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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-14
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/90 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-30 14:26
Viewed: 3252
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
No points please!

here are some interesting facts about spiders:

*Did you know that a spider egg contains as much DNA as four humans combined? And that's just one of the unborn spiders, the entire egg sac outnumbers the population of India !!

*There's actually an extremely rare spider in Eastern Africa, called the Snow Spider. Its body is completely white, but it spins a completely black web!!

*Spiders can sustain hundreds of atmospheres of pressure, and can work flawlessly in a vacuum. Scientists have discovered spiders working at both the bottom of the sea and in the ultra-thin atmosphere thirty miles above the Earth.

*The Orange Magma Spider can resist heat up to 5,300 degrees F. Ironically, they exist only at the southernmost tip of the South Pole's largest glacier.

*Spiders don't move by muscle alone.
Spiders rely on a combination of muscle and hemolymph (blood) pressure to move their legs. Some joints in spider legs lack extensor muscles entirely. By contracting muscles in the cephalothorax, a spider can increase the hemolymph pressure in the legs, and effectively extend their legs at these joints. Jumping spiders jump using a sudden increase in hemolymph pressure that snaps the legs out and launches them into the air.

Image taken in RAW, ISO200 aperture priority and evaluative metering system.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-30 14:49]
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This composition is splendid, George!
Great sharpness and fine detail,perfect light and very nice colours. Great quality! Very well done!
Thanks for sharing

  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-30 14:53]
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Hi George,it's always a great pleasure to open your pics,every time i'm sure to will see a top class work...and today i can see another fantastic example,how to transform a simple little spider in a great spectacle..my best compliments,have a good night,Luciano

Hello George friend!
I returned today to TN and being a neighbor of my old friend George! ... I'm in luck!
About the photo I can say little, as you do always "art and quality" in every picture! ... And additionally an interesting note. I'd like to see that white spider, which produces black webs! ... What a strange thing!
I take this opportunity to send you hugs, good wishes, many greetings and blessings to you and little Peter!
PD: ¿still "no points"?... Oh my friend!... You're a character! ;-)

Hello dear and F George!
Is this a banana leaf, is not it? Wow! what a ugly spider!!!! Ugly but photogenic!!!! ( Or...would you be a good photographer?) ehehehehehe
And are you doing a course about spiders??? Where did you get so much information about them???
Hum...f/10.0 Why ???
Enough for the moment!
Have a nice week! And many thanks for your comments in my last pic.It was very kind of (mainly) you!
Big hug!
PS:2 points ....please!

Hi George,
excellent photo of this spider. As usually perfect point of view. Great sharpness and composition.
Have a nice week,

  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-10-31 7:41]

Hi George.
Exceptional clarity of the image and 3D-looking. Texture and relief of the leaf creates an amazing stage for wonderful spider. Its slim legs, elegant shapes and other details are simply stunning. Well done. My best wishes.

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