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The Beauty Of Horror - Signature Spider

The Beauty Of Horror - Signature Spider
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Copyright: vipin baliga (vipinbaliga) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 12 N: 44] (460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 500D T1i, Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS + Raynox DCR 250
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-29 2:48
Viewed: 3841
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We can only imagine the state of an insect when it falls prey to such a Beautiful Killer...

This spider weaves four zig zag stripes in its web, and holds its legs together in pairs. It holds its legs in pairs to disguise itself as a four legged creature; it does this to not appear to look like a spider.mThey build their web only about a meter off the ground to catch the low flying insects such as bees and wasps that travel from flower to flower. Their web is almost invisible, only for the zig zag strips on the web you wouldnt see it. These zig zag strips are known as the stabilmentum, they form these strips to warn bigger animals of its location, so they wont destroy it by walking through it. Signature spiders are able to eat an insect twice its size, and this is all they eat. Their venom is harmless to humans like most spiders but will bite you if you start poking at it. :-)

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Hi Vipin,
A nice capture of this beautiful signature spider. Good sharpness and composition. A little lighter BG would have looked more nice. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi vipin, good point of veiw, little more shadow detaisl could help.

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