Ambition pays off
- netfalls (0)
- [2004-11-17 3:42]
Very nice shot I like the fusion between the flour and the spider.
- coasties (28054)
- [2004-11-17 3:49]
You have to look hard to see the spider. Looks like it has its pajamas on :-). Great image. TFS.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2004-11-17 4:00]
Great action Gerhard.
The spider is well hidden in the flower.
Good colours , details and nice composition.
Very well done.
- red45 (31094)
- [2004-11-17 4:22]
Oh yes! Power of the mimicra. You captured great moment Gerhard!
- AndyB (3982)
- [2004-11-17 4:44]
An amazing capture!
I can see how you nearly missed it,the camouflage is excellent.It must have been a nasty shock for the hoverfly.
A great shot,well done.
- RAP (7405)
- [2004-11-17 6:50]
Si además de competir con tu talento, debemos hacerlo con tu buena suerte... creo que estamos perdidos. ;-)
Gran imagen... por el oportunismo de la misma, por la calidad con la que se aprecia la araña y su presa, a partir de una excelente agudeza y colorido.
Hay que emencionar también el correcto encuadre y un perfecto DOF, además de tus notas y relato.
If besides to compete with your talent, we must do it with your good luck... I believe that we are lost. ;-)
Great image... by the opportunism of the same one, by the quality with which it is appraised the spider and its prey, from an excellent sharpness and colorful.
It is necessary to mention also the correct frame and a perfect DOF, in addition to your notes and story.
- PDP (11769)
- [2004-11-17 8:17]
Ha, great title Gerhard :-). Amazing that you did not know that you had this beuatiful spider in front of you. A little bit soft but nevermind because it's easy to see what is going on and the capture is superb. Great work.
(I haven't had a chance to have a good look at that fly you sent me yet...but I don't think it's going to be easy!)
- marhowie (486)
- [2004-11-17 9:40]
Wow! This is a definite "double take" shot! Looks like this Crab spider's literally sucking the brains out of this poor bee!Great, Great shot..I love it! Sure puts my drab overcast post to shame :-( I found your note telling. Isn't it neat when you pull-up shots on the PC to find these gems that you missed the 1st time around!
- willie (2083)
- [2004-11-17 10:11]
Gerhardt op sy beste.
Skitterende foto. Well Done Gerhardt
- Luc (14767)
- [2004-11-17 10:22]
Pure luck brings often great shots, Gerhard. This of it is the proof.
When I return to the house with my gathering of photographs and that I look them in my computer, I like to discover there details which I had not seen at the time of the catch. In your case, it is a large detail. :)
Chance or not, it is a great action capture.
- japie (5187)
- [2004-11-18 10:16]
Looking at the thumbmail I thought it was a normal bee shot. WOW, now I see that it is a bee in the jaws of a spider shot! Trust spiderman to find this. This shot is stunning and going to my favourites.
Thanks for posting
- nwoehnl (28)
- [2004-11-18 16:06]
Well, Gerhard, not bad at all for a lucky shot I have to say. What a way for the crab spider to camouflage itself on the yellow blossom - and talk about a bad luck day for the bee ... Good sharpness, well cropped, and nice use of DOF.
- deud (2540)
- [2004-11-26 1:56]
wow! for the first look at this picture i have no see the spider! GREAT camouflage. excellent moment captured