Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Ant Mimic Crab Spider

Today was an amazing day.
I came face-to-face with the Ant Mimic Crab Spider or genus Amyciaea lineatipes while taking snapshots of insects at the Kiara Rimba Park.
It was having its meal, a weaver ant and has a measurement of less than 5mm which made it hard to distinguish between an ant or a spider.
Nevertheless, I managed to get a good shot of the crab spider and later realised that smaller insects like mites are also sharing its meal.
Its not easy to photograph these spiders as they are very active and could never stay still.
I fired off a few shots and realised that most of it was underexposed except one.
The rest had to be post-processed and with its exposure values altered, I am able to show a picture of the ant mimic in its full glory..
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