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Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2015

Special Mention: Swaroop Singha Roy

Periwinkle Ambush: Through the curtain-like petals of this Madagascar periwinkle flower Catharanthus roseus, peers a deadly assassin. A jumping spider belonging to the Salticidae family, an expert ambush hunter, had just made a housefly catch and settled underneath the pink petals, looking to feast comfortably, when the Swaroop Singha Roy noticed some movement between the petals. On a closer look, his camera locked in on this unusual and thrilling frame that highlights once again the natural treasures that are ours for the asking if we only seek to look.
 
Location: Kolkata Details: Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens + manual extension tubes, ISO 320, Shutter speed: 1/100 sec., Aperture: f/11, Focal length: 92 mm., Flash: Yes

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