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Green Lynx Details

Photography Insects posted on Sep 01, 2007
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Nikon 7900 image. I am rather fond of this species of spider. I think it is because I spent a lot of time last year watching one specific female Green Lynx spider. Over the summer, I watched her eat a variety of prey. I watched her get bigger and bigger until (in the early fall) she finally constructed an egg case and filled it full of eggs. I watched as she spent 24 hours a day guarding the eggs for weeks until they hatched, even to the exclusion of eating. I found this female Green Lynx Spider because I noticed the wasp that is shown in the pic. It seemed to be behaving rather erratically and upon a closer look, I realized it's odd movements were the result of being pulled into the jaws of this very efficient hunter. As I attempted to get a shot, the spider kept a firm hold on her prey but she kept backing deeper and deeper into the foliage where she had been hiding. Eventually she was so deep and I had my arm extended so far that I could no longer get a clear view of the camera's monitor. So essentially, this was a "blind shot". Actually, it is one of several dozen such shots, lol. I was surprised how many of them turned out to be usable. I decided to post this one because the eyes of the spider were so well depicted and because I liked the translucent look of her body as the sun illuminated her. I especially like the green "veining" visible just beneath the outer skin surface. Thanks to those who take the time to comment. Lee

Comments (25)



12:52AM | Sat, 01 September 2007

Excellent capture,but I feel bad for the wasp!



1:17AM | Sat, 01 September 2007

Great capture...


1:35AM | Sat, 01 September 2007

This is what you call a mind blowing macro! Particularly under the conditions described in your narrative! You can see a lot of examples of various insects on flowers or twigs, but actually capturing one in the middle of dinner-- well, that's just damn unique and a very opportune shot! The tack-sharp level of detail in the focal range is absolutely perfect.



4:04AM | Sat, 01 September 2007

this is truley an amazing macro ... you keep getting better and better ... mann this is cool!! brilliant work lee!!



4:28AM | Sat, 01 September 2007

Wonderful pic and so lucky couple.... Super details and big colurs. Excellent work .. and very pro quality



6:24AM | Sat, 01 September 2007

I think you should start your own magazine on little critters, you could well become a rival to National Geographic. Another fantastic macro and the narrative adds even more to the shot, the detail and clarity are superb. When I first saw it I thought 'blimey a radio active spider' I have never seen one like this before. After seeing your gallery(and I have seen every single picture) I think that I have been walking round with my eyes shut for the last 50 years. Thanks for opening them and for sharing this. Bravo!!!!!



6:24AM | Sat, 01 September 2007

Amazing macro. Excellent



6:24AM | Sat, 01 September 2007

Brilliant macro!



9:00AM | Sat, 01 September 2007

Stunning colours and details!



9:17AM | Sat, 01 September 2007

aaaaagggghhhhh a spider again Lee? are you trying to give me nightmares lol you are so amazing with this kind of shooting. I wish I could shoot like this but I feel safer right where im at away from spiders lol great job Lee simply perfect your a master at this :-)



11:51AM | Sat, 01 September 2007

Amaxing Macro . Powerful details. five stars!!!!!!!!



12:06PM | Sat, 01 September 2007

Nice spider shot, and anything eating wasps is fine by me due to fact i was attacked by a nest of wasps when i was younger.



2:00PM | Sat, 01 September 2007

Brilliant image........ Roby ;O)


2:10PM | Sat, 01 September 2007

Someone help me shut my gaping mouth! I am totally amazed at this. The glow of the lime green is fabulous. I have never seen one this color light up so nicely and the detail is out of this world! Stellar!



2:21PM | Sat, 01 September 2007

Magnificent! This is an amazing capture. The colors are wonderful. I've never seen anything like this. Splendid shot. Bunny



8:19PM | Sat, 01 September 2007

Amazing work! Bravo!!!



11:12AM | Sun, 02 September 2007

Awesome work mate. Detail is exceptional



2:59PM | Sun, 02 September 2007

Love this one...what a cool looking spider!!! Again, perfect focus...well captured...congrats!



10:38PM | Sun, 02 September 2007

Even moreso in zoom! She is amazing! Wonderful capture.



11:21AM | Tue, 04 September 2007

Oh my gosh! You have such great variety of insects and spiders! I have never seen this spider before! Absolutely fantastic capture!



10:45AM | Sun, 09 September 2007

I am SO impessed with this Lee. I can't believe this spider can take on something of this size and viciousness! Wow ... I'm in awe.



8:43PM | Sun, 09 September 2007

i love this pic



3:26PM | Mon, 10 September 2007

Incredible shot,wonderful colors and details



1:05PM | Sun, 21 October 2007

Ewww hairy legs!! LOl! You are very talented. Impressive!



2:31PM | Thu, 17 April 2008

Brilliant!!! 5++

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