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Aculeperia ceropegia (family Araneidae)

Aculeperia ceropegia (family Araneidae)
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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000, Raynox DCR 150 macro lens
Exposure: f/4, 1/240 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-10 10:34
Viewed: 4964
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi friends, I found this beautiful spider in my archiv. I hope you like it too. The german name is Eichblatt-Spinne (Oak sheet spider)


Aculeperia ceropegia (family Araneidae)

Araneidae is a large family. They can be small to large in side. All species in this family, if they make webs, they make vertical or

horizontal orb webs. Some species construct some sort of stabilizer in the center of the web. Some members in this family do not make

web at all. All of them have eight eyes.

Their body and legs are usually hairy. It is believed that those hair are their major sensors, as the eyes to human, to sense the world.

They extend their sense of touch by using their web as wall. The spider reacts to loud noise, so do not speak loudly when watching

spider. The spider on its web will ignore the strong wind but will react to your slight blow towards it. Most web weaver spiders are blind, or

at least with very poor eye sight. They will not react to the light of torch, or even the flash of camera. But they can distinguish day and

night. We seldom see spiders build their webs during day time. More facts on spiders can be find in this page.

Most of us have the experience of walk into a big sticky spiders web. Suddenly covered by the sticky silk, we would be quite certain that

the spider is now crawling on our body and we will immediately trying to jump and brush ourselves to get rid of the potentially harmful

spider. However, the poor spider at this time should be more frighten than you, and most likely it has either dropped onto the ground or

rushed up to a near by retreat.

marmottelolo, Signal-Womb, peter_stoeckl, Libor, Robbrown, pompey, Athila, TAZ, red45, marhowie, thistle, moemf, cedryk, valy67 has marked this note useful
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Hi Heinz!
It's amazing portrait of this great spider. Fantastic details and superb composition.

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  • toniox (56)
  • [2006-01-10 11:31]

salut Heinz, very beautifull spider, j'aime bien le tatouage qu'il a sur le dos !

bonjour heinz
magnifique cette araignée,tres belles couleurs sur l'abdomen et bons details.

Hallo Heinz,
Spinne auf einer Turnstange - sehr sportlich!
So eine hab' ich noch nie gesehen, sie ist wunderschön und macht ihrem Namen alle Ehre - die Zeichnung ist ganz toll.
Außerdem so schönes saftiges grün - ich sehne mich soooo nach dem Frühling!
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Heinz, excellent macro with great light and fantastic detail's. The green background is a nice bonus. Very nice work.

Servus Heinz,
danke für den Griff ins Archiv! Deine edle Spinne ist ein echter Blickfang. Scharf und spannungsvoll ins Bild gesetzt, ohne Angst vor Kopfstand. Und mit den strahlenden Farben des Frühsommers, die an langen Winterabenden Freude machen. Danke!

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2006-01-10 13:06]

Nice macro shot
great details,sharp,POV and colors
TFS Libor

Very nice Heinz, I like the almost Oak Leaf pattern on its back, note very good too. TFS

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2006-01-10 14:37]

Great shot Heinz, perfect macro shot with great colours and background.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-01-10 15:58]

Excellent close-up shot Heinz!

Focus and exposure are excellent. Composition is well balanced. DOF and light are splendid.
Good work and TFS.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-01-10 17:57]

Great capture with excellent detail and colour. Composition-wise, I keep wanting to tilt it 90° CCW.
Wonderful light!

Hi Heinz,
Very little time tonight. Well worth a big green smile.
Thanks for posting

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-01-11 3:45]

What an impressive and interesting spider that you have well captured ! Colors, light and sharpness are wonderful. Congratulations Heinz and thanks for sharing.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-11 4:20]

Hallo Heinz!

This is one of most beautifull spiders, also in Poland. Light green BG looks superb and spider's details are amazing. Arty patterns on its body looks great. I like summer mood of your picture.

Fantastic colors of this well captured arachnid, the composition is very pleasing as well as the POV. :)

Sharp detail and well composed Heinz. Great OOF BG and I like the single blade of grass running through the frame. Well done.
Thank you!

It's one of my favourite spiders. There's always plenty of the in early summer.
Picture has great colours and very good details. I like the POV and framing too.

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2006-01-12 7:05]

Hi Heinz

Great portrait shot of this spider. Very good details and POV. Nice and sharp with fantastic colours. TFS


Hello Heinz,
Very nice composition in green :-)
I would just sharpen the image a bit!
Best greetings,

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-01-16 4:27]

Hi Heinz
Fantastic macro,excellent details and colors,very nice photo.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-01-16 20:47]

Hello Heinz,
You did a great macro, i like the vivid colours & sharpness very well composed,

Best regards,

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-01-30 7:30]

great sharp details. brilliant light and colors. excellent work. tfs

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-03-29 15:31]

Hallo Heinz !
I hasse Spinnen, aber auf Bildern sehen sir immer so gut aus ! Dieses photo ist besonders schön, mit einem wunderbaren grünen Hintergrund. Sehr scharf, mit viele shöne Details.
Vielen Dnaken !

Arachnophobe confirmé, je n'ai pu résiter malgré tout à cliquer sur la mignature pour agrandir le cliché.
très jolie lumière et belle finesse du sujet.
Bravo et merci pour le frisson ;o)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-10-23 15:02]

very beautifull,thanks for share,Luciano

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