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Copyright: Christos Saprikis (momos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT
Exposure: 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Crab spiders with prey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-30 8:38
Viewed: 4245
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Flower Spiders are sometimes called Crab Spider.
They are small to medium size with colour of green, yellow, white brown and grey. They are not hairy.
All of them have eight eyes, in two rows of four, near the front edge of their head. They can move their median eyes independently. To the observer, their eyes appears to change colour.
Their legs held in crab-like position and can move forward, backward or sideways. Their front pair of legs are spiny and pointed to the front, prepare to attack their prey.
They are not active hunters and make more use of the camouflage techniques than other hunting spiders. The colour of the spider is adapted to the hunting terrain they use. They remain unmoved until the prey arrives and catches it. They are usually found on flowers or leaves and and will stay there for days.

(info from http://www.geocities.com/pchew_brisbane/index.html)

This foto captured with a Canon 350D + reversed Pentacon 50mm. More info Here
ISO 100
1/200 seconds
PHOENIX RL-59 for fill-in

RawShooter essentials 2005 + Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 (crop, levels, sharpen)

novaman, tjasa, christophe, ellis49, rosana, slrnovice2, sandpiper2, Xalkida, Luc, marhowie, peter_stoeckl has marked this note useful
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Καλησπέρα Χρήστο.
Φοβερη η φωτό!!! Πολύ καλή λεπτομέρεια και υπέροχα χρώματα. Πολύ καλή χρήση του φλας.
Το λινκ που έβαλες για το φλας βγάζει σε μια φωτό με μέλισσα διόρθωσέ το.
Φιλικά, Νίκος.

  • Great 
  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2005-08-30 8:53]

wow, nice capture. Good sharpness and colours.
Fantastic work.

Being there at the right time to capture this already deserves points! On top of that it is a good crisp shot with sharp focus.

Hi Christos
Great capture and notes
In a friendly way Christophe

Very good macro, Christos.
You caught a great moment with very good details.
Great POV and nice colours.
You did a excellent job.

super shot
great details
and fantastic coloring

  • Great 
  • pgmoni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
  • [2005-08-30 16:18]

Outstanding picture! There is virtualy nothing to criticize about it : sharp, excellent colour and a superb composition.
The note is very good too, you might have pointed out this is Thomisus onustus ;)

Hi Christos. This is a very striking image. The furry dark bee against the smooth light spider with a strange shape to boot. The spider looks like a piece of candy, almost artificial. I've never seen one like it. Your shot is a winner, very sharp, well exposed and what great timing. It's a beauty :)

Excellent macro. Good crisp details. Great POV and DOF. Very well done.

Αμάν! Μοβόρα η φωτογραφία σου αλλά καταπληκτικής ομορφιάς. Το νετάρισμα του macro εκπληκτικό όπως και τα χρώματα. Μπράβο!

  • Great 
  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-09-02 0:35]

Hi Christos! I do not have the time to write a complete comment.

"The beginning of wisdom is silence. The second step is listening." ~ unknown

Thank you for sharing picture and note and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

Very good work Christos! Really. An excellent POV with sharp details and great DOF..Colors, exposure are top-notch as well. You don't use tripod? Very well done!

  • Great 
  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-11-07 8:33]

wow! great shot. amazing focus on subject. nice colors, great details. impressive scene you catch! very well done.

Great picture, Christos! Sharp, perfect colours, well composed, and a very good naturalistic document, too.
Thank you, best regards,

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