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Araniella cucurbitina

Araniella cucurbitina
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Copyright: Roma Januchowska (romuszka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 9 N: 352] (2263)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-06
Categories: Insects, Spiders
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Spiders on my road [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-06-08 1:18
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Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]
Familia: Araneidae
Subfamilia: Araneinae
Tribus: Cyclosini
Genus: Araniella
Species: Araniella cucurbitina

Araniella cucurbitina
(one of two species called the "cucumber green spider") is a spider of the Araneidae family. Females grow up to 8 mm, males only up to 5 mm. The spider is mainly found on forest clearings, where it weaves its orb-web between leaves and flowers. These webs are only about 10 cm in diameter.
This spider does not use a hideout, because it is camouflaged by its green colour. Adult spiders first show this color in spring. Freshly hatched spiderlings are red and change to brown until fall. On the end of the abdomen there is a red mark in adults.
These spiders occur in the Palaearctic*, although it can be found in parts of North America, where it was probably introduced.
Araniella opisthographa is an almost identical spider which can only be distinguished from A. cucurbitina by a microscopic investigation.

*The Palearctic or Palaearctic is one of the eight ecozones dividing the Earth's surface.
Physically, the Palearctic is the largest ecozone. It includes the terrestrial ecoregions of Europe, Asia north of the Himalaya foothills, northern Africa, and the northern and central parts of the Arabian Peninsula.

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The lighting and exposure is fantastic on this one. You lose some strength due to the central layout, maybe a vertical layout with the spider at a classical 1/3 from the top would improve the image

Very well done


Hello Roma
Very beautiful pic.Wonderful colours and amazing lighting.I agree with Jeroen about the composition.Congrats!
Have a good weekend!
Kind regards

Wsitaj Roma,
ten pająk wygląda dosyć groźnie. Ciekawe czy jest jadowity? Bardzo dobrze oświetlony, świetna ostrość na rozmytym tle główny obiekt bardzo dobrze się prezentuje. Piękna kolorystyka. Jednym słowem bardzo udane makro.
Pozdrowienia - Sławek

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-06-08 9:15]

Witaj Roma,
Skromny ten pajaczek ale bardzo atrakcyjna kompozycja no i swiatlo od tylu.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

Ciao Roma, lovely composition with beautiful spider on fantastic blurry BG, wonderful bright colors, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-08 12:14]
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Hallo Roma,
Popatrz,popatrz dla mnie calkiem nowy gatunek ktorego jeszcze nie spotkalem.Bardz ladna prezentacja,minimalistyczna ale z wymowa do tego fantastyczna kolorystyka.Pozdrawiam Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-08 12:17]

Hi Roma,this minimalistic pic is a fantastic beauty!! What a original way to take this little spider,a very nice choice of the light position to see the legs in tranparence,top quality of details and colors too,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-06-08 13:08]

Witaj Roma,
A superb capture of this Green Araniella. The lighting is great with a fine effect on the legs, the sharpness top and the colours saturated. The composition is too central though.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-06-09 2:16]
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Hello Roma,
Excellent focus on this tiny and beautiful spider. Love the all in green impression of the whole shot. Maybe you could have shown the picture from a little bit closer point of view or with another framing. A lot of possibilities for this beautiful picture.
Have a nice weekend

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2012-06-09 9:48]

Hello Roma,
Awesome capture !!! brilliant colors and details ! truly love the lightning !! A favorite from today ! Tina

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-06-09 12:18]

Hello Roma,
A fantastic Spider very nicely captured against a soft green background and in beautiful light. I quite like the big open space all around, it is 'different' and you get a feeling of how small the spider is. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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