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Old Apr 17, 2007, 10:29 AM   #1
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Just after the rain just stopped (this was before my Part I series), I saw this HUGE jumping spider (abt 3+cm) eating another spider (possibly a sac spider). Should be a fresh kill as the prey was still quite plump. At the end of my shoot (took possibly >100 shots of them) the prey has already shrunk!


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#1: Showing the prey's face


#2: Another view


#3:Lifting it up!


#4:I show you its side!


#5: And its internal stuff....see the pink thingy?


#6: Side View


#7: Landed!

Its strong enough to jump with the prey. This is a shot just as it landed. You can see the safety line at its rear


#8: Close up


#9: Finising up


#10: The end
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Old Apr 17, 2007, 11:29 AM   #2
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I actually had a sneak preview of these shots, and those on the other thread youve just posted, as I had a look on your online gallery while the forum was down......superb shots there Tchuanye, as always.These are the first shots I can remember seeing where a spider has been the prey of another spider.....

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Old Apr 17, 2007, 11:37 AM   #3
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Neat series. I never tire of jumping spiders, especially the way you manage to capture mini-documentaries of their activities.
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Old Apr 17, 2007, 1:10 PM   #4
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Don't know how you do it, but you managed another blow by blow excellent series of shots.

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Old Apr 17, 2007, 8:59 PM   #5
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Great Series. I generally like the less zoomed shots , when fight's involved, but in this case #8 is photographically the best one... Figure it printed at large size... Nearly perfect (would have if the hair on his (fore-)head were in focus (I like those punk-like vertical hairs there), but I know, in that case the focus on eyes-face would have been off....

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Old Apr 18, 2007, 8:39 AM   #6
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Thanks all for your comments!

Narmer: #8 was a fuller zoom, but due to shallow DOF, 'hair' and prey's eyes are out of the DOF. If they were in the DOF, that would be a good shot!
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