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Arctic Sea Spider

Arctic Sea Spider
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Copyright: Pierre Vallieres (oldfield) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 12] (54)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E20
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Club: on the hands: the nature in our hands [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-04 18:40
Viewed: 30006
Points: 8
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On the same core sample as the Arctic Coral, we brought up this sea spider. For me a very unusual thing to find in such a cold part of the world. The scientists were intrigued, although they said they had found some in years past. The unusual thing about this one is that it was taken from a core sample at 270 meters in depth. Another photo taken in a hurry, spider in one hand and the camera in the other. Once again the camera was on automatic for the settings.

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  • [2004-12-05 10:47]

Hi Pierre, thanks for posting this. I had no idea about the existance of this creature prior to this post, do you know much about them?

The photo shows the sea spider but the focus appears to have been directed on to the hand rather than the sea spider.

Good post, I'd love the note to be longer if you knew more about it...I will try and find out about this creature.

Thanks for posting.

A very intresting capture Pierre, it would be good for you to go chat with you work mates and find out a little more about it to share with us.
as to the quality of the image we can see what it is but the camera has focused on your hand, It could be your camera has ether selectable focus point or single point light metering or maybe both. either seem to help the camera settle upon a small area such as this when DOF needs to be limited and correct. try practicing on a small object in your hand, at least with a diggy it costs you nothing.
I presume this was caught as part of a survey into the sediments on the ocean floor?

It seems like interesting work you keep yourself occupied with. :) I am a huge spider lover myself and this is something I haven't seen before. It's really fascinating and I would love to learn more of it. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Technically I think the focus was on the hand.

Wow !! hahaha very intresting spider !! I never see in brasil!!

Congratulations !!

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