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Copyright: umit kebapci (kebapci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 3 N: 95] (405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-27
Categories: Spiders
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Jumping spiders (Salticidae) of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-09 4:22
Viewed: 4321
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The exact location is Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

This one was caught with(-in) a snail shell, of Xerocrassa nicosiana, an endemic to island of Cyprus. Probably it was passing the hot spring day time in the shell.

Especially in salticid spiders (jumping spiders) usage of empty snail shells are very common during hibernation. Less commonly they can be found in shells guarding their egg sacs and passing hot periods inside (aestivating) like this one.

The ground spidy sitting on is the cap of an empty spring water bottle, which he jumped in snd enabled me to take the photo of the quite active minute spider.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To TiberiuSahly: Yeskebapci 1 03-18 04:00
To boreocypriensis: merhabakebapci 2 01-21 14:05
To claudine: occurrencekebapci 1 01-11 18:02
To spalaxtr: thankskebapci 1 01-10 04:20
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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-09 5:28]
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Hi Umit,
Beautiful face to face shot!
Good details!

Ümit çok etkileyici bir hayvan. Güzel bir makro. Eline sağlık.
Mustafa Sözen

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-09 8:38]

Hi Umit,

A great macro with good colors,sharpness and details of this small predator,well done and tfs


Selamlar Ümit
dört göz tedirgin ediyor. Çok başarılı bir makro tebrikler

Hi Umit,
I can't resist those little eyes! I think that they are wonderful creatures. I wish that we have them in my country (do we?) This is an excellent macro with perfect clarity and DOF. Congratulations for this nice capture. Regards,

Ümitim ben bu heyvanatı kıbrısta görmedim. Yada gördüm de burda iri gözüktüğü için pek algılayamıyorum. Gözlere odaklanmışsın. Pek de güzel olmuş. Bir kıbrıslı olarak ayrıca teşekkürler... Bayram

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-02-19 20:08]

Very cool shot, scary but funny to look at. Great detail. Strange looking thing.

Extraordinary shot!!! Is it taken with the Lumix?

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2008-03-24 10:07]

Merhaba Umit!
Aw what a cutie, he looks so nice although I'm not a spider fan they make me scared, great shot.

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