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Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-02
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon 1000D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, extension tube, flash diffuser
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-19 9:15
Viewed: 1781
Points: 14
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8 eyes.

Crab spider.

Crab spiders do not build webs to trap prey, though all of them produce silk for drop lines and sundry reproductive purposes; some are wandering hunters and the most widely known are ambush predators. Some species sit on or beside flowers or fruit, where they grab visiting insects. Individuals of some species, such as Misumena vatia, are able to change color over a period of some days, to match the flower on which they are sitting. Some species frequent promising positions among leaves or bark, where they await prey, and some of them will sit in the open, where they are startlingly good mimics of bird droppings. However, note that these members of the family Thomisidae are not to be confused with the spiders that generally are called bird dropping spiders, not all of which are close relatives of crab spiders.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-19 9:39]

Hi Paulo,great macro of this spider,very curious with its 8 eyes,perfect choice of point of view and fine details to show us the best of this specie,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-19 10:36]

Hello Paulo,
Nice macro of this Crab Spider in good sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Taken from a nice POV.

Wow what a spider, thanks for showing this beauty. Good shot.

Magnificent macro, Paulo.
The entire Spider within the frame is in sharp focus.
The DOF is also exceptional.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-08-20 5:34]

Hello Paulo,
Superb macro of this crab spider. You caught him in a wonderful position. Excellent colors and details. He shows up so well against the green background.
Regards Sigi

hallo Paulo
very nice macro of this crabspider
lovely colours to
thanks gr lou

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2019-11-24 20:58]

Very nice macro of an interesting spider

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