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Thomisus onustus 2

Thomisus onustus 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-20
Categories: Spiders
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-20 8:29
Viewed: 2761
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thomisus onustus Walckenaer, 1805. A female on the plant Heliotropium hirsutissimum.

Thomisus onustus is a crab spider species in the family Thomisidae. It shows an extreme sexual dimorphism both in size and coloration, also in comparison with other crab spiders. The adult males reach a body length of only 24 millimeters, while females are 710 millimeters long. This species is characterized by the prominent rear corners of the opisthosoma.
Females are very variable in colour. Their basic colour can be white, yellow or pink. In males the basic colour of the prosoma varies from yellow brown to dark brown, the opisthosoma may be yellow and green or brown.
As a matter of fact these crab-spiders hide themselves adapting the colour of their body to the colour of the flowers on which they are waiting for prey.
Thomisus onustus has a Palearctic distribution from Great Britain and Portugal in the West to Japan in the East. North-south distribution extends from Sweden to South Africa and from Siberia to Central Java, including temperate and tropical ecozone.

In Cyprus Thomisus onustus is a common and widespread species.

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Hello Christodoulos
WOW may I say!!!Very crisp impressive macro.Superb close composition,wonderful colours and light and excellent impressive sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good week!
Kind regards

hello Christodoulos,
fantastic picture with stunning sharpness and superb colour of this crab spider. great angle you chose for this nice picture,
best wishes, have a good photographic week.

WOW what an incredible macro indeed. This spider's camouflage is incredible and for you to even see it..and CAPTURE it is truly a wonder indeed. You are a phenomenal photographer

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-08-20 9:25]

Hi Christodoulos,
Really fantastic macro shot. Nice, sharp with lots of details.
Well done!
Regards Jiri.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-08-20 9:29]

Hello Christodoulos ,
Fantastic sharp and colorful photo of this Spider, Thank You for sharing!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-20 9:43]

Hello Christodoulos.
A super shot of this crab spider.The colours are amazing.The focus is razor sharp.The DOF and POV are excellent.Wonderful.Best regards Siggi

Hello Christodoulos
super good sharpness and great details
i like the colours of this crabspider
nice pose to see all details
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-20 10:09]

Hello Christodoulos,
Another masterpiece in high quality. Fantastic in all aspects. Superb!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-20 15:10]

This is the best crab spider pic never seen on TN,no doubts! What a macro ,what a details,i can see the funny face very very well!! Impossible to make better!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Christodoulos,
what a nice photo. Excellent composition. Many details. Perfect sharpness.

Hi Christodoulos
What a beautiful spider
Very nice macro shot
Best Regards

Hello Christodoulos

Fantastic capture of this little one nicely bringing out the translucence of the skin. The presentation is almost diagonally symmetric, remarkable and beautiful to look at.

Hello Christodoulos,
Very interesting species of crab spider. Nice colors, good details and sharpness. The focus and WB is at the highest quality range.
Superb clarity and contrast as usual.
Thanks for sharing!

Giasou Christodoule
An excellent image, superb detail, perfectly focused and exposed. Lovely combination of colours and setting.
regards yiannis

Hello Christodoulos

Great macro of this amazing spider, with superb
focus, sharpness and details, TFS


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-08-21 11:30]

Hello Christodoulos,
Most impressive this picture of terrible Thomisius onustus, clearly a female with her bigger size.
Very beautiful square and powerful presentation . On the "shield" of the spider I see a devil's face...
Really interesting.
Kind regards

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  • summers (705)
  • [2012-08-21 11:39]

Hello Christodoulos
Wonderful! Nothing to add to what has already been said, just a great macro shot.

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of little spider, fantastic details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

wow, great macro picture Chris, congratulations ! lovely details and focus, excellent light and colors,

have a good time,

ciao, tino

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-08-23 9:49]

Great, great macro! It look like it is on my computer. Excelent! Congratulation and thank you for sharing such a good picture. Un saludo.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-08-25 11:01]

Shalom Christodoulo,

Most beautiful capture of the crab spider and plant. Very crisp picture showing fine details under mot beautiful lighting.

Well done!

Have a pleasant weekend,


perfect closeup and great composition, have a nice weekend, Ori

Very interesting doc of this mimetic spider,
TFS, Ferran

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  • Filnato (101)
  • [2012-09-17 12:15]


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