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Flower Crab Spider

Flower Crab Spider
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Copyright: Hans Van Rafelghem (hvr_oosterzele) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 83 W: 0 N: 115] (992)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-27
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS D60, Canon MP-E 65mm f2.8 1-5x
Exposure: f/16, 1/25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-15 8:38
Viewed: 4138
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Misumena vatia will change its color to match the background it is hiding on, usually a flower. It sits on a flower or on the ground and waits for its prey to pass and uses its front legs to grasp it. It uses its small fangs to inject its prey with venom, which immobilizes its prey. It does not wrap its prey with silk but instead holds it's prey until it sucks all of its bodily fluids dry.

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Hallo Hans,
Mooie kleuren en de scherpte is waar ze moet zijn in deze macro. Heel goede DOF dus. POV mag er ook zijn.
Goed gedaan.
Bedankt en groet,

Hello Hans!
What a colourful macro and perfect close-up! Details are very good, sharpness and clarity too. This spider looks like saying "come into my hands" ;>
Very nice presentation and thanks for sowing it!

Hello Hans
a release to frame on a subject very paricular. Details and contrasts are beautifulst, and it's to mention the definition of the photo. Optimally balanced light and colors

Hello Hans.

Excellent macro. very good detail and colors.

Jose Luis.

Hi Hans

Briiiant macro of this guy. I really like the composition on this one. Excellent sharpness and DOF too.


Hi Hans,
I love your nice crab-spider, a good contrast with the pink flower.
They are wonderful with their big teeth, very good work
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Hans,
Very impressive macro shot with excellent details and focus. Very nice composition and colours. Best regards,

Wspaniale kontrastuje pająk na tle kwiatu.
Ostrość i kompozycja też mi się podoba.


Hello Hans.
Splendid chromatism and excellent details.
Perfect POV! It is really a beautiful spider!
Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
Josť Roberto

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-16 3:20]

Hallo Hans,
Schitterende frontale POV. Al eerder foto's hiervan gezien, maar nog nooit zo confronterend. Erg goede scherpte en diepte in de foto. Mooie omgevingskleuren.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-11-16 10:03]

Hallo Hans , Een schitterende pose van de spin , het is net of hij lacht , prachtige details en kleuren ,heel mooi gedaan ,Grtoeten Teunie .

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