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Crab spider.


Crab spider.
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Copyright: Nikos Nikolaou (nikosrio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 829] (4846)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor Af-S micro 105mm VR f/2.8G IF ED
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-15 8:06
Viewed: 2727
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Crab spiders make up the Thomisidae family of the Araneae order. They are called crab spiders because they resemble crabs, with two front pairs of legs angled outward and bodies that are flattened and often angular. Also, like crabs, Thomisidae can move sideways or backward.

Crab spiders do not build webs to trap prey, but are hunters and ambushers. Some species sit on or among flowers, bark, fruit or leaves where they grab visiting insects. Individuals of some species, such as Misumena vatia, are able to change color between white and yellow to match the flower on which they're sitting. Other species, with their flattened bodies, hunt in the crevices of tree trunks or under loose bark. Members of the genus Xysticus hunt in the leaf litter on the ground. In each case, crab spiders use their powerful front legs to grab and hold onto prey while paralyzing it with a venomous bite.

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  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-08-15 10:18]

Hello Nicos,
a Beautiful macro shot from the flower and the Crab spider , good sharpnes colours details and compositie , good job ,tfs Greetings Best regards Siggi

hello Nikos
super picture with very good sharpness
great details and beautiful composition
with very good light

greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-08-15 13:34]

Hi Nikos,not only a spider..this is a wonderful composition,a very professional work.There is a magic light inside that i like a lot.Wonderful sharpness and great point of view.My best compliments,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO

What an awesome shot! I am so stunned, Nikos!
You rock, buddy!
Goldy

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