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Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-09-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-09-29 1:35
Viewed: 405
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Spider was captured on the boundary wall of my school today. The place is covered by a dense canopy of trees and the use of flash light was unavoidable.

Pholcidae, commonly known as cellar spiders, are a spider family in the suborder Araneomorphae. The family contains about 1500 species divided into about 80 genera.
Some species, especially Pholcus phalangioides, are commonly called daddy long-legs spider, grand-daddy long-legs spider, carpenter spider, daddy long-legger, or vibrating spider. Confusion often arises because the name "daddy long-legs" is also applied to two distantly related arthropod groups: harvestmen (which are arachnids but not spiders) and crane flies (which are insects).


Pholcids are found in every continent in the world except Antarctica. Pholcids hang inverted in their messy and irregular-shaped webs. These webs are constructed in dark and damp recesses such as caves, under rocks and loose bark, abandoned mammal burrows. In areas of human habitation pholcids construct webs in undisturbed areas in buildings such as attics and cellars (hence the common name "cellar spider".


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Ciao Ram, very long legs for this spider, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2018-09-29 11:31]

Hi Ram
This is a great picture of this spider, they are not easy because the long legs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-09-29 16:24]

Hi Ram,not easy to have the best details everywhere on its slim and long legs,this is a great pic my friend,no doubts,and the species is interesting too,a spider not often seen on TN, and not easy to identify too in this very big family. Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ram,
Indeed the Sigma 105 mm macro works better....Exceptional details and focus. D 7200 is a good camera and with the proper lens it works good to macro.

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