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Predator and Prey by brandtcampbell Predator and Prey by brandtcampbell
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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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-06-30
*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. ( Suggested by batmantoo and Featured by 3wyl )
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wow, absolutely incredible.
the soft blues on the droplets lend a feeling of cool calm, and the crystalline effects makes it appear like something from another world.

the blend of this gentle silence with the spider's delicate danger gives the piece a unique twist in the depiction of life.

even the poor insect that was caught has a glistening quality, as if in its death it became part of this glassy world.

I wish I could give a more helpful critic, but quite honestly I don't think there is anything that should be changed. it definitely earned that daily deviation.
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Reldax Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
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mercurycode Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Hi there! I featured you in my current Awesome art VII journal. Have a lovely day!
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:iconbrandtcampbell:
brandtcampbell Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is wonderful, thank you so much!
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:iconmercurycode:
mercurycode Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
my pleasure :aww:
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:iconcca31:
cca31 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't like spiders, but this photo is amazing! :clap:
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:iconbrandtcampbell:
brandtcampbell Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :)
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HaseoYashimora Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
very beautiful shot
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Catandhearts Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh my ! I have no words to describe how amazing I think this photo is. this is just gorgeous!!! amazing capture of the spider world =)
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:iconbrandtcampbell:
brandtcampbell Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!
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:iconarachnowolf:
ArachnoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful and excellent capture!
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:iconbrandtcampbell:
brandtcampbell Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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:iconarachnowolf:
ArachnoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconannabelle-chabert:
Annabelle-Chabert Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   Photographer
Great compositon and moment captured :wow: The drops are amaizing !!!
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:iconbrandtcampbell:
brandtcampbell Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Merci, mademoiselle :)
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:iconnicobuettner:
NicoBuettner Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Not enough room to write down all the stuff that comes to my mind when I look at this picture. Amazing!
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:iconbrandtcampbell:
brandtcampbell Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you sir!
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:icontophxomi:
tophxomi Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful!
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! Congrats!
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swak08899 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
nice art
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:iconconorcohen:
ConorCohen Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely fantastic shot :-) Check out my drawing of the 'predator' himself; Dexter if you have some time :-) [link]
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korpakukac Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Most stunning and beautiful spider photo i have seen so far in my life!
I dislike spiders, but this photo is just amazing!
Those water dropplets and spheres on the web remind me of a galaxy and the universe with all the little planets and stuff floating around in a swirl!
Thank you for sharing :)
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DINOSAURSFOSSLFOUND1 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Dinosaurs with Four Short Legs
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:iconroyshtoyer:
royshtoyer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student General Artist
a masterfully executed work of art
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marydemauro Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
An absolutely stunning photo... The web looks so magical, and the spider looks so delicate. Looks like a scene from fairyland. Well done. <3 <3 <3
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Noor-al-Haqiqa Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
magnificent! Moonlight beauty... even if it was a day shot.
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RomanGrandkeBerlin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
AWESOME pic !!! ;) Congrantz toe the DD
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DreamDrifter91 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a beautiful shot. :love:
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:iconnothingbutjournals:
NothingButJournals Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
This is beautiful. I can't even say anything about it, other than it's beautiful. You are a pristine photographer.
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HimawariNoIchzoku Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have an unusual fear of spiders but I find myself captivated by this photo. Your DD is well deserved.
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Nealiel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
holy ****!!!.... While I hate spiders with a passion and never EVER want my face that close to a real one....... I really like this pic. Or more importantly I like the beads of water inlaid to the webbing. It's so pretty, they almost look like balls of ice perfectly sat just so the pic would come out exactly perfect.
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Karytsa Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconwhistlebird:
whistlebird Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
:omg: The colors...! The detail...! :faint:
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:iconalrathi:
Alrathi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Holy moly... lucky is right!! Damn, I don't think I've ever seen a cooler picture! XD This is fantastic!
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Inanagi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
So pretty <3
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theneverlandtheory Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The raindrops are so beautifully captured! They look like crystals! In the top right corner, I love how it's so interconnected with the spider silk. It's incredible how you could get that close.
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OnliaFaze Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
While luck played a role in this piece, you captured the image at a great angle, is clear and blurry in the right places, and just overall is a gorgeous shot of nature. I commend your skill
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brandtcampbell Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your kind words :)
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Todd-TheFox Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
omg that is so cool. is it eating a fly?
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:iconbrandtcampbell:
brandtcampbell Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed it is :) thank you!
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:iconkeyokoshurt13:
keyokoshurt13 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
beautiful and perfect timing too! :3
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XxAquablossomxX Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*wasn't
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XxAquablossomxX Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I was scared of spiders, this is still very beautiful.
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58Seduar Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Adoro macrofotografia, sobremodo quando focaliza
o mundo natural. Alguém saberia o nome científico
dessa aranha? Parabéns ao fotografo. maravilhoso
trabalho!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow... that is one rare and fascinating photo. What kind of lens did you use?
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:iconbrandtcampbell:
brandtcampbell Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :) I used a Canon 100mm macro lens
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :hug: I see now.
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A masterpiece!!!!!!
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:iconbrandtcampbell:
brandtcampbell Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconbowplz: My pleasure! Give my regards to the spider! ;)
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August 4, 2012
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
100 mm
ISO Speed
2000
Date Taken
Aug 4, 2012, 5:37:51 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Sensor Size
7mm
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