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Yellow Death

Yellow Death
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Copyright: Mark Galea (magal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-23
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Raynox DCR-150
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): jmp *1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-24 9:32
Viewed: 5143
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Friends,
It's so nice to be back on TN and be able to post shots again. Work and other circustances have kept me away, with the occasional few minutes for a quick glance. Now I hope to be able to have the time to afford to my favourite site, with its wonderful members.
This posting is of dramatic moment, with a flower spider - Thomisus Onustus in the process of devouring the insides of this poor bee. When I first approached the flower, the bee was all I saw, then I realized something was not right and saw the spider BENEATH it, practically impossible to see [see workshop]. It was only when it turned the bee round, probably to suck fron a different position did I get this better perspective.
Shot was take at f11 because of the Raynox's limited DOF and the camera supported on a monopod [got one at last].
Thanks for looking

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Hello Mark!
Nice but dramatic composition with good details and POV. The spider's comouflage is really nice on this picture :)
TFS and best greetings from Poland,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-24 10:20]

Hi Mark,
Your capture showcases camoflage at its' finest. Great details and colors in this fantastic composition, thanks for sharing your fine work.

Hello Mark,
Good to see you back!
The spider in this image is perfectly camouflaged, matching the colour of the flower to perfection.
The deathly embrace it has extended to its victim, however, is as clear as the day.
The poor bee, so richly smeared with pollen, is now beyond redemption.
TFS and bye.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-24 16:30]

Hello Mark,
Excellent close up.Camouflage is amazing.I liked POV,moment you caught,colros,clear details and composition a lot.

bonjour mark
felicitations,il fallait vraiment avoir l'oeil pour apercevoir cette araignée.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-02-25 5:18]

HI Mark!
Amazing how colorful this death is, very cruel sight, but well captured the ways of nature!Great shot!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-26 7:30]

Interesante presentación Mark de estas dos imágenes con gran agudeza y un perfecto ejemplo de camuflaje de la diminuta araña.
Agradable punto de vista y buen encuadre con estética composición.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Interesting presentation Mark of these two images with great sharpness and a perfect example of camouflage of the tiny spider.
Pleasant point of view and good framing with aesthetic composition.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-26 8:50]

Hi Mark,
Really yellow is all over! Wonderful capture, very sharp and an outstanding example of camouflage. Great moment you have captured with excellent exposure and details.
TFS, José M.

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