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Crab Spider with Prey

Crab Spider with Prey
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-03-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-05-23 0:08
Viewed: 1339
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Crab Spider and Lynx Spider had a busy time on spring flowers in March this year. That is the time when winged insects visit the flowers for nectar and pollen. I took this picture in March when the school garden was in full bloom. The scene took place on a large yellow Marigold flower.

Thomisidae is a family of spiders, including about 175 genera and over 2,100 species. The common name crab spider is often applied to species in this family, but is also applied loosely to many other species of spiders. Among the Thomisidae, "crab spider" refers most often to the familiar species of "flower crab spiders", though not all members of the family are limited to ambush hunting in flowers.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-05-23 7:36]

Hello Ram,
Very beautiful macro of this dramatic scene. Fantastic sharpness and details in splendid clear colors.

hello Ram
une magnifique prise,une macro montrant bien les détails;
bonne netteté et bons contrastes
Bonne soirée

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-05-23 8:17]

Hi Ram,there is a big dinner for the crab spider too,well camouflated in yellow like the flower in backgrund and taken in a fantastic sharpenss,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2016-05-23 11:24]

Hello Ram,
Very sharp picture of this capture scene, These crab-spiders are very efficient hunters, poor little hoovefly...
Hope you are fine.
Herzliche Grüsse

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2016-05-24 0:46]

Hello Ram,
a nice capture achieved by you but obviously not for the fly.
It's incredibly sharp with great depth of field. Fly and spider as well
as the parts of the flower are presented with superb sharpness.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-05-24 3:43]

Hello Ram,
A superb capture of predator and prey in fine detail and beautiful color. Both the spider and the unlucky fly are in sharp focus and presented in an attractive composition. Wonder color tones and just the right amount of exposure. Well done!!

Hi Ram

Impressive macro of thsi crab spider in action (Thomisus sp), excellent DOF, nice POV, excellent clarity and details.



Ciao Ram, great macro of poor fly captured by crab spider, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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