<< Previous Next >>


Photo Information
Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): eliz's Favorites II, Animals feeding, part two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-04 0:46
Viewed: 4794
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I present this ambush scene which was enacted in front of me. The spider laid in wait for the opportune moment and pounced on the bee in a flash and as it steadied its catch I saw a few tiny flies joining it at the party.

Early morning scene, when the bees are busy flying from one flower to the other gathering nectar these spiders are silently waiting, behind leaves or flowers, for the right moment to pounce. The play of predator and play is at its natural best.

Shot taken hand-held in reasonably good light. Hope everyone like it.

I am overwhelmed by the warm welcome from everyone....I truely feel that I belong here more than anywhere else and wish I had never left it for so long. Thank you friends.

serp2000, maurydv, kedarkulkarni, jeanpaul, Alex99, MMM, Luis52, jaycee, nasokoun, Juyona, boreocypriensis, uleko, Argus, SelenE, CeltickRanger, Noisette, oscarromulus, Emi_1987, Ingrid1 has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi, Sumon,
Superb! I like your shot! My compliments!

  • Great 
  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-06-04 1:21]

Hello Sumon,
fantastic picture of the spider, its prey and the 2 further partipating flies.
The bright spider surface is shown particularly impressive! A nice nature document, in addition.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Sumon,
a fantastic picture of the spider and three insects, impressive details and outstanding sharpness, POV, DOF, colours and composition are excellent.
Best regards

This is a great macro!
Excellent details and sharpness, perfect composition and great colours. Fantastic work!

Hi Sumon,

Good macro work, you were very fortunate to see this happening, nice action shot. Well done.


Hello Sumon,
The capture of the Spider and Bee is amazing enough,but those little flies are fantastic.
Well seen!

Hi Sumon,

Awesome catch, bot for u and the spider :)
Superb composition!


Your patience deserves great photos. You've captured the prey and the predator well with amazing detail. Well done

Bonjour Sumon
Intéressante photo, on voit bien les détails.Très jolie scène capturée au bon moment
Bonne journée et bravo....JP

Ciao Sumon, great action shoot with killer spider against a poor bee, good natural colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-04 5:56]

Hello Sumon
Excellent capture with great action, perfect focus and wonderful colors.

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-04 6:07]

Hi Sumon.
It is great close-up and amazing timing. Pictured scene is framed perfectly. I like nice surroundings for this dramatic action. Sharpness and details of the spider and its prey as well as small fly on the spider's leg are stunning as well as wonderful colours and lights. Bravo. Perfect job.

It is funny, that yesterday I have took almost similar shot May be some time I will share it too.

You are really need for all of us, dear friend.
Yours Alexei.

  • Great 
  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-06-04 6:23]

Hi Sumon
Outstanding action capture.Very impressive image.Good POV and sharp image with excellent detail.I did not know that spider could kill bee.
TFS Michel

  • Great 
  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-06-04 8:18]

Hola Sr. Sumon.
Excellent Macro, full of fine details and great moment, You were lucky to see and photograph the escene.
Many thanks for share and please stay here as long as You live.
Saludos My friend.

Preciosa Sumon, con mucho realismo y unos colores muy fieles. Acertado ángulo zenital. Un buen trabajo.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-04 10:01]

Hello Sumon,
Impressive scene in good sharpness, details and natural colours. Great POV, DOF and composition. The extra two flies are a great bonus.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-04 11:06]

Hi Sumon,another fantastic macro! And what a scoop too! You was lucky to meet this impressive situation...and a great photographer to take that so perfeclty,the sharpness is really impressive as you last pic!My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hi Sumon,
Very good scene thanks to you patience. Details of the scene are well captured and vivid. Best regards,

  • Great 
  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-06-04 16:28]

Hi Sumon,

Wow! What a capture this is. The spider and the bee are absolutely fantastic. Wouldn't look any sharper or clearer seeing this action in person. I can't help but think what we missed in your absence. Yes, you do belong here and it's wonderful to have you back.


hello Sumon
exceptional scene, the microcosm in action,very fine capture and photo
TFS and thanks for sharing

great..shot mana Da.

  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-06-04 23:25]

Hi Sumon,
Nice to see you again with this deadly image, I am also not that regular but keeping in touch with TN. The crab spider looks very skillful here as it holds the bee firmly. Very pleasant colors. tfs.

  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-06-04 23:55]

what a fantastic moment. 3 insects in one shot :)

  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-06-05 0:16]

Hola Sumon,
fina captura,
hermoso pov y realización...
detalles y espectáculo brillantes,

Namastay Sumon,
Wowww...a great action shot of a ambusher with its poor prey.
I am also seing two uninvited sarcophage fly to this scene MF.
TFS and cheers,

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-05 1:16]

Hi Sumon,
excellent capture. you have waited for the best moment. well depicted action. such a clear and sharp shot.
Wonderful presentation.


  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-06-05 4:21]

Hello Sumon,
What a superb capture of this nasty fight between a spider, a hoverfly and two flies. No doubt the spider will be the winnder and get the biggest prey!! An excellent macro showing sharp details of all and very well composed too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-05 8:16]

Hello Sumon
An excellent capture of a Crab Spider with a honey bee as its prey
+: Sharpness, DOF, pose, POV, BG, composition, colours and lighting.
-: none
The small fies are a bonus
Thanks and best regards,

  • Great 
  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-06-05 10:08]

Hi Sumon,
Lovely macro. Focus, sharpness, moment you captured and details are very good.
All the best,

hello Sumon

superb timing from you to shoot this excellent image,
with fine POV and DOF, fine focus with great
sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Sumon
this is a great scene, very beautiful shot taken with great sharpness
colors, POV, lighting, are excellent
Have a good night

NO I DON'T LIKE IT. Yes......
I LOVE, "LOVE", IT"!!!
Mario from Canada.

Ciao Sumon. A dramatic dynamyc taken in very good light and stunning details. Indeed a great macro shot. Best regards.


Hello Sumon
Wow interesting tactic and very beautiful description, everything is so sharp and colorful. Job well done, thanks for sharing this beautiful picture!

Regards Hedesan

Dear Sumon
A great action photo, and I add your work to my theme "Animals' feeding, part two"
I like your notes describing the scene/ circumstances of the shoot, and the image itself is exquisite, the details fascinating, the colours pleasant to view.
I also like the layout of the image very much.

Thanks for sharing
Warm regards from South Africa

Calibration Check