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June 30, 2013
*brandtcampbell magnificently photographs Predator and Prey in the spider's natural habitat, providing us with good insight to the surroundings of the spider as it begins to devour its meal. The blue tone lends a cool, collected feeling to this piece, and the natural occurrence of nature as a concept is emphasised to great depth.
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Predator and Prey



A funnel web spider in his crystalline web cavern right after a rain storm, feeding on some kind of fly. I was extremely lucky to end up with this photo, as the spider fled back inside his hole after a single shutter release!

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Image size
1600x1067px 330.62 KB
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Focal Length
100 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 4, 2012, 5:37:51 PM
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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

Very impressive shot, the cold blue reflected on the crystallized drops surrounding the spider makes the dark atmosphere almost surreal and theatrical…
This spider definitely is to be acknowledged just like your watchful and seemingly respectful eye for small creatures to catch such an intimate scene of her world. I also do this kind of photography, it demands a love for nature that borders on spiritual contemplation.
The composition is well balanced and brings the eye toward the disappearing dark depth of her web behind her. So the lighter color of her body on such a background shoots her forward as if she could move toward us, but she is frozen in time forever.