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Love and Death

Love and Death
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Copyright: Guillermo Castano (gcastano) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 14] (88)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-14
Categories: Spiders
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-27 20:21
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
This scene corresponds to a pair of spiders of the family Salticidae, which I was fortunate to observe, by a complex courtship ritual. Something term failure and the female devouring the male, as shown. Everything happened in my backyard in a dusty, rusty door. Dramatic true story. Hope you like the image.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-05-28 1:04]

Hi Guillermo,impressive and dramatic moment ! What a fantastic macro,top quality of sharpness and colors and very nice composition too.A very professional work! Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Guillermo, great shot of these spiders. Thanks for your comment on my Robin. Have a great day, Bill

Hola Guillermo,
Impresionante enfoque, correcto POV, es sorprendente el rendimiento en macro de ese lente 105mm, es el que viene de paquete con la D300?. Disculpa la pregunta, pero no se mucho de DSLR's. Buen trabajo!
Gracias por compartir,

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  • farango (434)
  • [2010-05-28 11:41]

Excelente escena registraste. Felicitaciones

Hola Guillermo

Pues si que me ha gustado la imagen, lo que no me gusta es la mala suerte que tienen los machos en los insectos, si no cortejas bien te comen, lo mismo que la mantis. Vaya desastre no te parece.

Bueno y hablando de la imagen, pues creo que es estupenda y muy buen momento que tuvistes.

Gracias por compartirla. Buen fin de semana.

Un saludo Antonio

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-05-28 17:08]

Essa aranha macho não escolheu bem a namorada.
Cena interessante e bem fotografada.
Até a próxima.

Hello Guillermo
excellent macro, sharp and well contrasted
Thanks for sharing and congratulations
Hello Vanni

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  • Helio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 16] (533)
  • [2010-05-31 17:45]

Wowww...excellent picture.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-06-05 5:11]

Hello Guillermo,
Outstanding quality image of this strange interaction of these spiders. Excellent camera work throughout, thank you for sharing.

Good morning Guillermo,

I suffer from aracnophobia, and have an irrational fear of spiders, so I am not touching my computer screen :)

This is a very dramatic moment, nevertheless it is something that I hope I will never come across, so I must thank you for sharing this amazing photo with us. Is this spider dangerous for humans?

I am glad I do not live in South America - but I can see that you loved watching the ritual of Love and Death.

Warm greetings from a cooler climate, Amelia

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