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RedStickMan Jun 4, 2007 10:31 PM

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I found this crab spider living in my lemon tree. He/She's currently living on one of the few white flowers left in bloom. I don't know where it'll go once this flower is gone.

Taken w/FZ-30 and Raynox DCR-150 and 250 macro lenses. RAW images edited in Picasa only. Need some slight NR.

#1 - Waiting to pounce. It stays in this stance waiting for food to walk or fly by.

RedStickMan Jun 4, 2007 10:32 PM

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#2 - Has some prey in sight!

RedStickMan Jun 5, 2007 12:33 AM

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#3 - Enjoying his meal

RedStickMan Jun 5, 2007 12:34 AM

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#4 - After Dinner Nap

rafinmelb Jun 5, 2007 3:55 AM

Very nice. It looks like a tough subject with the white. You have done well. Terrific detail.

Beth Ellen Jun 5, 2007 8:20 AM

Great shots! :cool:

RedStickMan Jun 5, 2007 9:29 AM

Thanks, rafinmelb!

It was a challenge getting the lighting right with all of that white. Luckily, this spider doesn't move much so I was able to take my time and play with the flash, exposure, etc.

I probably took over 100 pictures of him, and will probably try a few more.

RedStickMan Jun 5, 2007 9:30 AM

Thanks, Beth Ellen!

Mark H Jun 5, 2007 10:11 AM

Superb shots, great depth of field and exposure :cool:


Narcis Oblivion Jun 5, 2007 10:50 AM

#3 is great! As a user of a DCR 250 I know how difficult it can be to get the subject in focus with such a short DOF. You've done well to capture the subject and have it tack sharp.

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