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Predator and victim

Predator and victim
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Copyright: Victor Dunaev (Victor_D) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 37 N: 75] (1744)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-02
Categories: Macro
Camera: Canon 5D Mark ll, Voigtlander MACRO APO-LANTHER 125mm F2.5
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-14 8:16
Viewed: 3136
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lycosa singoriensis.

Lycosa is a genus of wolf spiders. More than 200 species are found, represented throughout most of the world. Often (incorrectly) called the "true tarantula", Lycosa can be distinguished from common wolf spiders by their relatively large size. This genus includes the European Lycosa tarantula which was once associated with tarantism, a dubious affliction whose symptoms included shaking, cold sweats, and a high fever, asserted to be curable only by the traditional tarantella dance. There is no scientific substantiation of that myth. In fact, the venom of wolf spiders is much less harmful to humans than, eg, that of the European widow spider of the Theridiidae family.

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Perfect macro photo .Beautiful focus and details.

hello Victor,
Excellent close up of the Wolf spider.
Details nicely shown.
Excellent pOV.

Exceptionala captura ta1
Extrem de bune detalii, culori naturale.

amazing composition with sharp details of the eyes....and is that a grass hopper i see as the victim...wow the hopper is the same colour as him and it was hard to spot it in its mouth! Awesome capture once again and well done!



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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-09-14 11:50]

Hi Victor,
Beautiful shot of this Wolf Spider, the detail and colour is outstanding, nice catch with him feeding. Great focus on the eyes, I believe this is one of the jumping spiders hence the forward facing eyes so they can focus and pounce. Beautiful shot. TFS

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