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A sheet weaver


A sheet weaver
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Copyright: Dmitry Gavryushin (Osmeterium) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 158] (517)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-08
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D70S, AF Nikkor 28-80mm 1:3.5-5.6 D (reversed)
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-12 2:37
Viewed: 3963
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Neriene montana (Araneae, Linyphiidae).

Although it was snowing last Sunday (a snowy Easter, who could imagine that), I was able to find some interesting objects under the pine tree bark.

This spider is one of our biggest (body size up to 8 mm) and therefore one of the very few species of Linyphiidae that are easy to recognise.

Linyphiidae is a family of spiders, including more than 4,250 described species in over 550 genera worldwide. This makes Linyphiidae the second largest family of spiders after the Salticidae. New species are still being discovered throughout the world, and the family is poorly known. Because of the difficulty in identifying such tiny spiders, there are regular changes in taxonomy as species are combined or divided.
Spiders in this family are commonly known as sheet weavers (from the shape of their webs), or money spiders (in the United Kingdom, from the superstition that if such a spider is seen running on you, it has come to spin you new clothes, meaning financial good fortune).

The source of additional information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linyphiidae

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Hello Dmitry,
Nice close up on this spider. Crisp clear and well exposed picture. Also thanks for informative note.
JC

Hello Dmitry,
Very nice capture of this interesting spider. Good exposure, nice details. I would just levelled the contrast up a bit.
Best greetings,
Michal

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-04-17 17:47]

Hi Dimitry!
Great shot of this spider,superb colours and details the POV, DOF are excellent.Well done capturing the eyes!
PS. Thanks for correct ID!

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