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Copyright: Sue Rickhuss (snaphappy) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 21 N: 233] (1948)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-5050z
Exposure: f/2, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-15 23:03
Viewed: 3147
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The female leaves her web and finds a suitable place - usually a crevice in bark or under a windowsill - to attach the egg cocoon which she makes from her silk as she lays the eggs. She remains close to the cocoon to repair any damage, but after a few days she too dies.The eggs stay protected inside their cocoon all through the winter time. In the late spring, garden spiders' eggs hatch. Out of each egg comes a little spiderling. They eat their egg casesbut they stay inside their cocoon for about a week. Then they come out and, and wait together for a breeze. When the right kind of breeze comes, they turn their abdomens towards the sky and let out a very long line of silk. The wind catches the silk, and carries each spiderling through the air to the new place where it can start its own new life.this is known as ballooning. These babies will quickly disperse as cannibalism is common in the confined space of the cocoon.
There are about 600 species of spider in the British Isles, all of which are carnivores.

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hello Sue
interesting scene with all them small fellows,
very fine photo

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-05-15 23:29]

Hi Sue,
Congratulation for your shot....great idea and a good presentation.Congratulation!

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-05-15 23:51]

Hi Sue,
A great shot of this mass of tiny spiders.
It would have been great to see these.
I love the colours and patterns on them.
Cheers & TFS

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-05-16 2:46]

Hello Sue,
Very pleasant picture to show all thes small spiders crawling around..it makes me goosepimples, I don't like spiders much. At least the ones are small. A fine picture, well composed and an excellent note.
Thanks a lot
have a nice wekend

Hi Sue,

Lovely shot of a maligned creature, they get rid of a lot of the bugs. Good focus with a nice dof. Colours are good and clear. Background not to busy, I know that you don't get much of a choice with these little one. TFS

Regards Bill

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