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the Hunter


the Hunter
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Copyright: Fernando Simoes (fern) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 21] (446)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-03 15:38
Viewed: 1944
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Crab spiders are not active hunters. They make more use of the camouflage techniques than other spiders. They do not make a web but catch their prey with their front legs. The color of the spider is adapted to the hunting terrain they use and is mostly extravagant. They remain unmoved until the prey arrives and catches it. With a poisonous bite (not dangerous to humans) they kill their prey and suck it dry. They can be found on flowers or leaves of plants. Often the crab spider remains for days, even weeks at the same spot. The front two legs, that are often larger and stronger than the other six, are held sideways, ready to catch the prey immediately. Because they sit on easily spotted places they are also easy to catch by the predators. When they spot a possible enemy they move quickly at the other site of the flower or leave. Their eyesight is excellent

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-04 15:36]

Hi Fernando,a very good capture of this small crab spider,well camouflated in the heart of the daisy,perfect light management and colors,not the best details...have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Fernando. This is a great shot. I love the yellow colours. The spider almost seems harmless as the flower because they match. The focus is perfect and the DOF really sets this off. It would make a good livingroom painting. A keeper! TFS Trevor

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