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Ant mimic jumping spider

Ant mimic jumping spider
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-10
Categories: Insects, Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro
Exposure: f/32, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-12 10:40
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Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ant mimic jumping spider (myrmarachne plataleoides) is a jumping spider that mimics the Kerengga or weaver ant in morphology and behaviour. The body of the Kerengga Jumper appears like an ant, which has three body segments and six legs, by having constrictions on the cephalothorax and abdomen. This creates the illusion of having a distinct head, thorax and gaster of the weaver ant, complete with a long and slender waist. The large compound eyes of the weaver ant are mimicked by two black patches on the head. The males resemble a larger ant carrying a smaller one.

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Ciao Haraprasan. Perfect DOF here and stunning detaisl. Very godd work with light too.


Superb! What an interesting ant species Haraprasan:) It looks like a bottle:))) Relly it mimicing a spider with four pair legs.
TFS and regards,


Hello Haraprasan. This is really stunning macro educating us won a realy strange cerature of the mother nature.
Great and perfect presentation in every way!
Kind regards,

Ciao Haraprasan, superb macro of fantastic spider, I never see before, thanks, splendid sharpness and fine details. very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

A fine photo rendition and especially a good story in notes! It makes me as if this creature bites and what kind of would? bites on humans that is.

The light material backdrop gives good definition to the insect. Using that luminosity also worked well in bringing out more detail.

hello Haraprasan
yes this is wath i like
great details and good sharpness
look on the picture who i have send with a other specie of antspider
greeting lou

Namastay Hara Ji,

This deserves an award. What a weird spider MF! Realy a great example on mimicry! Love the sharpness and clarity of this image, it seems flawless in every way.
Inspiring work my friend.
TFS and have a nice night/week!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-12 14:37]

Hi Hara,this is very interesting and maybe never seen before on TN,you work at the best in this terrible contrast between the white nackground and the dark ant,excellent sharpness and composition.Thanks for share,have a nice week,LUCIANO

Good morning Haraprasan,
fascinating mimikri and a very informative text beside the good shot.
Thanks for sharing

A lovely shot, HP, IS that a marble floor in the BG?
It serves the purpose beautifully!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-13 2:06]

Hello Haraprasan,
A very interesting-looking spider. Not bad to take the shape of an ant. Smething I never had seen before. Thanks so much for this interesting posting! Well taken shot with perfect sharpness all over the spider.
Kind regards

No conocía esta curiosa especie, que a pprimera vista por sus
formas colores y texturas nos recuerda a una hormiga, aunque
evidentemente al contar sus patas vemos que se trata de un arácnido.
Un excelente documento que no se si se había publicado ya en Tn.
Buena semana Haraprasan: Josep Ignasi.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-13 10:50]

Hello Haraprasan,
What a strange spider. Fantastic to see this mimicry. I could swear this is an ant. Great sharpness, details and isolation from the BG.

Hi Haraprasan,

With a very special and interesting type of format.
Recognition for the first time I got the opportunity.
Perspective, composition and shooting everything in a very high quality.
Thanks for sharing.

Best Regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-09-13 16:23]

Hi Haraprasan,

I never would have known this was a spider! He looks like a many legged ant. Wonderful notes to go along with the excellent picture showing this unusual insect in excellent details. Thank you for the lesson.


Hello Haraprasan,

another great photo from an insect.
Exellent sharpness and details.
fine colours and nice egal bg.


Dear Haraprasan, NAMASTAY.
Had I not read your highly educative notes I would have assumed that this fellow had 4 eyes on its head.
The details is what gets me... I still cannot understand how you get so very close to register these TINY TINY species.
The photography work is OUTSTANDING!!!
Warm regards from COLD COLD Canada from,

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