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A big hug!

A big hug!
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-04
Categories: Spiders
Camera: canon PowerShot G9
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Purple Obsession 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-07-21 11:02
Viewed: 3033
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Crab SpiderMisumena vatia

Yet another Crab Spider!! But this time one with red stripes along the side of the albumen. I’ve previously posted an all white one and Ivan (Argus) has posted a yellow one recently. Both were examples of excellent camouflage. This one seems less hidden here in the blue flower but maybe an insect experiences the red colour differently!

This female is about 10 mm and is ready to catch any insect that comes along. The male is only 3-4 mm in size. Crab spiders not only look like crabs but they can also move backwards and sideways.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-21 11:09]

Hi Ulla. This is a unusual looking spider. You have taken such a fine close up . with good detail and natural colours. its legs look to long for the body size, well done TFS.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-21 11:14]

Hola amiga,
sorprendente macro,
encuadre y foco...
realmente un abrazo mortal.
saludos Ulla.

Ciao Ulla, superb composition with fantastic crab spider, wonderful colors and splendid light, excellent sharpness and fine details, brava, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-21 11:38]

Hello Ulla
Amazing capture taken with excellent details and natural colors. Very well done

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-07-21 11:42]

Very good macro!

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-07-21 11:50]

Hello Ulla,
Through such photos we know more about surrounding macro world. This spider look out impressive, interesting colours and shape, smooth BG also blue flower very suit to it.
Regards, Pawel

Hello Ulla,
Excellent macro, with fine details and composition. Impressive aggressive posture! Best regards,

hello Ulla
great shot with super sharpness details beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2009-07-21 12:21]

Hello Ulla,
Excellent macro.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-21 13:47]

Hello Ulla,
Very nice capture of crab spider.POV,colors,framing and composition are wonderful.
Best regards Siggi

What a great composition and colors. Well focussed too. Did I mention that spiders are NOT my favorites?

hello Ulla
marvellous scene, particular POV,capture with exceptional colours and detail

Hello Ulla,

A great shot with excellent colors, sharpness & fine details. TFS.

Oh...thanks for the "BIG Hug"



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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-07-21 15:38]

Hola Sra. Ulla.
Aqui un Macro de exelente calidad y hermoso contenido. La Arañita tiene hermosos colores en su cuerpo y la flor donde se posa le da mas realce a la imagen.
Felicidades por este logro.
Saludos Fraternales.

Hello Ulla
in general, i hate spiders but this one is such a beauty that i like it, his colors are fantastic and you have taken this shot with so wonderful details, i like the composition, the blue flower and the POV from the top
Have a good night

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-21 16:27]

Hi Ulla,

This beautiful Crab Spider must have taken a liking to you for him to pose so wonderfully. Those long legs are amazing. His colors are marvelous - I love those reddish markings. You show this spider in fine detail. Just magnificent along with the blue flower.


Hi Ulla

Excellent perspective and colors in this picture! Good depth as well. Wonder if you used a flash? I wonder if the picture would have benefitted from more light/contrast.


Hello Ulla !
This picture is amazing ! We can see each tiny detail of the spider's face with perfect sharpness and clarity, and I also like her pose, ready to catch any insect between her "arms". Soft natural colors (I specially like the blue of the flower), splendid composition with the arms making a nice diagonal, great POV, wonderful blurred BG. Very well done !

Hi Ulla,

Superb capture of this white spider. Nice sharp image with bright coloured flowers around. Very nice BG as well. Well done


Hi Ulla,
A nice capture of this beautiful crab spider. Very good sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Ulla,
Very good diagonal composition, great focus on the spider
Well done

Hallo Ulla
The details of both the Crab Spider and the dark purple flower buds in the background are outstanding. The clarity of the finer details captured is really great. I like the very close approach of the spider, bringing it very close to the eye, making sure one cannot miss all its lovely features. The maroon pattern against the white of the rest of the body is really beautiful and is very eye-catching. Further to that the long paws almost looks as if it wants to hug and embrace you. On top of all the beautiful things that have been said about this lovely image, I cannot let the moment pass without adding it to my theme “My purple obsession” and although the major subject is the white spider I cannot miss the lively purple in the image and especially the unopened flower buds in the corner. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-07-22 7:20]

So close, fine pose of this crab with fine markings. tfs.

I have never seen such an animal before and it is hard to believe it exists in Sweden! Very interesting and also an excellent and detailed photo!

Hi Ulla

Superb, everything is perfect. Stunning contrast between spider andn flower, great work.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-24 12:00]

Hello Ulla,
What a special photo! The colours are amazing. The contrasts are so beautiful! Excellent sharp details and a wonderful composition. Perfect POV.

Absolutamnete impresionante en todos los aspectos y haciendo buena propaganda a Canon ya que demuestras como trabajan sus compactas !!
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi.

super close,Ulla
amazing details of this white spider
and well composed with perfect combination of colors

best sERGIO

Hi Ulla,

what an nice shot from this spider that I never been seen seen.
Good composition and fine colours.


Hello Ulla,

Superb macro.
Beautiful colours with fantastic detail.
Lighting and definition are splendid.
Excellent composition.

I wonder how I missed this shot, Ulla...
What an amazing macro!
I love the beautiful details!And for a change, this spider doesn't look scary!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-07-28 6:56]

Hi Ulla,
Colors, contrast, POV and details look very nice
All the best,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-28 18:07]

Hi Ulla,
excellent colours and superbs details in brightness and sharpness.
I like the shot as it is so dramatic and very close encounter.


Hi Ulla
An incredible perfect macro capture of this ambusher ready to catch a prey from great POV with immaculate details and fine composition.
TFS and cheers,

Hello Ulla,
what a fantastic picture i have missed, outstanding sharpness and wonderful colours very well saturated, excellent POV, DOF and composition
I wish you and your family a Happy and Healthy 2010
Thanks for your marvellous pictures
Ciao Maurizio

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2010-01-11 17:58]

Hola Ulla: Esta es una foto fabulosa, de lo mejor que he visto; te felicito y saludos desde Costa Rica...

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