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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-04-26 10:11
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Points: 42
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Walk around sunflower field that located on the roadside in the fringe of Bangkok urban, I found this little crab spider.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Superfamily: Thomisoidea
Family: Thomisidae

Common name: Crab Spiders
Thai common name: แมงมุมปู

Crab spiders make up the Thomisidae family of the Araneae order. They are also commonly called "flower spiders" because they are most often found on flowers, lying in ambush for prey. Crab spiders do not build webs to trap prey, but are active hunters much like the jumping spiders (Salticidae).

They are called crab spiders because of their first two pairs of legs, which are held out to the side giving them (with their flattened, angular bodies) a crab-like appearance. Also, like crabs, these spiders move sideways and backwards more easily than forwards.

From: Wikipedia

My previous post on crab spider is Here.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-04-26 10:26]

Hi Jitti.
Very nice macro.I like composition with this crab spider and his shadow.Beautiful pose on yellow petal.Very good sharp details and amazing colors.Superb done,TFS.
Best greetings Milos.

Hello Jitti!
Amazing shot! I have not seen a crabspider like this one. The ones I'm familiar with are always very adept at camouflage!

Yours stands out. In more ways than one! Excellent capture and presentation! Thanx eh! Krop koop kap! Jay

PS I would use a slightly different presentation, See WS. Also Themed!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-26 10:50]

Hi Jitti,

You present insects in the most artistic ways! Wonderful details on this crab spider that you show off so well against the yellow leaf. Lovely colors, details and comp.


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  • kessi Gold Star Critiquer [C: 80 W: 5 N: 74] (221)
  • [2007-04-26 11:14]

Hi Jitti, Super clear shot of this little fellow. I like the way his colours are offset against the yellow of the flower leaf. The light from the side accentuates his body. Your depth of field is excellent. the spider is perfectly in focus and the background blurred. I have also never seen one with this colour. The ones I've encountered were either white or green. Great picture.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-04-26 11:40]

salut Jitti,
jolie macro et intéressant jeu d'ombre, la petite araîgnée veut jouer à la grande.
Belle netteté.


bonjour jitti
genial,avec l'ombre on pourrait croire que l'araignée essaye de ce montrer plus grosse qu'elle n'est en realité.

Hi Jitti,
this spider has very nice stripes and I love the shadow on the yellow leaf. Very nice shot, thanks
SAbine - wishnugaruda

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-26 13:28]

Hello Jitti,
This is a very smart presentation of this interesting spider which is sharply in focus on the beautiful yellow petal! Lovely colours and I like the shadow on the petal too. Very nice cropping!
Many thanks, Ulla

Hello Jitti
Excellent shot of this spider from Thomisidae
family,Perfect compo and sharpness,
Superb shot.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-26 15:12]

Hi Jitti,
great shot, I like the POV, it gives you a nice shadow that adds a bit more drama. Great colors and fabulous sharpness.

Hi Jitti,
Great capture of this crab spider, the beautiful colored backstage with the shadow projection showing a nice depth is fabulous. :)

Hello Jitti!
Another very beauty picture! I like the perfect detail on spider's body and the shadow on the flower.
Very well don my Friend!

Hola Jitti,
Una bellísima composición muy bien detallada, buena definición, bonito color y agradable fondo e iluminación. Saludos
José Ramón

Hello Jitti, :)

Wonderful Macro, the yellow flower is a perfect backdrop for this fellow! I love seeing his shadow, not to often we see that from a spider. Very artistic composition, thank you for sharing, it's always a pleasure. Take care my friend!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-27 14:20]

Hello Jitti,
Another one of your fine macros, this time of a crab spider. Judging by the size of the flower petal, it must be pretty small. Even so, you have captured it with good sharpness and lighting and its shadow adds to the fine impact of this shot.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Lol Jitti,
There is no way I can understand its Thai name :) This is such a special language to me, those characters looks like drawing :) This is a very nice capture of this tinny spider that we also have here but which looks a bit different. Ones I saw here are plain yellow with no pattern on them. I like this beautiful composition, excellent details and exposure. Colors are beautiful too. This is a very nice one. Thanks!
PT :-)

Hola Jitti.
Sencillamente genial.
Color equilibrado, buena iluminación y acertado encuadre.
Hasta pronto, JL.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-30 22:41]

Hello Jitti

Wow what a beautiful image.The focus and details are razor sharp.The colours are beautiful.Excellent POV and composition.Excellent DOF.A superb image.TFS


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  • Charo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 39] (456)
  • [2007-05-01 11:11]

Hola Jitti,
Una foto fantástica, una araña y el pétalo de una flor, sencilla composición pero con una calidad y un encuadre excelente.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2007-05-01 12:36]

Hello Jitti,

What a splendid composition you are offering us here!!! You manages excellently the exposition (which is not easy with the yellow!). The pose of the spider is great and you got an excellent pov. I like the shadow of the insects on the flower too and the nice green bg complimenting the picture!

Great job and TFS,


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-08 1:19]

Hi Jitti.
What a wonderful and skillfully done macro shot. I see this spider is too small but you have reproduced it greatly. Amazing reproduction of all details of the spider and petal (including petal's texture). Beauty of colours are perfect as well as simply outstanding DOF and POV. Bravo and TFS. Once more your excellent and pleasant for looking shot.

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