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Spider 1 - Damselfly 0

Spider 1 - Damselfly 0
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Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My personal Dragons and Damselfies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-07 6:43
Viewed: 4661
Points: 36
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Spider 1 - Damselfly 0

Days ago I published an image of a Damselfly that finished catching an enormous Hoverfly in relation to the size of the hunter.... it is the denominated Damselfly 1 - Hoverfly 0

Today, I wished to share with You an atypical scene...a Spider of approx 5mm. that has captured a Damselfly of aprox. 30mm.

The spider that I not have can identify even have a amazing mimetic coloration... the color of his body was the same that the grass in where find then, except a series of spot brown on his back.

The Damselfly was evidently a specimen of already known Ischnura, although it is a species of smaller length than those than they appeared until a time ago.

As always... I hope that some of the friend of TN that know the identification of the tiny spider can help me with information on the same.


Araña 1 - Libelula 0

Hace unos días publiqué una imagen de un Libelula que acababa de atrapar una Mosca de las Flores enorme en relación al tamaño del cazador... es la denominada Damselfly 1 - Hoverfly 0

Hoy, deseaba compartir con Ustedes una escena atípica... un Araña de aprox de 5mm. que ha capturado una Libelula de aprox. 30mm.

La araña que no he podido identificar aun, tiene una coloración mimética asombrosa... el color de su cuerpo era el mismo que el de los pastos en donde se encontraba en ese momento, excepto una serie de manchas pardas sobre su lomo.

La Libelula era evidentemente un espécimen de los ya conocidos Ischnura, aunque se trata de una especie de menor longitud que las que aparecían hasta hace un tiempo.

Como siempre... espero que algúno de los amigos de TN que conozca la identificación de la diminuta araña pueda ayudarme con información sobre la misma.

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Great shot of this spider (I don't know the ID either) with such big pray - must be food enough for several days here.

Actually there are some more details in the picture than shown in your post which will be visible if you brighten up the middle tones using the curves in PS. I would have posted a WS to show but I reached my limit for to-day.

Great macro Ricardo.
Very unique picture, with good details and colours.
Agree with Mogens to bright it up.
Very well done.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-12-07 9:42]
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Good unique shot Ricardo. I tries to lighten it up but I think its better as it is.
Good post

Love these spider with prey captures Ricardo. A unique capture & very noteworthy. The spider is a crab spider, Family Thomisidae, possibly Misumena vatia, not sure. Thanx for posting this!!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2004-12-07 10:36]
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This shot remains me circus when one man is holding his co-partner on rope in mouth :-) Superbly spotted and captured Ricardo!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1836 W: 303 N: 4300] (14767)
  • [2004-12-07 11:11]
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Una captura excelente para usted y para la araña, Ricardo.
Una imagen única y rara.
¡ Del buen trabajo!

Desolado por no poder ayudar para la identificación.

nice capture Paul.
Special moment, but the composition is bad :(
Very good post, good work :)

Another good capture,Ricardo,by the spider.Good capture by you too.

Ricardo, I think it belongs to the family Thomisidae (crab spiders). I could not ID the exact species, but I think you could have a look at the flower crab spiders (Thomisus) or grass crab spiders (Runcinia).

The closest genus I found looking like yours, was Misumenops.

Oh yess, this is the type of shot that makes me smile... big time! Fantastic shot!

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 0 N: 180] (853)
  • [2004-12-07 18:00]

Wonderful capture!If I see this kind of action I am spechless.Very interesting note.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2004-12-07 21:43]

Ricardo, que fantástica captura. Mais um grande momento publicado por você, que tem um talento fabuloso para fotografar a interação que os insetos realizam uns com os outros.

Nitidez, profundidade de campo e composição estão perfeitas.


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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-07 22:40]

WOW, whwrw do get all these shot. You seem to notice all these unusual moments. Very well done and Captured with perfect exposure and sharpness.

Amazing shot, thanks for posting

Great rare shot. Well done.

Gracias por las escenas que estas compartiendo ultimamente, realemente se nota que estás tirando de esas pequeñas joyas escondidas en tu disco duro. Creo que se podría mejorar algo con regulacion de curvas o saturaciones, pero es una opinion totalmente personal. Tus fotografias tienen un sello puy propio con unas saturaciones e iluminaciones que podría distinguir entre un millón. Yo para ser sincero, tengo dos versiones, las que publico, y las que guardo para mi. Si publicara estas ultimas, seguro que recibiría muy pocos votos :DDD

Grande foto Ricardo!!! No momento certo, acho que um pouco de flash teria ajudado.
Parabéns, abraço, Luís

Hi Ricardo,
Final match, and damselfly loses... Very well captured. Bravo.

Composition : 5
Sharpness : 5
Color : 5
Depth Of Field: 5
Point Of View : 5
Background : 5
Contrast : 5
Focus : 5

Framework : -
Note : 5

Selamlar / Regards.

not your sharpest pic, but a very interesting capture. Very unique.
Strange to see a dragonfly hanging like this

Hello Ricardo,
A fantastic picture. A scene not normally seen by most of us. Thanks for showing this hunter and hunted. The spider looks like a crab spider to me. This spider seem to have big appetite and very strong to catch an over sized prey.

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