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Crab spider & fly

Crab spider & fly
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Copyright: Monika MvJ (thistle) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1309 W: 74 N: 3014] (9282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4200, Nikkor ED 38-114 F/2.8-4.8
Exposure: f/2.8
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Crab spiders with prey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-25 1:44
Viewed: 5248
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Something from summer archives again - Flower Crab Spider with prey.

I forgot about this shot, but I found it yesterday and decided to post it.
Maybe the quality isn't very good, but I think the photo is worth sharing it with you.

There was so many such shots on TN that longer note about Crab spider won't be necessary ;)

Janice, Runnerduck, red45, pablominto, fiyo, wallhalla15, TAZ, Mousehill, hummingbird24, cedryk, Fisher, marhowie, phlr, alejandroguzman, peter_stoeckl has marked this note useful
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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-25 3:23]

What a funny shot of the insects. The flower, the fly and the spider are all so sharp Monika. The flower looks like a buttercup, and they aren't big. So it shows us how small the spider is, but it is no problem for him to catch the fly. Well done.

How could you forget about this shot! Its fab. The flower hanging down with the weight as well is superb.
Excelletn composition. Great detail and sharpness, that fly is in trouble!
A great post, thanks for sharing.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-25 4:23]

Yeah! Another hard core action, violence on flower, tragedy, good meal, nice colours, happy spider ;-)))

Hi Monika,
Excellent action capture! Great DOF and composition, and with interesting details, well done!
Pablo -

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-11-25 4:58]

Hello Monika,
very nice capture with a superb composition.
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours.TFS:)

FEEDING FRENZY , my favourite time of the day ! Things I dont understand are : how come you forgot about such shot and what makes you think that quality isnt that good? You are not "playing victim" are you ?:)
From your gallery this is likely in top 20 if not 15...Its an amazing catch ! Its worth at least 50 points, the honest ones, not the kind of "exchange points, the I give you and you give me kind of points" ...

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-11-25 6:16]

Nice shot Monika. I like its composition, sharpness and colors.

Wooow.. Monika... Excellent macro shot! Great colours, sharpness and details. Excellent POV and composition, very well done. Congrats! Have a great weekend.

Hi Minika,
I think this is an excellent shot. The composition and framing are very good. The colors are outstanding. A great job!!!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-25 7:16]

Wooooow ! Wonderful captures : the shot for you and the fly for the spider ;-) Great quality macro. Congratulations Monika and thanks for sharing.

Wow, this is a great catch Monika. Amazing capture with this spider catching his prey, the sharpness on both subjects is very good so we can see them both perfectly. Splendid :-)

Hello Słodki Monika,
A great shot to find in your archives.
PERFECTLY composed, good colours, DOF, POV and sharpness. The BG could be desaturated a touch to enhance the main focal subjects. I'll give it a go later tonight, and if it looks any good, I'll post it as a ws for you ;)
Thanks for posting, have a wonderful weekend my Doskonalić Słodki Piękny przyjaciel...

I hope that translates correctly;) it was a tricky one.

bonsoir monica
superbe photo,je lui souhaite bon apetit mais je ne suis pas sur qu'elle mangera tout d'un coup...

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  • Circe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 4 N: 22] (86)
  • [2005-11-25 12:41]

Estupenda captura Monica, un encuadre muy adecuado en este caso.
Interesantisima escena, que muestra tanto las proporciones entre presa y cazador, como las de los dos con respecto a la planta.
Aunque el fondo de la arańa empieza a estar desenfocado, en este caso te ayuda un poco la sombra parcial.
Un saludo cordial de circe

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-11-25 15:44]

Cześć . Kolejne świetne zdjęcie, jak Ty to robisz.

Hello Monika.

Great macro of these two on the flower.

Details, colors, POV, lighting are excellent.

I tried a ws, hope you don't mind.

A wonderful posting, thank you.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-11-25 20:46]

No prosze, jaka ladna kompozycja po przekatnej z kulminacja w mocnym punkcie, rewelka :-) Bardzo dobrze naswietlone ale intensywnosc zieleni chyba troszke przegieta :-)

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-11-26 10:34]

Hi Monika,

Excellent shot of "Bottom's up." ;)
Well done on the composition.


You know i love these types of shots Monika!
Very well composed with excellent light, colors and details. Exellent POV and BG also. Very well done! Thank You.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-11-26 11:35]

Very good job, Monika!
A great Nature's moment well photographed!
Very good colors and details!

Great capture for both you & the spider with a nice composition and crisp details. Well done Monika :)

Hi Monika:

Another STUNNING picture from u...
Great moment that u captured this insect.


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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-12-07 4:03]

This is a super close-up shot. Excellent colours and sharpness. Well done.

Excellent shot of a crab spider and its prey! Very sharp. Very well composed. Big impact. I'm glad that you sent it. Definitely worth sharing. And I'm really sad that I did not discover it before today! (Otherwise I would have kept my own crab spider pictures in a well deserved hide away from all of you at TN.) Very well done, Monika. Thank you! Best regards,

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