garden spider 2
|Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99)
|Date Taken: 2011-11-23|
|Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 70mm Macro|
|Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-11-23 4:12|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
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Garden spiders are common in all over the world.
As their name suggests, they are found outdoors and in gardens. Garden spiders are not aggressive and are more likely to retreat from than attack humans. However, in cases of extreme provocation, garden spiders may bite. Their bites are harmless to humans.
Garden spiders are known as orb weavers due to their orb-shaped, delicate webs. Even garden spiderlings are capable of spinning these intricate structures without the assistance of mature spiders. The webs of garden spiders are notoriously strong.
The garden spider uses its web to capture food. Although their eyesight is poor, garden spiders are extremely sensitive to vibrations along the strands of their webs. Positioning themselves at the center of their web, garden spiders hang upside down, jump on prey and paralyze it with injected venom. Like other spiders, garden spiders must liquefy their prey in order to consume it.
The garden spider also uses its extraordinary sense of touch for mating, as males tap upon the webs of females to express their intent. Because males spend the mating season obsessively seeking partners, they typically die of exhaustion and malnutrition following fertilization.
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what a way to die! :0)
AWESOMENESS as usual. Love the green gooey look to his appendages, he looks moist, and the green DOF contrasting with him is just genius
hello friend George,
super good picture with beautiful colours and great details
- [2011-11-23 5:20]
Bonjour George, bonne macro d'araignée avec un bel éclairage et une parfait focus; Bonne mise en page également . Bravo, best regards, Didier;
- [2011-11-23 5:51]
Good closeup of this beautiful species, fine lighting. tfs.
- [2011-11-23 7:15]
Nice shot of this spider. Good composition, colours and sharpness details.
Again very useful notes.
Another excellent image that "spells" professionalism. Beautiful variations of green with the same sharpness and detail you made me recognise your photos. Only this time there is no contradicting BG, but an excellent blending and still your subject is totally in the foreground. Well done.
excellent photo of this interesting and uncommon for me - spider. Great point of view. Nice colours. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,
- [2011-11-26 7:15]
Love this one for the colors especially and the excellent composition. Très beau!!