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Crab Spider

Crab Spider
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Copyright: Hans Van Rafelghem (hvr_oosterzele) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 83 W: 0 N: 115] (992)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-01
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS D60, Sigma 180 Macro Ex H
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Magnificent Macros [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-04 15:54
Viewed: 6167
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This little spider tried to impress me and scare me off.

Thanks for all the replies. So it is a Xysticus, probably specie cristatus.
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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-05-04 16:01]

Fantastic shot Hans. Interesting object and pose. Excellent capture with good details.
Yes, I like it! Very well done.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-05-04 16:12]

Fantastyczna fotka, super makro, ¶wietna ostro¶æ i dobry kadr.

I thought he was inviting you in for a hug and a kiss ;-))
Excellently sharp capture, moment well captured, good angle and POV.

Stunning macro capture Hans, everything looks perfect here. Congratulations.

Dr. Paul will be here soon to give your crab spider a name, until then;
Excelent shot and well detailed. What a view!!! Excelent composition.


Hi Hans, fantastic detailed macro shot.
Good DoF with well controlled exposure, very nice work.

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  • Jax Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 0 N: 150] (500)
  • [2005-05-04 17:13]

Great Macro, sharp and clear and a great POV.

It's a wonderful photo Hans,
wonderful from colours and very good cropping,POV,DOF.



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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-05-04 18:00]

Une superbe macro, la prise de vue et la pose du spécimen sont parfaits.

Léclairage et le focus sur le sujet sont excellent.


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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-04 18:17]

Hi Hans, as far as I can tell and to th ebest of my knowledge this is very likely as you say of the Genus Xysticus, the most common species in UK is X. cristatus. However I'd like to see more to give you a good answer. It's a lovley shot and a classic pose, try and get a male...they are a little less aggresive toward the camera and much more run-for-cover!

Great shot.

Really quite outstanding. Beautiful color, sharpness, and a remarkable intimacy. Very well done all around.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-05 2:14]

Belle et intéressante composition macro bien réalisée pour cette impressionnante araignée. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté sur les yeux.
Very Well Done !

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-05 3:35]

Very good macro Hans. a ggod pose and great details with fine and clean background.
Good composed too.
Very well done.

Lovely shot, and a great POV - so typical!
Xysticus I believe it is, but the pose does not show much of the revealing details. I'd say X. erraticus as a best guess.
Great job.

Hmm, think it would have succeeded in its attempt at scaring the intruder off if it had been me it was facing ;). Wonderful DOF and exposure, fantastic POV and your composition is faultless. It is an excellent capture Hans, you should be very proud of it. Thanks for posting it :)

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-05-05 10:52]

Superb shot of this crab spider.
Original POV, efficient DOF and wonderful composition.
I agree with Paul, it is a Xysticus, probably specie cristatus.
Very good job.

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  • VeTTe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 0] (684)
  • [2005-05-05 11:39]

Today i produced as an image of this spider :)
good shot..

i liked sharpness on eyes..

A very well executed macro shot, I like the simple composition and good DOF. The point of view is also very good and the focus perfect. Good macro



Superbe perspective.
Très grande netteté

A great macro shot of this spider, Hans, and a really strange yet interesting POV.
Amazing detail,(are those lips)?
Great composition and lighting is perfect for this fine posting. Thank you.

Great shot, that's a winner. Great sharpness, POV and framing.
Well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-06 4:07]

Hello Hans!
What a great macro.Very clear eyes,wonderful DOF and details.Superb composition.TFS...:-)

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-04-29 3:22]

perfect shot! with great dof. incredible details and focus on subject. great soft colors. tfs

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