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Kiss of Death

Kiss of Death
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-15 11:35
Viewed: 2689
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
These little crab spider, well camouflaged (under a Knautia arvensis), is a great predator, including for big prey like this Marbled White.

Melanargia galathea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Nymphalidae

The Marbled White is a butterfly found across most of Europe (not Scandinavia), north Africa, and as far east as Iran. Like other members of its subfamily, the larvae feed on various grasses.

Misumena vatia (Clerck, 1757)
Family: Thomisidae
This species of crab spider may be yellow or white, depending on the flower in which they are hunting.

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Hy Catherine
Excellent captured this butterfly, and also the crab-spider, well hidden under the flower.
All the best, Oana

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-15 11:43]

Hi Catherine. This is a very good picture of what happens in nature we all have to eat. Not a good day for the Butterfly. You have taken this with sharp focusing and fine detail . Your use of the light has given warm natural colours. A nice pose on the pink flower. Well done TFS.

Waw...what a great capture, tragical moment this spider attack.
Wonderful, wonderful,wonderful!

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-15 12:19]

Bonsoir Catherine,

Une autre macro exceptionnelles.
Comment pouvez-vous ajouter? Rien, juste .... parfait.
Une belle soirée,

Hi Catherine,
The life and the death. A very beautiful composition of this one scene on the beautiful Scbiosa.
Salut. Ferran.

hello Catherine!
the tiny spider strikes with deadly coldness ... excellent document that tells the life and death in nature....

ciao sERGIO

Hello Catherine,

This is an excellent macro capture showing nature's food chain with great colors, sharpness & fine details.

Well done & TFS.



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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-09-15 17:42]

Hola Catherine.
Exelente el momento capturado en esta bella fotografia, de gran calidad y contenido.
El nombre le viene a la perfeccion.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-09-16 0:08]

Hello Catherine
Nice capture with great action, colors and details

Ciao Catherine, amazing kiss, great capture of action scene with fantastic details and splendid sharpness, superb macro, I lke a lot, ciao Silvio

hello Catherine
super shot ,this is lucky to see this
you make a good composition with good sharpness
great details and good light
greeting lou

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-09-16 3:47]

Hello Catherine,
Perfect omposition also beautiful species. light is soft from left side that are visible hear on its wings. If the dark part of body was more bright then view would be better.
Regards, Pawel

amazing capture, TFS Ori

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