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A stand off between a Specked Bush-Cricket and a Crab Spider.



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Stilleschrei Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Usualy a spider isn't very fond of a grashopper, for they destroy their webs... Not sure about a crabspider though...
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Finnyanne Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing shot... but I put my bet on the crab spider ;)
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
A good choice. A few moments later it jumped right onto the cricket and bit him in his foreleg. Unfortunately it happened so quickly that I missed the shot :D
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Finnyanne Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It is a pity that they are so fast, especially for their prey ;)
And it was an easy guess, because I have a similar shot, only I saw it after the deed was done :D

Big Prey by Finnyanne
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016
Nice catch, Finny :D
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Finnyanne Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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Glenn0o7 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   Photographer
Fantastic shot :)
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thanks very much :)
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Glenn0o7 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Photographer
You're welcome :)
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wendalART Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
The best composition........Great!!!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Thanks a lot :)
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jayshree Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome. did u stick around long enough to see how it all turned out?
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
Yes, I did. The spider suddenly turned around and jumped right onto the bush-cricket, biting him in the front leg. It all went so fast that I completely missed the shot. Damned! After that frightening experience the bush-cricket hastily retreated to a safer place :)
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jayshree Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
really? dude was less than half the crickets size. brave little man. poor cricket. but at least he lived to see another day.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
LOL. I think he'll take better care next time he comes across a small spider :)
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lizakot Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008   Photographer
Wonderful focus! great shot :D
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
Thank you :)
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January 25, 2008
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E-400
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1/180 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Sep 7, 2007, 12:36:33 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh

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