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Predator & Prey Together

Predator & Prey Together
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-03 1:05
Viewed: 1031
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A few days back, I was shooting this Plains Cupid butterfly sitting on a yellow Cosmos flower. I had my entire attention focused on this little Blue before pressing the shutter when, suddenly, a Lynx Spider hiding below the petals came up to the top. Finding a double subject opportunity coming my way, I immediately took 3 shots. While I was doing my 3rd click, the Spider made a quick dash for the butterfly. Unfortunately for the predator, the butterfly turned out to be faster and flew away. I waited for it to come back to the same flower in the hope of capturing an action shot, but it didn't and stayed away from the danger zone. That's nature for you!
I'm posting the 3rd shot in which the Spider is poised for a strike.
The story would suffice for a note today, so I'm not going to write anything about the butterfly and the spider in terms of their identities.
Thanks for looking.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2015-08-03 4:33]

Hello Ram,
Very fine and interesting shot and note...happy for the butterfly that he recognized the danger.
Love this face to face and the bright colors.
Herzlich grüsst

Hello Ram
Les couleurs sont superbes.
Une scène bien saisie, avec détails.
Belle combinaison araignée et papillon
Bonne journée

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-03 6:10]

Hello Ram,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo of this exciting scene in splendid clear colours. The composition is outstanding too. Very, very beautiful!

hallo Ram
great composition with 2 differend objects
good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely couple on fantastic flower, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram

Wonderful photography and great scenery from the world of insects,
beautiful light, the way both insects and their flower being framed
diagonally in the image it gives dynamism to the photo, TFS


Hello Ram,
Amazing details and clarity. You catch them in the right moment....
A top quality image.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-08-03 23:57]

Hello Ram,
What an interesting moment you got in your photo. Excelent DOF rendering shap clear details of the insects. Good colors too despite the dirrection of light which was not in your favor.
Regards Sigi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-04 12:50]

Hi Ram,great capture of this unusual scene,the small lycaena is in danger,help her..ehehe....spectacular view from the best POV and the best quality as possible! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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