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Crab Spider IX

Crab Spider IX
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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: 2011-05-07
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Favorite crab spiders [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-06-09 8:37
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Crab Spider

Body color is variable ranging from brightly colored (pink, green, yellow, red) to dark brown or grey with a mottled appearance. Their abdomens are variable in shape being triangular, round to ovoid to elongate, sometimes extending tail-like past the spinnerets. They have eight eyes arranged in two rows (4:4) with the lateral eyes usually on distinct tubercles. Their legs are very distinct with the front legs usually longer than the hind legs. The front legs frequently have a series of strong spines on the tibiae and metatarsi to assist in catching prey. The brush-like setae on the tip of each leg facilitate their movements on plants.

Image taken in RAW, ISO200, Aperture priority mode and Evaluative metering system!

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Hi George,

Very nice picture taken of this crab spider from excellent POV.
The sharpness is great. The color on the spider is amazing. Well done & TFS.


Hello dear friend and Favorite George!
Your trademark, this time it seems in a carnival costume! Yes ! your lovely crab spider has a spectacular dress in white and pink !!! Great job, dear George with a very artistic point of view in diagonally cut.
I love the colors in "ton-sur-ton". Amazing as always...many thanks for keep posting!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-09 8:49]

Hello George,
Another beauty! The harmonious colours are marvellous.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-06-09 8:54]

Hello George.
Amazing spider. Your POV is great as well as details and soft impressive light and composition. My compliments and best regards Siggi

Hallo George,
never seen a crab spider with two colours before, it's a beaty.
The spider is pin sharp and the rest in soft focus, it's great to view.
The WB and exposure are absolute accurate, beautiful natural colours and a nice POV.
Well done, my friend.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-06-09 9:32]

Hello George,
This SA Crab spider is very colourful to match the flowers it uses and is more striking than those we have in my country.
The technical standar is top with excellent sharpness and the use of flash not apparently affecting the colour quality.
Typical crab spider pose taken from a great POV and set in a fine composition in the flower.
Thanks and best regards,

Amazing photo, the combination of the radiating lines with the position of the crab spider makes for a wonderful photo. regards yiannis

  • corjan3 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 49 N: 964] (4707)
  • [2011-06-09 9:56]

Hello George,
The radial pattern of the OOF petals serves very well to enhance the subject of your image over and above its excellent sharpness. I wonder what full sharpness would have been like, if that kind of DOF is attainable at all under the circumstances. A very pleasant image too view. Best wishes.

Hello George,
Fantastic capture of a very interesting spider.
Excellent image and composition.
Lovely vivid colors and perfect focus.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello George,
Fantastic! .. You always make good macros, but it is a supreme expert on spiders and Diptera! Great POV, the increase is superb!
Regards, TFS

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  • Kasek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 13 N: 50] (284)
  • [2011-06-09 11:22]

I gotta say this is one of most beautiful animals I'v ever seen! Here in my country spiders doesn't look like that, they are mostly black/brown, haven't seen such a beauty yet, so I am really impressed. Amazing colors and details. I love to watch macrophotos and this one is masterpiece!

Hello George
Perfect composition, Perfect lighting, Perfect focus, Perfect…..spider, PERFECT photo.

this is what I call a macro, excellent colors and details, very nice thomidae in a very nice position, nice compo, nice picture George,

have a good time,

ciao, tino

Hello George,
A top quality image captured from perfect POV with lovely colours and amazing sharp details. Congratulations!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-06-09 12:38]

Hello George,
Wow, this is a beautiful Crab spider with amazing markings and beautiful colours! A brilliant capture too, of course, and very well framed.
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

Nice compostion and color, the faded whites add to the picture instead of diminsihing it

Hello George

Great macro shot of this crab with his amazing
pink color tones, very fine POV and the way
diagonally it is framed on the image,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-06-09 23:17]

Hi George,
Excellent sharpnes, fine details, interesting Spider species, TFS!

Hi George,
Simply fantastic!
Impressive capture with impressive composition.
Colours and sharpness are fantastic.
Thanks for sharing

Hallo George,
a fantastic macro shot, outstanding sharpness and impressive details, marvellous bright colours, excellent from all aspect
Best regards

Hola George

Que perfecta macro, como se le aprecian esos pequeños ojos, que color mas original. Una composición excelente y esa postura agresiva. Bueno en un total una imagen sumamente buena. POV excelente.

Un saludo de Antonio

very good picture with great details and nice colours.Strong composition. Best Regards and have a nice day

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-06-10 3:07]

Hello George,
Happy to see that you are back on TN. With a typical picture oy yours, colorful and a creature we have already seen in your gallery. Excellent composition as usual and this something special you bring in with your shots.
Kind regards

Ciao George, fantastic macro of wonderful crab spider, splendid colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-10 4:50]

Hi George,all is right in your pic today...ehehe..and now what can i do? Just my great compliments for this fantastic catch-eye,this purple world is truely magnificent!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-06-10 6:22]

Amazing colors of this crab spider, lovely image with fine details, good one. tfs.

HI George,
very interesting crab spider. Great sharpness and depth of field. Amazing unusual colours. Composition - excellent.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2011-06-10 11:36]

Hi George,

Wonderful macro! The combination of the crisp, colourful spider, and the subtle, blurred, complementary BG is first rate. Try as I might, I've never been able to capture such a terrific macro. So beautifully and artistically composed, as well. TFS.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-06-13 2:27]

Hello George,
such a lovely capture of this spider. This is more of a glamour genreas, its softness and colors harmonises into excellent view of softness and excitement.
Very well presented view and excellent sharpness.


pink are the best .....
you get to the bottom of the lens,George
exceptional cutting
and splendid detail

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-06-13 13:17]

Bela foto 100 comentário um exelente trabalho de macro magnifica imagem com cores muito atraente parabéns.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-06-28 13:00]

Hello George,
I am presently on vacation in Oklahoma, so I have limited access to a computer. A superb shot of this gorgeous Crab Spider. The colors are simply awesome and the focus is right on the money. Very attractive composition and perfectly exposed. Great work!!

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