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Saul



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:52 am    Post subject: Small tragedy or ... great lunch ! Reply with quote

Thomisidae, Nikon J4 FT-1/Nikkor 55mm Micro, single shot, natural light


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should call Crab spiders, Vampire spiders, they always get their prey in the neck every time. I'm surprised that the spider is white, usually or at least to my observations, they try to match their surroundings but in this case, no matter, it still got its prey. Nice clean shot with great detail. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken Ramos wrote:
Should call Crab spiders, Vampire spiders, they always get their prey in the neck every time...

Most times they do, but look at the last image : http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=133042
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pau wrote:
Ken Ramos wrote:
Should call Crab spiders, Vampire spiders, they always get their prey in the neck every time...

Most times they do, but look at the last image : http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=133042



First of all, great shot, Saul, rich colors Smile

Second, to Pau, I have a theory about crab spiders (and Lynx spiders): they know how to judge their quarry.

They grab bees/wasps behind the head (to avoid the rear stinger).
They grab other spiders from behind, or pinching the base of the front legs together (to avoid the front fangs).

They will grab non-threatening animals (butterflies, katydids) anywhere ... because there is no poison mechanism to avoid.

That's my observation, anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great picture!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Lunch Reply with quote

Very nice find well executed.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting and informative.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnKoerner wrote:
Pau wrote:
Ken Ramos wrote:
Should call Crab spiders, Vampire spiders, they always get their prey in the neck every time...

Most times they do, but look at the last image : http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=133042



First of all, great shot, Saul, rich colors Smile

Second, to Pau, I have a theory about crab spiders (and Lynx spiders): they know how to judge their quarry.

They grab bees/wasps behind the head (to avoid the rear stinger).
They grab other spiders from behind, or pinching the base of the front legs together (to avoid the front fangs).

They will grab non-threatening animals (butterflies, katydids) anywhere ... because there is no poison mechanism to avoid.

That's my observation, anyway.


Interesting observations Think and I took a look at that link of the white crabber. Any soft spot in a storm it seems, another set of great images. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this one a lot.

Nice light and interesting composition.

Superb subjects!

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