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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-22
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D70s, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Crab/Grab Spiders [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-02 8:36
Viewed: 4964
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Thomisdae, or Crab spiders are the masters of ambush and disguise. They are called crab spiders because of their crab-like appearance and sideways motion. They occur more commonly on plants, sometimes under rocks and are harmless to man.
The most conspicuous genus the flower crab spider, is short and squat, ranging in size from 3-11mm. Its glabrous integument (exoskeleton) is cryptically coloured, taking on the colour of its surroundings.
This one lives ion a pink rose bush.


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Hello Sky,
I like this shot very much.
Some great detail here,and good composition.
The texture of the body is interesting,almost like a golf ball.
Great shot.
Well done.

Hi Sky, nice macro, colorfull and detailed.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-07-02 10:05]
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Hi Sky
A very interesting side on shot of this crab spider. It is quite amazing to see how many colour variations one find of this arachnid species.
I like your composition and POV very much. The colours are rich and the details are well defined. However, since you had spare light to work with as is evident from the 1/640 shutter speed, I think you could have done well to close down on the aperture, possibly to f/11, which would have brought even the legs into full focus. This would not have had any other negative impact since the BG is dark and it would not have change at all. For that very reason the BG did well to enhance the spider and made it to stand out clearly. The exposure was well managed to prevent any OE on the white parts of the spider.
Very well done and TFS.

Hello Sky, excllent details, Bg, POV, DOV, Perfect colors, TFS Kyle

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-02 12:11]

Superb macro, Sky! Excellent detail...i'm exceptionally impressed by the end of it's abdomen...you can clearly see the "web creating" area.
Lovely colors, contrast and POV, too

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-02 13:50]

It is a nice macro that you have well done ! Composition, colors, exposure and sharpness are good ! Congratulations Sky and thanks for sharing.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-07-02 13:52]

Hello Sky , A beauty macro shot ,good compositie colours sharp , details pov bg and the framing very good ,Greetings teunie .

Hallo Sky,
sehr schöne Krebsspinne hast Du da erwischt.
Sehr gut ins Bild gestellt, sehr schöne Farben und Schärfe. Danke für das schöne Makro.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-07-02 14:35]

Hi Sky,
Great Crab Spider close-up.
Nice pov,dof,dark bg,colors,details,frame and note.TFS

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-07-02 14:37]

was für eine schöne seitenansicht dieser krabbenspinne, sky! :-)
hier tauchen ja immer wieder welche auf bei TN, leider habe
ich in der natur dieses jahr noch keine entdeckt.
eine wunderschöne komposition mit klasse details und farben -
das zarte weiß der spinne mit ihrem rosa flecken ist super
(und erinnert mich irgendwie an gorbatshov *g*), genauso gut
gefallen mir die "stacheln" auf der pflanze (die rose?),
die der spinne ein wenig den weg versperren.
danke für diese gelungene macro-aufnahme & viele grüße, thorsten.

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-07-02 14:40]

una textura en el cuerpo y un blanco muy dominados. bella composicion tambien. saludos

Hello Sky!
Great subject you captured! Very interesting pov! Colour are great on the spider's abdomen. Black bg bring the subject in front of us! Very good framing with a well chosen frame!
Thank you!

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-07-02 18:01]

Hi sky,
Great close-up. Excellent details, well exposed colours with good lighting. Very well done and TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-07-02 22:30]

Hi Sky

Wow what an amazing spider,very nice colour and detail.Excellent presentation .TFS


Hello Sky,
Wow... What a pleasant capture!
Superb macro work, DOF spot on in this nice composition...
Fine natural colours and excellent sharpness in details that should be sharp!
PAblo -

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-07-03 5:39]

Hello Sky
I will admit I'm not a great one for creepy-crawlies, but this is a lovely shot: excellent composition and colours with a DOF that works very well
Great capture
Best regards


What an interesting looking subject! I like your DOF, BG, Lighting, POV and composition. this is a good macro that you have posted. TFS,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-03 5:45]

Hello Sky,
Wonderful close up.POV,colors,contrast,lighting,dark BG and composition are excellent.

Hi Sky,
Excellent macro on this Crab Spider. Beautiful saturated colors and sharp detail. Very nice composition and framing here. Well done!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-03 10:51]

Hi Sky,
A great shot! Black bg, white spider and green branch compose a perfect picture. Color, exposition, light and frame are fine too.
TFS, José M.

Hello Sky,
Nice shot! I like the framing and quite like the POV. Shame that eyes aren't visible. The spiders abdomen is OE, but whole picture looks good.
Well done on this one!

Hi Sky !
What an ugly spider... but such a beautiful photo ! :-) Excellet details and colors, wonderful composition and POV.Good exposure too on the white spider. Very well done !

Hello Sky,
Good exposure, color, detail, and well framed..
Nice job with this, although I would've used tripod & reduced s-speed to gain some DOF.
Well done and Thank You!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-07-04 20:17]

Hi Sky
Well seen and captured. Great sharpnes, light, details, colours, DOF and POV. Great composition. Also good note.
Well done my friend


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-07-08 10:22]

Bonjour Sky, quelle belle harmonie de teintes , toute la gamme des verts sont représentés!! Composition and details are perfect too. Very well done for this Thomise, best regards, Didier.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-07-10 21:17]

Hi Sky.
Wonderful macro, I like the composition, very nice point of view, colors ,tones and details,good note.


hi sky
je n'avait pas encore vu ce cliché de la toute petite araignée crabe,que j'ai egalement dans ma galerie.excellent gros plan.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-30 9:01]

Excelente macro Sky por lo diminuta de la araña (increíble comparandola con las espinas de la planta) y su gran nitidez.
Excelente colorido y composición, acentuada por un perfecto fondo.
Muy buen trabajo.
Saludos... Ricardo

Excellent macro Sky for the tiny of the spider (incredible comparing it with the thorns of the plant) and their great clarity.
Excellent coloring and composition, accentuated by a perfect bottom.
Very good work.
Greetings... Ricardo

... tomorrow

Eureka Sky!

I found your crabspider! I had not been this deep in your gallery before I guess! I like this PoV and the detail it reveals! Thanx! J.

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