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Stern life among mallows 02

Stern life among mallows 02
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Copyright: ILYA BOROVOK (Ilya_Borovok) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 27] (122)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-18
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500, ZOOM NIKKOR 7.85-32mm/1:2.6-5.1
Exposure: f/8.3, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Crab spiders with prey, Spiders of the World, A Spider sat beside her. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-17 17:25
Viewed: 6401
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Flower crab spider and its prey (probably a bee?). Perhaps, this 'predator' belongs to Thomisus onustus (Walckenaer, 1805). To avoid detection, many species of crab spiders can change color to match those species of flowers on which they typically wait for prey. In this case, the story was developing on a flower of Alcea setosa (bristly hollyhock).

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Hello Ilya.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • kessi Gold Star Critiquer [C: 80 W: 5 N: 74] (221)
  • [2007-06-17 18:10]

Hi Ilya. This is an excellent shot of the crab spider. Your depth of field is perfect. All the 'players' are wonderfully in focus. The colours are also striking. Great work. Regards, Irmgard

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  • TommyB (62)
  • [2007-06-17 20:50]

Wow Ilya, I never knew crab spiders could do that. Great capture. There seems to be another insect on the bee's abdomen, nice.

Hello Ilya.
Beautiful shot of this crab spider with it's lovely mimicry.
Wonderful colors and details.
Sad for the bee ofcourse, but that's life.
Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards, Harry

What a beautifully creepy picture!! Very cool pov and wow to the color and the capture! WOW! TFS

a perfect capture of miniture life tfs:)

Dear Ilya,
It is nice to see you again! :) Especially with so beauty picture. I like composition, colours and DOF. And of course the "action".
TFS and best greetings,

Hi Ilya,
Fantastic photo, great action and a wonderful subject. Its sharp, clear and the DOF is spot on.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-18 7:55]

Hola Ilya,
una macro excelente,
colores y pov, estupendos...
bellos colores, buena presentación...

Hi Ilya

Sensational shot - amazing colors, DOF and superb natural history subject!!

Well done

Hi Ilya,
Nice POV of the action. I like the color of the spider that has changed to match this beautiful flower so well..Very good exposure, color, sharp detail, and composition.
Well done!

Great shot!! Excellent sharpness of the bee and spider. U have captured a nice action shot. I have never seen crab spider of this colour. And ur note also is very illuminating. I didn't know that crab spiders can change colour! Great work.

Hi, Ilya:
Excellent photo, the bee was attacked by two predators, the spider and a small fly at one side.
The photo is very sharp and clear and very nice colors.

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