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Araniella cucurbitina.


Araniella cucurbitina.
Photo Information
Copyright: Sebastien Lucas (Esox) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-29
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Araneae (Spiders) II, Spider, 40 points or more (Chapter 5)., 50 - 60 points (chapter two) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-02 10:30
Viewed: 9099
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Araniella cucurbitina (Clerck, 1757)

Classification:
Reign: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Araneidae

Noms communs:
French: Epeire concombre.
English: Cucumber spider (Thanks to Gerhard and Paul)


The cucumber spider is a small web-orb spider (4-6 mm for the female, 3,5-4 mm for the male).
It lives in the low vegetation, bushes and trees.
It’s widespread in all Northern Europe. Eggs hatched in autumn, and babies are brown red, then perfectly camouflaged at this season.
It winters in the trees, and takes its first meal in spring; it has at this moment a pretty green colour.
Its fabric is loose and not very advanced. It includes about thirty rays maximum, and is never flat.
The maximum diameter is ten centimeters.

It is one of prettiest the web-orb spiders of Europe.

dew77, vbourrut, gerhardt, carper, PDP, naki, Lesley, Signal-Womb, AndyB, marhowie, hummingbird24, Janice, Runnerduck, livios, scottevers7, Zapofrog, Christian76 has marked this note useful
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To Nephrotome2: Spider's position.Esox 1 03-10 12:55
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Jolie macro, le fond est très esthétique et fait très bien resortir cette étrange araignée. La gestion de la lumière est exemplaire. Une image de haute qualité

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Vincent

Great macro Sebastien.
The Sigma 150mm macro deliver a great shot in your hands.
Good composition, POV, very nice colours and great sharpness.
Excellent work.

Sebastien, what a lovely green spider. Exceptional details and you know how to handle that macro lens. Great shot, very well done.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-05-02 12:13]

It is a super Shot Sebastien,
very good details in this super pv shot, very good taken, very interesting photo and note, fantastic job,
gr. Jaap

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 16] (2615)
  • [2005-05-02 12:31]

Great bravos, perfect macro, excellent composition.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1542 W: 5 N: 2238] (12630)
  • [2005-05-02 12:33]

Tout simplement magnifique, les couleurs s'hamonise très bien et la netetté est excellete.

FÉLICITATIONS !!!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-02 13:34]
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Hello Sebastien, this is very nice. Beautiful composition and a great spider. I have pictured one of this genus last week, it's a baby, I may post it. Great work.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-02 14:56]

Hi Sebastien. Great macro shot of this small spider. It's got magnificent focus with true colors.
Very good composition too.
Well done.

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2005-05-02 15:45]

Fabulous capture!

Very impressive shot Sebastien, amazing details, great work.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-05-02 18:00]

Excellent macro Sebastien.
Amazing detail and textures.
Very good composition and colours and a great POV.
Great work,very well done indeed.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-03 3:24]

Ah ! Ce Sébastien, il nous enchante toujours avec ses magnifiques clichés si bien présentés ! Encore une photo de qualité en tous points pour cette superbe araignée au drôle de nom.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4635 W: 248 N: 4025] (13237)
  • [2005-05-03 3:31]

Hi Sebastian!
It's wonderful macro.Details,colors,DOF,composition and framing are perfect.Very well done!:-)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 72 N: 1428] (4750)
  • [2005-05-03 3:49]

Good, sharp macro Sebastien. Details are really good and so are the colors. Good POV & DOF. I liike the the green back of the spider. Very well done. TFS!

Regards,
Pieter

Sebastian, Spectacular POV and a really great looking spider here..Good DOF, excellent details and colors..I like it and well done!

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-05-03 7:23]

Magnifique macro Sébastien, cette epeire concombre porte bien son nom avec ses formes et couleurs rappelant le légume ! belle composition d'image, netteté et profondeur de champ sublime!

Bien vu!

amitiés de Québec,
Christian

Excellent macro Sebastien,
Very very sharp, fantastic details, colours and composition.
Great capture, thanks for posting

Nice shot Sebastien, great details and POV.
Well done.
TFS.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-04 3:50]

It is a pretty spider, but I don't have to like it, do I??? Great capture Sebastien, it is very sharp and clear to see. Well done on the colours and composition. Bravo!

An amazing macro shot, great detail. The green is incredible, great bg as well.
Well done and thanks for posting.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2152 W: 322 N: 4262] (16936)
  • [2005-05-04 18:29]

Sebastien, excellent sharpness and very nice background.

A great composition, as well as an informative note.

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  • urban Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 4 N: 79] (413)
  • [2005-05-04 20:14]

rgreat picture. The colors are sharp and the spiders pose is dramatic. I like this picture a lot!

A superb macro! Color and detail are perfect. I salute you!!

Très bonne macro Sébastien. Superbe arrière-plan, excellente profondeur de champ. Les détails sont bien rendus. Bravo!

Sebastien, this is another beautiful work of yours. Always a pleasure to look at your photos. Thanks for sharing.

Bonjour Sébastien,

Très belle photo, la couleur verte a un ton sublime. Je ne pensais pas que nos régions étaient habitées par de si jolies araignées. Il faut dire que j'en ai un peu la phobie. Mais de telles photos m'incitent à réviser mon jugement.
Merci pour ton coup d'oeil et ton partage.

J-Patrick

I avoid spiders, Sebastien! But is so fun to see the various spiders you have captured with your camera! I love the saturated colors here, and the position of the spider in the frame.

I like the picture. Just one critic though: I rotated your picture so that the head of the spider would point downward. And the outcome looked more natural to me. Am I right that it was the position of the spider in real??

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 532] (2540)
  • [2007-03-19 9:01]

wow! great shot. amazing focus and details on it. nice colors, light. tfs

Bonjour Sébastien

Très belle photo avec la couleur de fond en harmonie avec l'araignée.
Je suis en admiration devant tes encadrements, comment fait tu?
Cordialement
Christian

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