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End of the grasshopper


End of the grasshopper
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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000, Raynox DCR 150 macro lens
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-02 13:38
Viewed: 3146
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Argiope bruennichi

Argiope bruennichi, or the wasp spider, is a species of orb-web spider distributed throughout central Europe, north Africa and parts of Asia. Like other members of the genus Argiope, (including St Andrew's Cross spiders), it shows striking yellow and black markings on its abdomen.

The spider builds a spiral orb web at dawn or dusk, commonly in long grass a little above ground level, taking it approximately an hour. The prominent zigzag shape called the stabilimentum, or web decoration, featured at the centre of the orb is of uncertain function, though it may be to attract insects.

The spider paralyses its prey, mostly grasshoppers, flies and bees, by injecting it with venom.

Info from wikipedia.com

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Hallo Heinz,
hab' mich gerade eingelinkt - wow - was für ein Begrüßungsfoto. Gruselig schaurig schön.
Noch nie hab' ich so eine Spinne gesehen, jetzt bekomm' ich eine Vorstellung davon, wie groß sie ist! Super Moment, vielen Dank, sehr außergewöhnlich.
Wir waren heute auch einige Stunden in der Natur unterwegs und hatten wieder Libellen-Glück. Bin noch immer ganz hingerissen von den großen Brummern. Tschüssi
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-09-02 13:58]

Hello Heinz , A Beauty shot , Jaap has the same spider today , whithout a meal this one is beautifull what a prooi , tfs Good Weekend Teunie .

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-09-02 14:16]

wow, was für eine tolle spinne, heinz! :-)
die könnte auch mir hier in köln über den weg laufen?
die ist so schön bunt, die könnte eher einem urwald entsprungen sein.
klasse erwischt, mitten beim festessen, perfekt scharf
und mit außergewöhnlichen details.
tschüss mit einem großen dank & einen schönen abend, thorsten.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-09-02 14:33]

it's a great shot my friend.
I have photographt the same spider as you without a meal. the capture is great and the point ofof view is great with fantastic details, very good job.
gr. jaap

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-09-02 14:34]

Hallo Heinz,
zwar nicht so schön für den Grashüpfer, aber für uns ein wunderbares Naturdokument und eine scharfe Szene in doppeltem Sinne. Superbild!
Einen schönen Abend noch, Peter

P.S. Ich habe noch so viel aus Costa Rica auf Lager und heute auch schon wieder wunderbare 'deutsche Kost' auf den Chip gebannt.

Hello Heinz,
nice action shot!
It's rude but that's life...
Colors, compo and details are good, Green BG is excellent.

Andrea

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-09-02 14:58]

Hallo Heinz,
Die Spinne hat ja wirklich eine tolle Beute gemacht. Eine tolle Makroaufnahme. Schaerfeverlauf, Farben und Bildaufbau gefallen mir sehr gut Sehr beeindruckend.
Schoenes Wochenende..Sky

Hi Heinz,
Excellent macro shot!Great details,colors and composition.Very well done.TFS.Hilmi

Hello Heinz,
Nice shot with great color and well exposed.
Well framed with good details and I really like the Bg as well :)
Well done mf.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-09-02 21:15]

Heinz.- Muy buena foto, justo en el momento., Creo que asi es la vida, algunos tienen que morir para que otros puedan seguir viviendo. La ley de la Naturaleza. Luis52

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2006-09-02 22:52]

Hola Heinz: Dejando de lado el encuadre, que no es perfecto, esta es una gran captura de un momento muy tràgico para quien es devorado por esta araña, que no deja de ser hermosa. Bravo.
Nelly

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-09-03 2:56]

Hi Heinz,
superb macro, good details and nice colours. Good captured a moment. Well done photo.
Gr., Aleksander

Hi Heinz,
This is an amazing action shot! Details and composition are really good! Everything is razor sharp! Very well done and TFS,

Claudine

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-09-03 5:46]

"Goodbye cruel world!"
Yes survival of the fittest. I like the look of these wasp spiders, and he is having a great meal here...
Great capture Heinz, well done.
Janice

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-09-03 6:01]

Hi Heinz,

This is nature. Cruel but always interesting! I like the composition. TFS.

regards,
Zeno.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-03 6:05]

Una captura en acción muy buena Heinz.
Excelente agudeza y POV, aunque el foco es algo soft sobre las patas derechas.
Buen trasfondo y el encuadre aparece demasiado escaso arriba, sobre el extremo de la pata del arácnido.
Saludos... Ricardo

A very good capture in action Heinz.
Excellent sharpness and POV, although the focus is something soft on the right paws.
Good background and the framing appears too scarce up, on the end of the paw of the arachnid.
Greetings... Ricardo

... later

Heinz,
Great moment (not for the prey).
Good content in this macro.
Interesting note.
Regards,
Annick

Hi, Heinz.
Really great moment from nature. What a bandit! Very good POV. Excellent macro.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-09-04 7:31]

Wow ! You made a beautiful and impressive shot this hunter. Dramatic scene. Sharpness and DOF are great. Congratulations my friend and TFS.
PS : these days I am busy because of mushroom in bloom ;-)

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-09-05 7:15]

Hi Heinz
Well seen and captured. Good colours, sharpnes, details, light, DOF and POV.
Well done Heinz

osse

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-09-11 13:06]

Hallo Heinz,
Excellent capture with excellent timing my friend.
I like this action shot a lot:)
Great pov,dof,focus,sharpness,frame,note,colors and blurred bg.TFS
Chris

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