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Zebra spider

Zebra spider
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Copyright: des hoi (deshoi) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 2 N: 65] (322)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K20 d, Pentax F 100/2.8 macro
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-06 2:13
Viewed: 3764
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Female zebra spiders are 5-7 mm long and males are 5-6 mm. The most distinctive feature of these spiders is their two very large eyes, which is typical for jumping spiders. Although they have eight eyes, the two at the front are the largest and give them excellent binocular vision. These tiny spiders are black with white hairs that form stripes.

Like other jumping spiders, these spiders use their large front eyes to locate and stalk their prey. They move slowly towards their prey until they are close enough to pounce on top of their victim, and their hunting behaviour has been described as cat-like. Using their acute eyesight, they are able to accurately judge the distances they need to jump. Before jumping, they glue a silk thread to the surface that they are jumping from so that if they miss the target, they can climb up the thread and try again. They ignore unappetising insects such as ants.

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  • gmg (48)
  • [2009-11-06 2:19]

Beautiful macro shot!

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-11-06 4:30]

Hello Des Hoi.

A very beuatiful capture of this zebra spider. Sharpness is good and i like specialle the eyes wich you can see here very good.

Gr. Hans

Ciao Des Hoi, welcome on TN, fantastic macro of wonderful spider, perfect focus and lovely blurry BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-11-06 8:02]

Wow, Des Hoi!!! Very well done this pic. Congratulations. I like this kind of images and you realy did a good job here: Nice BG, POV and DOV. TFS.

Fantastic close up.with a fine blurring of BG,the hairs have come out very well

Amazing spider shot... Quality is great and the colours are marvelous.
Make the picture a bit bigger though. You can afford that.

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