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Predator becomes Prey

Predator becomes Prey
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-18
Categories: Insects, Spiders
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/5.9, 1/18 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The predator with the Prey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-07 2:45
Viewed: 3681
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Lynx Spider eating another small jumping spider

I found these two fighting on a leaf. At first I thought they were fighting for some other insect. Lastly I found everybody parts which were moving to fight soon became stable. And the Lynx was the winner in the war "Kill or get Killed". The small jumping spider was the trophy for the Lynx spidy.

"Lynx Spiders"' are hunting spiders that spend their lives on plants, flowers and shrubs. Nimble runners and jumpers, they rely on their keen eyesight to stalk, chase or ambush prey. Six of their eight eyes are arranged in a hexagon-like pattern, a characteristic that identifies them as members of the family Oxyopidae. They also have spiny legs.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Superfamily: Lycosoidea
Family: Oxyopidae

Source -Wikipedia

Here is an interesting article Predator and Prey Hope you all like it.

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hi haraprasan aka hp,
you amaze me with the hunting shots, you have posted so many shots of this kind with perfection, the lynx spider is a great predator, you have captured the hunt well, nice pov, well composed shot, i liked your initial HP given by Mr Thakur. looks nice on the frame,
tfs & regards

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-08-07 3:06]
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hi mr.haraprasan,
nowadays you have become a genius in photography.this picture is fantastic with great details.
would u mail me how to do such frames(borders) which you have put for this picture .

Hello Haraprasn,
These are my favorite spiders, I've spent alot of time photograping and oberving them..I've never seen one eat another of the species though.
Great job on the color, POV, detail, and overall composition..
Well done!

Life is tough sometimes, even for spiders. Great composition and focus. I like the subdued lighting. It gives a nice mood to the image.

Well done.

Great details once again - the hairs on their legs and the beady little eyes - very good!!
And you managed another action shot. It reminds me of one of those shows on the National Geographic channel. :)

  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-07 5:35]

Friend, Excellent and simply amazing. what shot. I did one but it went for OOF. Yours is amazing. WOW Ganesh D Later

In the struggle for survival, nothing matters except survival, HP. Charles Darwin did have a point there!
A very impressive capture showing the two different species of spiders "struggling" it out. Apparently, the fitter of the two would survive.
Very fine compo and rich colours.
Well done and TFS.

Hello Haraprasn,
Beautiful picture. Great observation to this kill or be killed. Sharp and well exposed image. Like the way you composed this picture.

Hello Haraprasan,
Thanks for your words yesterday.
Interesting content in your image and displayed with a lot of sharpness..

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-07 7:56]

Stunning colours and amazing details, superb composition and nicely framed for presentation
Well done and TFS

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-07 8:03]

Hi Haraprasan,

Superb action shot of these spiders. And an especially beautiful picture with the layout of the leaves and the frame. Excellent colors and details and a wonderful composition.


selam haraprasan, excellent shot and very good composition of this spider interesting, eating another one nice pov and bg with splendid colours.
Well done !
Regards ridvan

Hello friend,
Excellent shot with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details
good exposure and focus
thanks for sharing

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-08-07 10:31]

Hi Haraprasan,
This is a rare shot of two spiders fighting! Excellent details and sharpness, great POV.
Very well done and TFS

Hi Haraprasan,
Great capture you got it very sharp and powerful colors, great details complement with good
composition, well done TFS. Best regards/Lawhill

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-07 18:27]

Hello Haraprasan

The struggle of nature that takes place beneath our noses millions of times each day.A wonderful capture of this one.The focus is spot on with excellent sharpness of detail.The colours are outstanding and well saturated.Nicely composed with a very good POV.TFS


Hola Haraprasan,
excelente momento el capturado con gran definición y detalle, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-08 8:35]

Hello Haraprasan,
Great scene showing the raw facts of life (including human commerce!).
Good sharp details of both the spiders. The larger one is definitely a female: I wonder if she is eating her lover? Female spiders have this tendency.

YOur an excellent photographer. What about other kinds of photos?

Destaco la profundidad... enorme. Impresionante toma de este arácnido que nunca había visto. La composición , como en casi todas tus fotografías, muy buena, así como la luz. Buena pose con las patas levantadas de la araña más grande. Saludos.

Hello Haraprasan,
What a great capture this was for you as well as the Lynx Spider.
Pity for the jumping spider ofcourse, but that's what wildlife is all about as you already did mention in your great note.
Perfect sharpness and composition while colors and details are wonderful.
Pity the part of the leaf behind the Lynx Spider is a little harsh lighted and therefore does attrackt the eye to much.
Nevertheless a very beautiful image and the lighter part of the leaf gould easely be darkened a bit in photoshop.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,

P/S Sorry, but out of :) will be back tomorrow.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-09 20:01]
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Hi Haraprasan,
Splendid action scene captured with very impressive sharpness. The subjects stand out well against the green leaf BG and I like the lighting. Excellent POV to portray this poignant scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Haraprasn,
Not often I see a spider being eaten by another spider, most interesting!
Action well captured in this fine macro shot, good point of view...
A well composed presentation, rich natural colours and sharp fine details!
Pablo -

NAMASTAY, Haraprasan,
You have not siezed to amaze me.
You are a great observer and a greater photographer than most I've known.
Your images are clear and EXACT. Outstanding focusing.
What a lovely artist.
Best regards,

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