M.

Brrrrr - not realy a romantic tete-a-tete!
Realy a spectacular moment, Claude,
I like it so much, I never had the chance to see a yellow crab-spider with my own eyes.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2007-05-07 15:47]

hi claude, ecxelent macro. Strong details and excelent coloures,

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-07 16:29]

selam claude; wow amazing macro shot of this interesting spider,good details presented ,nice BG and POV well captured with nice colours TFS

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-07 18:50]

Hola Claude,
original detalles,
bella macro y estupendo pov.

Nice close-up of this dramatic instant.
The head and ocelli of the Thomisidae are very well defined... the yellow grains (I assume is polen) very well also.

Hi Claude ,
nice shot with beautiful colours.
great details.
thanks for sharing

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-05-08 5:32]

Hello Claude,
Excellent macro shot!
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done.

Hola Claude,
Excelente macro en un momento muy oprtuno, buena definición con mucho detalle. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-08 7:25]

Bonjour Claude,
Cruel tête à tête..un restaurant un peu particulier. Image intéressante et originale. Grande netteté comme toujours.
Bonne journée

Hello Claude very close awsome detail superb macro setup very nice quality tfs Rgds Necip.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-08 10:50]

Hi Claude.
This is huge close-up with precise sharp details.I like composition and excellent colors.Superb done!
Thanks,with greeting Milos.

superbe vue, beaux détails et tout ça sans trépied, bravo

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-05-08 13:45]

Bonsoir Claude
Suis de retour après une pause...
Superbe prise de ce tête à tête.
Et Bravo pour les indications (3x, sans flash ni trépied faur vraimment le faire !!!)
Amicalement Robi

Hello Claude,
Awesome details in this extreme close-up!
Good light and fine colours, well composed image with this diagonal confrontation!
Pablo -

Hi Claude,
A perfect close up. Great details are well presented. Exposure and color contrast are great. TFS this fantastic scene.

Very good point of view, beautiful visual. I like it ! Very well composed image!
Best wishes,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-05-09 9:03]

Bonjour Claude,
Very nice macro. The moment you captured is very good. Nice colors and details. TFS

Hallo Claude,

Great picture, love the focus, dof and composition. Well done!


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-05-09 16:50]

Bonjour Claude
here is wonderful hunt photo and well close-up working on these insects
i like composition, point of view, lighting, colours, sharpness and details
thanks for sharing

Wow Claude, amzing tete a tete, splendid macro with wonderful details, very well done, ciao Silvio
:) domani

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-05-11 12:02]

Hello Claude,

Great close up picture of this spider and its prey.
Great color, sharpness, lighting and background.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-12 10:28]

Hi Claude,

Marvelous macro - and action too! The details are amazing. It makes me want to see more. Wonderful colors and comp.


Bonjour Claude,

Les araignées-crabe Suisse sont excactement comme celles que nous avons ici :::))) Je n'en ai pas vu encore car il fait un peu trop froid mais elles ne devraient pas tarder. C'est une excellent macro, superbement détaillée avec une belle composition et prise de vue. Un vraie tueuse!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-14 12:46]

Hi Claude,
those crab spiders are quite the hunters, I have some in my garden and they are amazing how well they blend in with the flowers and wait in perfect stillness for the next prey.
Superp macro, the selection of your crop is excellent. POV, sharpness and colors are great.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-16 7:57]

Hi Claude.
Magnificent macro shot, dramatic and wonderful. Diagonal composition, amazing bright colours, excellent details create a strong esthetical impression. Bravo and TFS.

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