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Photo Information
Copyright: David Garrison (dgarr) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 15] (64)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1994-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon FM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-11-14 12:36
Viewed: 5206
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Green Lynx Spider had it's web forming a fine net over the top of this flower. The spider normally would be underneath the flower on the green base where it would blend in and be nearly invisible.

When an insect would land on the flower to collect pollen, it would touch one of the strings of web thus alerting the spider hiding below that it was there. The spider would know exactly where the insect was and would quickly dart up and catch it before it had a chance to fly away.

Here you can see the spider, with a small bee that it has just caught, returning to it's rest place to enjoy it's lunch.

This was taken with a 90mm macro lens.

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To japie: Noise on "Gotcha"dgarr 1 11-15 13:29
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David, Very nice color combination with MY GREEN LYNX SPIDER (Peucetia viridans), AKA the Mean Green Killing Machine! ;-)) It's always great to these spiders with prey as shown. Although this photo lacks some sharpness & detail, nevertheless, I'm happy to see her again through another set of eyes. Thanx for posting my "pet" spider!!

David, what an action shot. Spider kills get my attention anytime. Well done in getting the action. There is a bit of BG noise in the shot. I did a workshop to try and remove it.

Well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-14 15:29]

Great capture David, excellent to catch this spider in action. Maybe it's a little soft in focus nad there is some noise as as Gerhard points out but overall a very good capture. Well done.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-14 16:07]

Gran captura David, por su composicion, colorido y oportuno disparo.
Como imagen es excelente, pero recuerda que para publicar una imagen así hace falta un post proceso para optimizar el ruido y otros detalles... un excelente ejemplo es el Workshop del amigo Gerdhard.

Great capture David, by its composition, colorful and opportune shot.
As image is excellent, but remember you that to publish an image thus is necessary post process to optimize the noise and other details... an excellent example is the Workshop of the friend Gerdhard.

Very nice shot great colors. removing the noise could have been good.

Very nice macro David.
Good action with good compostion and colours.
As the others mention is a little out of fokus and it's some noise in the BG, but it's still a good picture.
Well done.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-15 5:47]
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I like this shot and like the guys mentioned there is some noise on the background. You can download Neat Image from neatimage.com which is a very nice tool to use for removing noise.

Good moment that you caught and I am glad that you posted it.

Thanks for posting

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