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A Pearl-Bordered Fritillary butterfly has no chance as this brilliantly disguised spider pounces!...

... actually this one got away... so happy ending!

Provence 2011

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Spider Attack!
Username:celestun celestun
Uploaded:6 May 2011 - 8:38 PM
Tags:Backlit, Boloria euphrosyne, Close-up / macro, Crab spider, Pearl-bordered fritillary, Trifolium pratense, Wildlife / nature
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JohnM6
JohnM6  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2011 - 8:48 PM

The backlighting really brings out the colour
JohnM

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
6 May 2011 - 8:49 PM

great timing for the 2 on the same flower, beautiful lighting and excellent detail
Tammy

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royd63uk
royd63uk  9 United Kingdom
6 May 2011 - 8:54 PM

crab spiders are brilliant as is this shot.....

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2011 - 9:09 PM

Amazing, a great image with wonderful light.............Sandy

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RickFreid
RickFreid  4 United States
6 May 2011 - 9:59 PM

Great shot!

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2011 - 10:22 PM

Nice one .

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2011 - 11:54 PM

Very well captured against the back lighting.
Ronnie.

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Gemma9
Gemma9  5 United Kingdom
6 May 2011 - 11:56 PM

Excellent capture. Love the backlighting
Gemma

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2011 - 6:37 AM

A fantastic image, glad the butterfly made its escape. Carol

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2011 - 12:36 PM

A terrific image Tim, such wonderful back lighting and timing to catch this moment. You could have entitled this one "The Great Escape", although the butterfly did better than Steve McQueen as he did manage to get away!

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bobspicturebox
bobspicturebox e2 Member 4bobspicturebox vcard
7 May 2011 - 2:19 PM

great shot and fortunate capture with the crabspider

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
7 May 2011 - 4:35 PM

Thanks Tim super, regards gray.

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rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8505 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
8 May 2011 - 4:55 PM

A lovely image... (as always!). The light is superb, and you always seem to manage to find butterflies in perfect condition.

Roger.

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2011 - 5:58 PM

Thanks Roger! Thank you all for your very kind comments!

Cheers,

Tim

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fishiee
fishiee e2 Member 10460 forum postsfishiee vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2011 - 10:35 PM

Another superb shot of a species I don't think I've seen you upload before? I know I saw a handful of these for the first time last year.

You've captured the flower beautifully with the light shining through the leaves and the flower itself.

I have watched these crab spiders for some time in the past with the hope of capturing the moment when they catch their prey but in fact the ones I have watched have been really terrible and missed dozens of no brainers so not quite sure how the manage to eeke out an existance!

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2011 - 10:55 PM

Thanks John, I saw a Moroccan Orange at the moment of attack but the camera was too far away still. I even tried to save it but was too late... so the crab spiders do have some success!

Cheers,

Tim

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