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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: 2009-09-02
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-11 9:46
Viewed: 6211
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello everyone......I come back after a long time.....hope I am still on everyone's mind.....

I present a beautiful Glory Lily, a wild flower, and a lurking spider, laying in wait for a kill. This was taken on the outskirts of Nandankanan Zoological Park near Bhubaneswar City. Shot taken hand held in reasonably good natural light......Hope everyone like it.....

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Beautifull flower,interesting hiden spider and verry good composition.Best regards.Alin.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-10-11 10:17]

Hello Sumon. Welcome back with such great shot. Excellent in all aspects.
TFS & R's,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-11 10:19]

Hello Sumon,
Great to see you back!
A superb capture of this Glory Lily flower and its hiding guest, green spider.
As usual the sharpness, lighting, colours and BG are top class and the natural neutral Bg shows the scene off well.
Thanks and i hope you can stay with us for a while!
All the best,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-10-11 10:26]

Hi Sumon,

What macro with splendid colors and him BG's!
Exceptional and description of this image.
Have a nice Sunday,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-10-11 10:30]

Hello Sumon
Nice super close up macro.Great detail and I just admire it that I can do this.Congrats
Best regards Siggi

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2009-10-11 10:34]

Hello Sumon
very nice details, color, exposure and contrast for this Lily flower. Great light and focusing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-11 10:59]

Hello Sumon,
Fantastic to see you back! I´ve missed you for a long time. Great photo of this flower with spider. Excellent sharp details and wonderful clear colours. Very nice POV, choice of composition and contrasting OOF BG.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-10-11 11:10]

Hello Sumon,
Haha... It took me a while to find that lurking spider.
Very lovely shot. Everything is so super sharp.
Beautiful colors and an interesting composition. : )
TFS. : )

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-10-11 11:42]

Hi Sumon. Good to see you MF. I hope you are well. This is a beautiful picture of the unusual looking flower. With the bonus of the spider hidding inside waiting for some food. Taken with fine detai land natural colours. well taken TFS.

Hi Sumon,

With great-looking flower spiders in this very successfully attracted beautiful. At the same time, these two species live for the first time I have seen many beautiful colors and compositions created. Depth of field, clarity, sharpness, light and perspective as a very successful shooting. TFS

Best Regards,

amazing capture, TFS Ori

Nobody can forget your priceless work, Sumon, so it is a great pleasure to see your work again.
This is a wonderful composition with the delicate Glory Lily hosting a predator well assimilated into its petals. It is essentially the flower that steals the show here with its lovely shape and subtle colours.
Though I'm a frequent absentee on TN these days, I still extend you a warm welcome on your return.

hello Sumon
exceptional isolation of subject and composition,the concealed coexistence makes the big difference,astonishing and impressive photo output!
TFS and welcome back

Ciao Sumon, fantastic flower with wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week, ciao Silvio
PS beautiful spider too:)

Hello Sumon,
nice to see a new picture from you; a splendid macro shot, superb sharpness and marvellous colours, a very pleasing colourful composition with a very beautiful OOF BG.
Best regards

Namastay bhaijaan Sumon,

Nice to see you come back again! An amazingly beautiful and impeccable close-up capture of this beautiful glory lily and its visitor from lateral POV with delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice week MF!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-10-12 4:53]

Hello Sumon,
Very nice to see a Mana-picture again! Very subtle picture of this beautiful Lily hiding the lurking spider. Simple picture, showing the esssential with fine sharpness and natural colors. Very well done.
I hope that you will be more present in the future.
Kind regards

A splendid shot, Sumon da!
Very beautiful POV and excellent DOF achieved! Welcome back!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-10-12 10:58]

Hello Sumon,
A wonderful capture of this gorgeous Lily with a long-legged visitor! Very well observed from a nice POV. Great sharpness and beautiful colours too.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-10-12 12:42]

Hi Sumon!

What a delightful combination you show us today! Both, the flower and the spider seem to be in perfect harmony, and the whole picture is so expressive and artistic. I'm also impressed by the clarity and the richness of the details.

Kind regards


ciao Sumon!
nice to see again between ours!!! and with this surprising exotic flower, unique shapes that includes among its petals a spider green..
best regards sERGIO

Hi Sumon
Beautiful photo...Excellent color, DOF, focus...Very well done...TFS

Hello Sumon
this flower is very beautiful, the colors are the shape is simply fantastic
his little visitor is captured very sharply and nicely posed in he middle on the Glory Lily, fine Bg with great DOF
Have a good night

Hi Sumon,
I like very much the subtle variations of greens of your flower - not competed with by the green background - but enhanced!

(The area where I live, NE of South Africa - only offers yellow/brown greens...)

The red pattern changing into nearly rusty-brown make the photo lively.

You - obviously - have a very steady hand to get the details of the spider without the slightest wobble.

Last not least, the layout forces the eye towards the right, where the pollen haven already fallen off.

A beautiful photo
Kind regards

Como va todo Sumon ??? La vida, las familia los ánimos jejeje...
Dias ya sin ver tus bellos trabajos que se agradecen, como este que ahora nos muestras, lleno de vida y dándonos ganas de coger un avión e irnos para La India ahora mismo !!!

Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Sumon,

This is an amazing capture, not only is the flower outstanding but the insect adds drama to the scene!
Excellent details and first class colour reproduction, DoF isolates the scene so well from surroundings...
Great 3D feeling, the image has educational quality!

Pablo -

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