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Diaea dorsata

Diaea dorsata
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-23 6:04
Viewed: 2942
Points: 40
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Grün-Braune Krabbenspinne

Family: Thomisidae
Size: Female: 6-7mm, male: 4-5mm
Habitat: Sunny or half-shdowy places close to woods. They live on leaves and tree-trunks.
Distribution: Palearctic regions, in Europe especially in Central E. Not in Ireland, Iceland and Greece

These green Crabspiders are active especially in May, June. Typical for them is the green coloration of head and legs and the brownish abdomen.

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Hi dear Anne,
Nice shot from the "Predator and prey" series, great sharpness on the spider - it's a pity the "prey" became oof. But the warm color tones and the composition save the image overall. Tfs.
Best regards and hugs, László

Ciao Anne. A dramatic and dynamic moment you've captured. Perfect details for the spyder and very good light.


Bravo Anne! Good day! It is a pleasure to drop a line in support of your work today! A fight in the miniature world is always exiting for the photographer. Despite the shallow dept of field you have manage to show us quite well the spider and its fantastic camouflage colors. Good detail in this short focus field and brilliantly controlled light. Obviously f/6.3 was not the perfect choice. In a case like that one when the subjects are in line ( almost here ) in front of the lens I would suggest to step back a bit use lets say f/10 which under those light conditions will give a shutter speed of 1/100 and if your hands are steady as they usually are, the result can be truly fantastic. Sorry for the probably unnecessary advice, I am sure you are aware of those facts. But non the less, good shot Anne and I hope to see more exiting work from you shortly! Have a great evening my friend!
George Veltchev

Hi Anne,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Green Crab Spider with a prey. Good composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-10-23 8:28]

Hi Anne,
Hunting and Hunter ..!
Good sharpness, details and natural colours.Nice composition.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Anne great capture of little spider in action, fantastic details, splendid sharpness and beautiful natural colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-23 8:56]

Salut Anne,un moment dramatique capturee' a la perfection,c'est une macro tres difficile et tu as travaille' tres tres bien,les details des yeux sont fanatstiques!!!Mes compliments et bonne Dimanche,LUCIANO

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-23 9:33]

Bonsoir Anne,
A fine macro of this green species of Crab spider. You made good use of the DOF by focusing on the spider instead of its prey, that looks like a species of hoverfy.
Excellent sharpness and where in focus and the natural BG is suitable OOF in a pleasing composition.
Merci et bonne soirée et Dimanche,

GREAT and precise DOF on the spider. Educational in that it is a good macro of this type; of which I have never seen. TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-23 10:28]

Hello Anne,
Very nice action photo of this spider with its meal. Good sharp focus on the spider. Beautiful natural colours and a good POV and composition.

hello Anne
very nice specie with beautiful colours and nice pose
great details and good light
greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-23 11:15]

Hello Anne,
I don't think I've seen this green-legged Spider here. A fine capture with focus on the eyes and showing its features very well.
Well composed and I like the green colours!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Hi Anne. Timely capture of this spider with the prey. The focus is sharp on this creature in well composed macro. Beautiful details and very good presentation. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Sunday. Best regards - Jusni.

Bonjour Anne
On pourraient croire que chaque araignée est différente des autres.
Celle-ci a 3 couleurs... je ne l'ai pas remarquée dans nos campagnes..
Merci pour cette grande qualité de photo : c'est un plaisir

Dear Anne,

an very nice macro from this little beautiful spider with prey.
Good pov, sharpness and details.
Fine colours.
Mayby a ittle higher f16 number to get the prey also sharp.
But it are an very good picture.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-24 1:06]

Hello Anne,
exciting view with action well captured. The sharpness is well shown though its green on green.
Effective depth and splendid lighting.
well presented shot.


Except for the abdomen, the colour of the rest of this Crab Spider's body matches with the greenery to perfection, Anne. No wonder it must be a very crafty hunter.
Excellent focus on the subject with its prey. The ambient light illuminates the scene very effectively.
Thanks and regards.

hello Anne,
Nice details and perfect focus. Interesting Crabspider (green-brown).
I have seen white-green Crabspiders and they are perfect hunters.

Hallo Anne,

nie gesehen, diese schöne Spinne. Dank Deinem Beitrag werde ich nächstes Jahr aufmerksam nach Diaea suchen. Sie ist klein, da wird auch das Photographieren schwierig. Hab Dank für den Tipp!

Herzlich grüsst Dich Dieter

No vi tu araña Anne, y es que últimamente entro menos a ver Tn y publico también menos.
El mundo de los arácnidos es impresionante y presenta retos a los fotógrafos por sus formas
tan amplias y dispares. Esta vez nos presentas una rara especie que da mucho juego para la creatividad
y lo supiste ver.
Buen enfoque al motivo y bellísimos colores, todo ello posible por la excelente luz. Buen trabajo !

Buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

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