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Spider long horn?

Spider long horn?
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Copyright: Kean Hoon Tan (keanhoon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 228 W: 0 N: 239] (1264)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-08
Categories: Spiders
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-18 9:56
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Points: 22
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An interesting spider found during my search for Perting waterfall. Been searching through the net for quite some time, yet can't get any identification for this species.


I think this is a Wishbone spider, Gasteracantha arcuata. Can refer to this site http://godofinsects.com/museum/display.php?sid=121

Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Exposure Time: 1/60
F-Stop: f/2.7
Focal Length: 6000/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2007-04-08 11:50
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, red-eye reduction mode
File Size: 192 kb

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very unusual insect nice focus good colors and nice DOF

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  • Rolf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (196)
  • [2007-04-18 10:11]

Really intersting spider.
I don't know so much about spiders and can't help you with ID :(

bonjour kean
tres impressionnante cette araignée,par ses formes et couleurs.
nous n'avons pas le contact avec les yeux mais je pense cette araignée est de petite taille.

Hola Kean.
Extraño insecto de bellos colores.
Perfecto encuadre y acertada exposición.

Hello Kean
What an intersting spider to shoot,
Perfect lighting and compo,
A little bit soft on FG.


Hello Kean,
This is an amazing creature, and you did well to capture it.
It is a bit difficult with the bright dots in the background, but the shape and colours of this beasty make it very very interesting. Wish I could help with the ID! But I can't even ID beetles in my neck of the woods ;) Tfs, Jay

Very interesting shot. I have no idea what species this is but it is crazy looking. Nice detail. I also like the backround with the white spots of light.

Olá Kean

Uma foto interessante mostrando-nos um inceto incrível; suas cores são vibrantes e o centro dele lembra uma fatia de melancia...:)
Meus parabéns, muito bom trabalho Kean.


That's a rather unusual spider. Well captured. You may try the MNS types to help out there for ID. Good shot.

Waooo !!! Magnífico documento !!!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-05 0:25]

Hi Kean,
What a strange looking spider and what amazing horns. It must be poisonous. Very sharp image and neat focus with lovely colours. Excellent POV to portray it in this hanging pose and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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