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Old Jul 23, 2006, 5:42 AM   #1
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Had a chance to try out the two set up I have. The first and last pic are with the 6T+Sigma CU, and the rest are Raynox 250.

Well, the subjects for my trial are the Heavy Jumper vs the Green Crab Spider. if anyone knows the heavy jumper well from my old post, would have known who is the winner.....the HJ eats everything....even its own (thats the only time I see it as a prey). So this time, chance upon a HJ feasting on the Green crab spider (GCS) half way. The GCS is an ambush spider, and sits still under a leaf to wait for a prey to land. The HJ must have surpirsed it and ate it, cos when the GCS sees danger, they will drop off the leaf and really scoot real fast.Well, if anyone knows the heavy jumper well, from the title you would have known who is the winner.....they eat everything....even its own (thats the only time I see it as a prey). So this time, chance upon a HJ feasting on the Green crab spider (GCS) half way. The GCS is an ambush spider, and sits still under a leaf to wait for a prey to land. The HJ must have surpirsed it and ate it, cos when the GCS sees danger, they will drop off the leaf and really scoot real fast.

Anyway, noticed that the GCS has BLUE blood! Did a search, and realised that this is normal. Came across this info:
"The blood is different from man. The oxygen is bound to hemocyanin, a molecule that contains copper, whereas in humans the oxygen is bound to hemoglobin, a molecule that contains iron. The color of oxidized copper is blue/green. Therefore, spiders have 'blue' blood."

Ok, these were taken with FZ10+Raynox 250 for some and FZ10+6T+Sigma CU for some. All ISO 50, F8, 1/60s. Ext flash diffused.

Appreciate any comments.

Unless stated otherwise, the pic is taken with the Raynox 250

#1:Feasting the head (6T+Sigma CU)


#2: The Killer's Eyes


#3: My prize


#4:Lift it up! You can see the BLUE blood!


#5:Side view. You can see this HJ is quite huge.


#6: Remains of the day (6T and Sigma CU)
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Old Jul 23, 2006, 8:08 AM   #2
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Very well taken!
No. 2 is stunning and your price is my choice, too.
Thanks for sharing, Bali
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Old Jul 23, 2006, 8:45 AM   #3
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Excellent series tchuanye!

Do these jumpers really "eat" something? I thought they use external digestion, like all the other spiders..?

You get used to the dcr250, but this is not so difficult when you have trained with reversed lenses first.

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Wow tchuanye, I can only say that those are super photos and I truly love this type of photography. The images are so clear and to see the colours in these two bugs that you would hardly see with just the "human" eye is fantastic. Thanks for sharing!! It is like watching a nature show.
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As usual Excellent tchuanye! "The Killer eyes" is my favorite.

The first pic reminds me of a kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar!! LOL


Thanks for sharing.
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Old Jul 24, 2006, 11:32 AM   #7
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Thanks Bali, Donalduc, Sven, Annie and Emmanuel!

Glad you liked these.

Sven....you are right. They don'r really eat, but really liquify them and suck them up!

Annie....thats why I like macros! You get to see what normally we don't usually see! Thats the fun part!
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Great series, and National Geographic like descriptions.

You really master this skill/arts of yours.

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Narmer wrote:
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Great series, and National Geographic like descriptions.

You really master this skill/arts of yours.

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Thanks Francesco!



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