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Crab Spider

Crab Spider
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Copyright: Rimantas Kisielius (rimas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 28-105
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-12 9:11
Viewed: 2053
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Flower Crab Spider a particular type of crab spider, rest on flowers and remain motionless for long periods of time with their front two pairs of legs extended in readiness. They ambush butterflies, bees, flies, and other flower visitors; their venoms enable them to successfully attack insects much larger than themselves. They do not wrap their prey in silk after biting, but instead remain with the immobilized prey until they have sucked it dry.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-12 12:59]

Hi Rimantas,
A very nice close-up of this insect.
Excellent detail and focus. Beautiful colours
and details.
Regards Jiri.

What an amazing macro! Did some research to see these white crab spiders are extremely tiny, about the width of your ring finger so this truly is an outstanding macro. Also didn't know about them not wrapping their pray. Amazing indeed!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-04-12 18:43]

Hello Rimantas,
You have a very impressive gallery to say the least. Your Canon 300D seems to do a wonderful job for you as is evident by your outstanding images.
I really like this particular shot as it shows the Crab Spider in it's natural habitat and in exceptional detail. Colors are well saturated yet natural and exposure is right on the money. Well done!!

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