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Less is More, more or less...

Less is More, more or less...
Photo Information
Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-12
Categories: Insects, Spiders, Bushveld
Camera: Fuji FinePix 3800
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/220 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Crab/Grab Spiders [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-02 23:00
Viewed: 4576
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
aka "Served on a Platter, oops Petal"

The lesser fly in this shot is getting more...
My crab spider has also applied the motto.
By moving less she caught more.

It was utterly amazing to me that while the green-bottle was being "sedated" the smaller [hover?] fly was having a good suck on the daisy that was well past its prime, apparently totally oblivious or uncaring about the drama about one-and-a-half centimeters away...

Information about crabspiders is available at the opening shot of this sequence.
This Crab Spider, ( Misumena vatia ), is also known as a Flower Spider or Goldenrod Spider.

Techie stuff:
35mm eq. 60mm

PP: none, other than crop & caption...

saeedabbasi, jmp, Adanac, Alex99, ellis49, marhowie has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Alex99: To show half of flower ...Shoot_Score 1 02-03 19:33
To ellis49: Jsy?Shoot_Score 1 02-03 19:32
To anniejo: Thanx anniejo!Shoot_Score 1 02-02 23:37
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What an "intriguing" shot!!
One is sedated, one eats, and one SCORES!
OR, one is sedated, and TWO eat!!

Anyway, liked your POV AND the photographer
notes....which gave the "heads up" on the scenario before our eyes, which was interesting AND helpful!!

GREAT composition!!
GREAT photo!!!

Hi Jay ,
great shot.
nice colors nad well composed.
nice frame.
thanks and regards

Nice capture Jay,
a big hunt in a small flower!

hi jay,
well seen & captured,
though the image is a bit soft and bg is noisy still you managed with a good action shot,
tfs & regards

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-03 3:09]

Hi Jay,
Perhaps lesser fly knows that spider will not eat in the next seconds. Man can learn even from flies. A great action shot.
JosÚ M.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-03 7:24]

Hi Jay,
Thanks for showing us this tiny drama as it unfolds. The capture is well detailed, colores and composed, great job.

Hi Jay.
You managed to catch a very nice moments and scene. Your shot is composed perfectly. To show half of flower is very creative godsend. Excellent colour palette (rich white, yellow, green colour tones), details and sharpness. Lighting is soft but effective. Nice picture. My compliments and TFS.

Hi Jay,
you captured a nice action of the crab spider.
The details are very good, nice colours and well composed.
Well exposed t÷÷. I like this picture.
Well done.

Hi Jay,just reviewing some of your pictures and this one caught my eye.I'm not crazy about flies but in this case I do not mind.It is so neat that the spider which is smaller can take on something larger and prevail. Your photo lacks in clarity but given the drama and action of this shot,that is not a problem.Thank you for showing the world this one.Here in Alberta we have these spiders as well. Bob

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