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wolf spider

wolf spider
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-01
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/350 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-06 0:52
Viewed: 2936
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wolf spiders are members of the family Lycosidae, from the Ancient Greek word "λύκος" meaning "wolf". They are robust and agile hunters with good eyesight. They live mostly solitary lives and hunt alone. Some are opportunistic hunters pouncing upon prey as they find it or even chasing it over short distances. Some will even wait for passing prey in or near the mouth of a burrow.

Wolf spiders resemble Nursery web spiders (family Pisauridae), but they carry their egg sacs by attaching them to their spinnerets (Pisauridae carry their egg sacs with their chelicerae and pedipalps). Wolf spiders have two eyes out of eight that are large and prominent, distinguishing them from the Nursery web spiders, whose eyes are all of approximately equal size.

Image taken in RAW, ISO160, Aperture priority mode and Evaluative metering system.

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Good detailed photograph of these usually difficult subjects! Background colours good too. regards yiannis

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-06 1:10]

Hi George,these spiders are very very common in my country too,i remember to take a pic whit the eggs sacs in the last autumn.A fantastic work as usual whit great sharpness and colors,another beautiful macro,the eye details are very very impressives.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-03-06 1:26]

Hello George,
sm,ashing view of the spider creeping on the yellow petals. The details and features are dramatic. I like the splendid close up that detailed out the features and pattern of this spider.
Well seen and the shallow depth is smashing.


Hello George,
Excellent quality as we have become used to with you. Even the highlights in the eyes are visible. Unusual image that must be difficult to get. Very well done.

great detail, nice colors and magnific picture ! congrats George ! another mastermacropiece,

have a good day,

ciao, tino

Hi George,

Lovely rendition of the Wolf Spider, good use of a fill in flash that also puts highlights in both eyes of this fine specimen,

Great sharpness and composition, well done George and thanks for sharing,


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-06 3:00]

Hello George,
excellent macro with great impact. A very good POV and comp. Sharp detail, excellent light, color and BG. Very well done. Thank You!Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-06 3:02]

Hello George,
Excellent sharp detailed photo taken from the best POV. Very nice natural bright colours. Good choice of diagonal composition.

Hello George,
What a splendid capture with excellent focus, very good details and
nice colors.
Fantastic composition and perfect exposure.
Interesting photographers note and very useful

Hi George,
perfect composition. I like this yellow colour. Splendid sharpness on this spider. What the eyes!

Hi George,
Very nice photo for this spider.
Colours, sharpness and composition are very good.
Thanks for sharing

Hello George
Another impressive photo! As always the composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

Ciao George. Magnifcient capture of siyder! Details and sharp are excellente so like DIF and light's managment.


impressive capture of wolf spider,my friend
top details and definition

ciao sERGIO

Hallo George,
superb macro shot of this Wolf Spider, impressive details, fantastic contrast against a splendid mixed yellow green, a very good visual impact
Best regards

Another good result from you George. Well done.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-03-06 7:18]

Beautiful species of spider with good details and on the flower that's lovely. tfs.

Dear friend George,
Hello ! How are you? Im fine, thanks for ask.
Despite do not like spiders...( only the Spiderman...kkkkkkkkkk)
I must say that you pic here is first class with so many great details which, as you said, are " things you did not see before."TFS
Have a nice week dear George!

PS:Many thanks for your instructive comments in my last pic!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-03-06 9:07]

Hi George.
Excellent 3D-image of a nice spider. It is impossible to imagine more attractive surroundings. I like impressive diagonal composition of the image, fine flash work and nice colours at whole. My compliments and TFS.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-03-06 10:24]

Hello George
Excellent work as usual
Thanks for sharing

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-03-06 19:35]

Hello George,
Superb macro image of this Wolf Spider. Exceptional detail shown and even capturing a tiny catchlight in it's eyes. Wonderful DOF due to your f/13 aperture and beautiful natural coloration. Well done!!

Hello George, another stunning capture of this spider. Fantastic ... as usual the light and detail. Very nice composition and perfect the setting of the image. Another great photo. All the best, Paul

Hi George - what a capture. Excellent POV, sharpness is amazing and so are the colors. TFS

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-03-07 8:19]

Hello George,
A superb macro of this species of Wolf Spider.
The dorsal POV shows it features witth top sharpness, natural colours and lighting in a pleasing composition on the withering flower.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-03-07 15:07]

Hello George,
A very sharp macro,great colors details and wonderful composition.TFS.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-03-08 12:35]

Hi George,
Great sharpness, colors and details and composition .. Congratulations, regards

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