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Thomisus onustus

Thomisus onustus
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Copyright: yiannis christofides (yiannis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 625 W: 0 N: 770] (5400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-11-09 7:09
Viewed: 3153
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thomisus onustus is a crab spider belonging to the the family Thomisidae. Crab spiders do not built webs, but they rather sit on flowers waiting for prey to visit. They are coloured either white or yellow, adapting to the colour of the flower they are sitting on.

Thomisus onustus has a Palearctic distribution found in most of Europe except for the extreme north.

The species shows great differences in size between the large female and the much smaller male. Indeed in the photograph I think one can see the small male attached to the backside of the female. A larger image is shown in the workshop.

Today I celebrate one year on Treknature. I have learned much and enjoyed many interesting photographs, from many parts of the world, for which I thank you.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-09 7:12]

Hello Yiannis,
Excellent photo of this Crabspider in beautiful natural colours. Good shapness, DOF and taken from a nice POV.

Ciao Yannis. Wonderful light and beuatiful natural colours. Top details and sharp. Excellent DOF.


Ciao Yannis, lovey little crab spider with fantastic details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

πολύ όμορφη με ενδιαφέρων θέμα σκηνή, τεχνικά με πολύ καλά φυσικά χρώματα και λεπτομέρεια!
καλό σου βράδυ Γιάννη

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-09 8:11]

Hello Yiannis,
Congratualtions on completing you first TN year. I hope you will stay for a long time to come!
An excellent macro of this Crab Spider taken from a dorsal POV.
Fine sharpness and natural colours that also show the flower- like camouflage on the plant it is on.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Yiannis,
Excellent image of a crab spider with perfect focus and razor sharp details.
The clarity, colors and and POV are great.
As usual a wonderful composition.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Yiannis,
what an interesting photo. Perfect point of view. Very nice spider. Great natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Yiannis,
fine shot of this crab spider with good sharpness and beautiful colours. Very well chosen POV and good note. By the way, congratultions for your first year in TN.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-09 11:23]

Hi Yiannis,spectacular choice of point of view,this spider is an expert of camouflages but not for you....ehehe....beautiful pic,great sharpness and perfect light balance for the best white.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-09 11:46]

Hello Yiannis.
Superb macro of this crab spider. You caught him in a wonderful position. Excellent colors and details. He shows up so well against the green background.Best regards Siggi

hello Yiannis
very good macro with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Yiannis,
Fantastic colours of this well captured spider. Excellent sharp details and a very pleasing composition. Well done!

good camouflage but that your eye has been able to see..congratulation sERGIO

Hi Yiannis,
Very nice shot of spider,Good
lighting and composition.
Well done

Hello Dear Yiannis,
This is amazing species and very good detalis.
Wonderfull macro.
Well done.

Excelente toma con un trabajo con el color especialmente cuidado. Preciosa.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-11-09 20:45]

Hi Yiannis.
Excellent close-up of wide spread in our region crab spider. I welcome impressive wide DOF, excellent details of the scene, delicate exposure, pleasant lighting and colours. All is fine. My compliments and TFS.

Εντυπωσιακή σκηνή και εντυπωσιακή φωτογραφία!
Χρόνια πολλά Γιάννη!!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-11-09 22:21]

nice macro capture
thanks for sharing

Hi Yianis,
nice pic,TN congratulations

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2011-11-10 2:04]

Bonjour Yiannis, very good macro with naturel colours and perfect sharpness too. Excellent framing , Well done, Best regards, Didier.

Hi Yiannis,
Perfect sharpness and light.
Thanks for sharing,Congratulations first Trek Nature year.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-11-10 17:47]

Hello Yiannis,
Wow!! talk about an extreme size differance between male and female!!! I'm thankful it isn't that way with people:)
Both images show exceptional detail, excellent DOF, and beautiful colors. The exposure is just right with no hot spots of any kind. Crab spiders are always interesting to view with their unique features. Wonderful job!!

Hello Yiannis,

Excellent detailed photo of Tomicus onustus! Great macro and detail. Excellent lighting and very good sharpness!


Hello Yiannis,
congratulations for your first year on TN!
A very nice picture of this Spider, excellent details sharpness, great point of view and beautiful natural colours, very well taken,
Thanks for sharing and have a great afternoon,
Best Regards,

great little spider, TFS Ori

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-11-22 4:31]

Hello Yiannis,
Missed some of your shots. I was not regulary on the site lately. Love this shot, the white crab-spider and the white kind of bellflower which I never had seen until now. Amazing camouflage! Very well chosen framing and beautiful natural aspect of the shot.
Kind regards

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-11-25 9:44]

Hi Yiannis!
Great macro shot! Great focus with 3D effect.
Impressive details and splendid light.
Very well done!
Cuiao! Vanda

Hallo Yiannis,
a supeb double capture, impressive details and fantastic colours, point of view and composition are excellent
Best regards

Hello Yiannis,
The male of this crab spider species is very very small. Sharp focus and well lighted photos. Good timing to get the male and female spiders in the same picture. Very well done.

Hello Yiannis,
Well spotted spider tucked neatly inside the leaves. Well exposed details and I like the way you have metered the exposure in this shot.
Thanks and kind regards,

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