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Captured this rather unusually coloured crab spider whilst he was biting his nails Smile In V.3 he was showing me what a good job he had made of it Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:the nail biter
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:16 Sep 2013 - 5:30 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Crab spider, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:70
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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4266 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
16 Sep 2013 - 5:47 AM

Now he is very very tiny, excellent all three. Poor little thing was nervous because of the camera. Wink

Harriet

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
16 Sep 2013 - 5:52 AM

The poor thing was nervous because he did not blend in - but in V3 on the purple flower he was free of fear Smile
Excellent images Carol !!

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84313 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2013 - 6:02 AM

My favourite is Version 3 - it looks like it 'belongs' to the purple flower! Smile

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2013 - 6:32 AM

What an unusual little spider, 3 great captures Carol...imagine a nail biting spiderGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2013 - 6:38 AM

3 superb shots Carol and a great title, made me smile on a cold, windy and wet Monday morning.

Andy

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Caziwinkles
16 Sep 2013 - 6:47 AM

Three brill images Carol - he is very unusual - blends in well in V3. Smile

Carol

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ddolfelin
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16 Sep 2013 - 6:55 AM

Looks like a cute little chap.
Good picture, Carol.
Again.

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LynneJoyce
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16 Sep 2013 - 7:03 AM

Excellent capture of this unusually coloured predator.

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jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2013 - 7:16 AM

Lovely and sharp, I like all three............John

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barbarahirst
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16 Sep 2013 - 7:45 AM

Such a pretty coloured chappie

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NaturesHaven
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16 Sep 2013 - 7:46 AM

It looks like a land lobster.............strange colour but rather enchanting.................GrinGrinGrin

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Badgerfred
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16 Sep 2013 - 7:49 AM

3 super images Carol, V1 a slight favourite,
Fred.

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achieverswales
16 Sep 2013 - 7:55 AM

Reminds me of the film title "Pretty In Pink" Carol, excellent macro captures, equal marks.

Regards

Trev.

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ugly
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16 Sep 2013 - 8:04 AM

I do like V3 he waving at you..

Dave

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HuddersfieldHil
HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2013 - 8:44 AM

Maybe in v3 he was putting his hand up to ask permission to leave the table Great set CarolSmileSmile

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2013 - 8:53 AM

Excellent macro work again Carol.

Albert

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viscostatic
16 Sep 2013 - 9:45 AM

This is great macro photography Carol.

Phil.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2013 - 10:10 AM

Amazing nature Carol, crab spiders are chameleon like. They change colour to match the plant .....then ambush !!!!
Ron

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digital_boi
16 Sep 2013 - 10:19 AM

V1 for me today Carol not sure if pink is his colour a tad camp mfinks lol

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
16 Sep 2013 - 10:38 AM

Three superb close ups Carol, of an unusual spider.
Effrossini

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2013 - 10:43 AM

Beautiful set.


Eileen

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photophantom
16 Sep 2013 - 11:15 AM

Excellent set Carol
Dennis

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WhiteRose1
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16 Sep 2013 - 11:28 AM

He knew there was something not quite right in 1 & 2Grin Sortde..v3 SmileSmile

Dave

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lonely_oryx
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16 Sep 2013 - 11:40 AM

Wow Absolutely incredible set

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Danny1970
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16 Sep 2013 - 11:50 AM

A very nice set of detailed images....beautiful colours and lovely presentationSmile

Danny

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PattiW
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16 Sep 2013 - 12:01 PM

Fantastic on every level! I find I am partial to V3 PattiSmileSmileSmile

Last Modified By PattiW at 16 Sep 2013 - 12:02 PM

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AlexAppleby
16 Sep 2013 - 12:21 PM

Being an arachnophobic you can imagine it pains me to say that this is actually quite a nice looking spider! So long as it doesn't come anywhere near me, and doesn't want to bite my toes! I don't care how big or small it is! V1 for me!

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2013 - 12:24 PM

You have supersonic eyesight Carol to observe these things in your little creatures.
I could hardly see him in V3!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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TonyDy
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16 Sep 2013 - 1:08 PM

Great set, Carol - are you off to the beach again in the blazing sunshine???
TonyGrinSadWink

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Mavis
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16 Sep 2013 - 2:05 PM

Fancy biting his nails Carol . It is amazing . Love the flower he is on xx

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TrevBatWCC
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16 Sep 2013 - 2:18 PM

A very unusually coloured chap! And like especially V3 where he matches the flowers! Smile
Trev Smile

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CaroleS
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16 Sep 2013 - 2:26 PM

Still looks just far too big for me - I am such a wimp! What a colour though!

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Daisymaye
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16 Sep 2013 - 2:27 PM

Funny how he has take on the colour of the flower. Great shots of this unusual spider.......Sandy

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AnnChown
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16 Sep 2013 - 2:55 PM

They are such strange creatures - well documented Carol!! Smile

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NDODS
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16 Sep 2013 - 3:18 PM

Three interesting images of this wonderfully handsome Crab Spider, a beastie I have only seen and photographed once.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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GeorgePlatis
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16 Sep 2013 - 3:48 PM

Beautiful color of this spider and as always excellent captures and presentation !
George

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ali63
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16 Sep 2013 - 4:08 PM

Beautiful captures Carol love his lilac colouring does he change colour to suit the plant that he's on I wonder ??

Ali GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Niknut
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16 Sep 2013 - 4:47 PM

Oooer !!!.....what a whopper ??.....great shots though !!

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prabhusinha
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16 Sep 2013 - 5:25 PM

A cracking set.

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Brian65
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16 Sep 2013 - 5:31 PM

Wonderful images Carol, LOVE V3
Brian

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SUE118
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16 Sep 2013 - 5:31 PM

Such a pretty spider and good nails!!Smile

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danbrann
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16 Sep 2013 - 5:52 PM

So pretty Carol. Are they his toe nails or finger nails?

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jaktis
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16 Sep 2013 - 7:46 PM

Lovely captures

Peter

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16 Sep 2013 - 8:24 PM

Great set Carol - what a lovely coloured spider.
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16 Sep 2013 - 10:23 PM

Great study Carol. Three cracking images with such delicate colours!! Super images!!

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annettep38
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17 Sep 2013 - 12:16 AM

well camouflage the little assassin. love your POV and explanation.

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ChiliMan
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17 Sep 2013 - 8:38 AM

LOL...he really IS doing that in V3, isn't he?? GrinGrin

Fantastic shots of this very interesting fellow, Carol. Love the colouring and patterning.

V1 is simply stunning!!

Well done on these beauts Smile

Andrew

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evelen
evelen  9 England
17 Sep 2013 - 6:32 PM

excellent set of captures Carol.
eve.Smile

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18 Sep 2013 - 11:01 PM

One could say you nailed him good and proper!Smile I like the way that he's picked a matching flower to settle on in v3

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