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Old Nov 4, 2005, 5:56 AM   #1
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Was away on holiday to Phuket from Mon till Friday with my family. First time there, and really enjoyable break. Of course, not forgetting my camera, I also took an opportunity to take some macros. On the first day, I manage to spot this Yellow Crab Spider (probably a Thomisus stoliczka). First time seeing it in the flesh, and spent almost an hr taking it.

On the 4th day, I went back to the same spot and I spotted the same yellow crab spider again BUT now with a passenger....a male crab spider! AND....a white crab spider was nearby too! Had a field day....and here are just some of the pics! I took other macro pics and will post them in another thread....

Taken with FZ10+6T+Sigma CU, F8, ISO 50, Ext bounce flash, various speeds.


#1: Frontal face shot of Yellow crab spider
1/320s


#2:Another front shot
1/500s


#3: Piggy back male
1/1600s (in bright sunlight)


#4: Another view
1/2000s


#5: Close up of male (reverse lens)
1/1300s


#6: White Crab Spider Frontal
1/800s


#7:White crab spider ISO view
1/2000s


#8: Another view
1/1000s


#9: Yellow Crab gymnast
1/320s


#10: Bottom up view
1/640s


#11: Reverse lens of face
1/400s

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Impressive:

but what do you mean with reverse lens in # 11 ?
What did you use?
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Old Nov 4, 2005, 9:43 AM   #3
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These are stunning. Did you use a tripod?
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Thanks Narmer.

Reverse lens as in using a 50mm F1.7 manual SLR lens, and reversing it to have high magnification shots, as also in #5

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Thanks Spy. No, no tripod used.

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Old Nov 4, 2005, 11:46 PM   #6
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Wow, These are just great. I loved your other post too, must be really nice to be somewhere you can find such interesting spiders and other insects. I have a shortage of good insects here. Winters are too cold for most species I guess. Ialways enjoyseeing your posts. they are so well done.


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More excellent shots. How big are the spiders? We have some spiders that look similar to that (a smooth rose spider for one) and they are tiny.
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Old Nov 5, 2005, 2:23 AM   #8
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Thanks Peggyo!

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More excellent shots. How big are the spiders? We have some spiders that look similar to that (a smooth rose spider for one) and they are tiny.
Thanks tcook! Not sure whats the official way of measuring a spider, but the abdomen (the rear) is abt 6-7mm wide? Maybe that should help for scale.
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Superb shots!*
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Thanks, truly excellent shots.
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