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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-26
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The predator with the Prey, Fantastic macros! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-09 2:31
Viewed: 4900
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Lynx Spiders" are hunting spiders that spend their lives on plants, flowers and shrubs. Nimble runners and jumpers, they rely on their keen eyesight to stalk, chase or ambush prey. Six of their eight eyes are arranged in a hexagon-like pattern, a characteristic that identifies them as members of the family Oxyopidae. They also have spiny legs.

Hand held shot in reasonably good light conditions. The spider actually was jumping from one grass blade to another with its prey. It all looked so amazing. However I could manage to take this single shot before it dropped it and jumped away into the bushes. Probably I was getting heavy on it and it felt insecured. Anyway, hope everyone likes the shot and spare a thought for the prey.

I had posted another shot named GUERRILLAS sometime back, this is another in the series.

Scientific classification -
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Superfamily: Lycosoidea
Family: Oxyopidae (Thorell, 1870)

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Hi Sumon
Or maybe I will say Woooow! Sumon
Pefect DOF and sharpnes. Great saturated colors, good composition and fantastic OOF buckground. One of the best photos of spider with pray that I ever seen (not only on treknature)
My personal third point here :-)
Best wishes

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-09-09 2:48]

Hi Sumon

Greetings from Singapore!

This postingis scarily good!! The detail and exposure are excellent. Well observed.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-09 3:21]

Hello Sumon,
Really outstanding capture of this spider and its prey. I think you've left just enough space around them to make it very effective. Excellent DOF and very sharp details. I like that one leg pointing up toward the left corner! Lovely colous and a fine soft background. The composition is very fine too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-09 3:29]

Hello Sumon,
This macro is superb! Not only have you taken a fine action macro, you have captured the spider and prey (that I think is some species of wasp) with total sharpness. You can clearly see the hexagonally shaped cluster of eyes. In addition the composition and natural green BG are just right.
Well done my friend and thanks for sharing this superlative image.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-09-09 4:24]

Hi Sumon

Amazing work to get such a perfect shot handheld as the spider was carrying his prey from plant to plant! Wonderfully sharp with perfect DOF and lovely colours. It is an amazing scene and it is a great looking spider.



Hi Sumon,
that's a wonderful and interesting shot - I like this spider very much. Very good work, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Sumon,
When I see the name Sumon, I always think this is gonna be a good photo..:-)
Once again well done...
A lot of detail and sharpness.

excellent,very well compsoed

Hello Sumon
Excellent hunting shot of this Lynx Spider,
Great focusing,composition and sharpness,
Perfect moment ,Welldone.


Hello Sumon,
I must say,you acheive incredible clarity of image with your Sony.
Do you use a tripod often or are some of these shots handheld.
I'm curious to know what other lenses you might use too.
I would love to take shots as clear as this.
A fantastic image.
Well done.

Hi Sumon,
I like this action picture. The timing is great. The image is sharp and well exposed. Very well done.

Hello Sumon,

I really like this pOV alot well composed and captured photo excllent details very crisp well balaced photo

TFS Kyle

Hi Sumon,
WOW!! Outstanding exposure and composition. Excellent color and detail. Very well done.


Excellence is your name Sumon. No limb left of out focus, nor cut out of frame, it remains well composed and as sharp as a well honed blade. A piece of this spiders daily life, caught in a nanosecond on digital. How far man has come in visual communications.

Magnífico PoV y estupendos colores Sumon.
Un disparo bastante oportuno, de buen observador de la naturaleza.
Mi saludo, JL.

My friend Sumon,
What a great sharpness and perfect clarity involved in this captured!
very details in every single bit of the photo!
great job and very well done indeed
thanks for sharing

Hi Sumon, an other amazing capture with great details and wonderful colors, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

bonjour sumon
incroyable ce que vous arrivez a faire avec votre bridge,une macro digne d'un sony alpha!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-09 9:55]

Sumon, Crisp shot and Lovely focus. The scene is just fantastic and I am sure watching them behind the lens would have been a great delight and joy. The shot is superb Ganesh

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-09-09 11:42]

Hello Sumon,
clearly a great capture! The bizarre spider and the moment are preofessionally presented. Excellent sharpness, superb composition and most suitable background design.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Sumon,
What an amazing specie of spider! I think that its name suits it very well :) This is an excellent action shot, so sharp, well composed and exposed! I'm amazed about this good clarity that you get using F4!!! This is a high quality post again. Thanks,

hi sumon!
great macro with very good
sharpness and fine exposure!
well done!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-09 16:39]

Hello Sumon

Very macabre like from a horror movie lol.The clarity is excellent with sharp details and focus.The POV and DOF are wonderful.The image has a beautiful OOF BG.Nicely done.TFS


Hi Sumon,
Great capture of this sensational instant!
Excellent colors and sharpness.
Splendid composition and interesting POV.
Congratulations for the wealth of details.
Well done!
Best wishes,
José Roberto

Hello Sumon,
An interesting confrontation!
Superp colours and details, the good light makes the scenery vivid and realistically natural...
I like the diagonal in composition, in this educational capture!
Pablo -

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-09-09 23:17]

Hello Sumon,
Very nice capture, great POV and composition
what a nice capture, you're so lucky
very interesting spider.. well done


Gran foto !! Una caza única con presa adicional. Es una foto excepcional que aparte de los colores algo subido tiene casi todo perfecto.
J. Ignasi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-09-09 23:41]

Hi Sumon,
Great your picture! And what a sharpness. Amazing. Beautiful action-shot of macro-world, excellent composition.
Thanks a lot and best regards

Hi Sumon Da,
A beautiful capture but sorry for the wasp. Nice details with good exposure and well place in the frame. The shadows also adds nice effect here. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Great sharp closeup of this amazing spider! Really sharp focus and details against a rich green background. Well done.


An excellent shot - - - true action, true nature.
Perfect lighting - perfect composition - great color - great pov. An excellent shot!!!!
I agree with the others who felt this is one of the best spider/prey shots on the site!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-10 5:26]

Hi Sumon,
a stunning capture.
Very sharp with brilliant details.
Excellent composition.
Well done,

I remember your earlier Guerilla picture distinctly, Sumon. This is yet another great image under the theme. Excellent capture with sharp details and bright colours. The green BG suits the two subjects.
TFS and regards.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-10 10:35]

Hi Sumon. What a clear colourful close up shot. the detail and sharp focusing is first class. A very good POV/DOF . great pose with the fly for its dinner. very well done TFS. good notes too

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-09-10 13:47]

What more can I say that hasn't been said already! Just gorgeous! Bravo! Cheers, Klaus

Wouaw Sumon, splendid macro-shot, simply oustanding !!!!

Hi Sumon,
My favorite pet spider I see ;)
Excellent details and post processing, a clear sharp image here. Well composed with great color, light, POV, DOF, and BG.
Very well done.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-09-12 18:50]

Hi Sumon
outstanding macro shot, colors, light, dof are really impressive. A great moment of life (or dead).


Hi Sumon,
Increible imagen, me encanta el acercamiento que hiciste de este pequeño drama de la naturaleza. Muy buena la nitidez y el colorido. Impactante imagen

Great shot, like the colors. Did you spot the spider due to its prey? otherwise, he has a nice color camouflage.


Great shot! Depth of field is just right to keep the subjects in sharp focus.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-12-23 6:03]

Beautiful! Fantastic!
Colors and detail are amazing!
Great work Mana

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