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Jumping spiders collage

Jumping spiders collage
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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon Powershot A530, Helios 58mm 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-04 18:35
Viewed: 5778
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
A composition with jumping spiders that live in my garden.
The saltícids (lat. Salticidae) are a family of small spiders hunting that emphasize by their agility in the jump and its vision, on the lookout unusually effective between the spiders. She is one of the families of spiders more nourished in species, with 4000 described. They are small spiders, of few millimeters in general, compact construction. They move to great speed and they are able of long and accurate jumps. The body seems place setting of hairs that to time are escamosos, sometimes iridiscentes. The palpos of the males, but not those of the females, are often great and showy, employees during the courtship. You divide them previous they are something greater and they hold to the prey when they fall on her. Four of their eight eyes are oriented frontally, with central both specially great. They are, like in all "the simple" arachnids, eyes, but very elaborated. They are able to focus and to move, varying his direction and sometimes they move rythmically to detect them his prey. The frontal eyes provide stereoscopic vision, simultaneously that the lateral ones complete a field of vision of 360°, so they do not need to turn itself to control all his surroundings. Its effective vision is exceptional not only between the spiders, but between the artrópodos. They hunt on the lookout, approaching the prey with brief races and stopping to give the final jump, that can be very long for its size. They are able to jump accurately in any direction, also of side or backwards. When the time is unfavorable or the night approaches, they tile a small cocoon that serves to them as refuge.

Translation Babelfish

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-01-04 18:43]

Hi Hernan

Great collage of these Spiders, nicely composed and well put together with all the Spiders facing in and towards the camera, nice details and great colours too.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-04 18:51]

Hola Hernán, mira que tenía la misma idea... bueno el primero dice el refrán da dos veces... magnífico collage, así no se pierde ni una foto. Excelente jardín con tanto bichito suelto... saludos por este genial trabajo.

Hi Hernan
A nice collage of these jumping spiders and interesting notes. The pose is different for each spider and shows them nicely in their natural settings.
TFS Janice

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-01-04 20:50]

Hello Hernan,
WOndeful collage showing well the diversity and behaviour of these very interesting creatures.
Best greetings,

Hi Hernan,
An excellent collage of these various jumping spiders. All have great colors and sharp detail. Very well done. Looks great!


Fantastic collage with Saliticid spiders. Great set of photos.
Best wishes

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-05 4:13]

WOW, Hernan, i never had any idea that you had so many species of jumping spiders in your garden!!! Amazing!
All these spiecies look great and all the photos are wonderful.
I like the way you captured each and every one of them!
All the details arvery nice and sharp, the natural colors are charming and the whole collage looks gorgeous!
Great work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-05 7:16]

Una interesante e instructiva compaginación de imágenes de estas pequeñas arañas Hernan, con buenos detalles y distintos puntos de vista muy adecuados.
Es apasionante el sólo pensar que tanta variedad de especies habitan en un sólo jardín con variedad de colores, aunque muy similares en su conformación.
Bien hecho... una buena idea y bien plasmada.
Un gran saludo... Ricardo

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-01-05 7:39]

Hi Hernan,
What a collection of spiders you have in your garden. Nice assemblage and very instructive note. A lot of work! (I'm a little bit arachnophobe).
Best regards

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-05 8:35]

Hola Hernán,
Bien presentado y completo collage de arañas. Gran nota, muy ilustrativa y entretenida.
Un saludo.
José M.

Hello Hernan,

Excellent collection of spider and put togther and framing, nicly done

TFS Kyle

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-01-06 10:01]

Muy bueno tu collage de arañitas saltadoras. Gran nitidez en todas las imàgenes capturadas, y ya sabemos lo difìcil que es tomar buenas fotos de ellas...
Congratulations carino.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-06 12:21]

Hi Hernan.
Very nice set of spider shots you have compiled. Great useful and beautiful work, my friend.
Every picture is excellent. I especially like deepness of these shot, great DOF and impressive large passage from sharpness to blurriness. This is very expressive. Captured scenes and level of their execution are perfect. Bravo and my best regards.

Belles photos,vous avez beaucoup de beaux insectes chez vous,ils sont très bien, très net,bien lumineux. Merci pour les 1000 points,en partie grâce a vous. Amitiés Thomas

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-01-07 12:10]

Hola Hernan ! Excellent collage of those spiders ! That's a lot of work for a single post ! :-) Bravo and thanks !


bonjour hernan
je n'avais pas vu cette belle colection d'araignée crabe,chaque vignette est reussie.
j'ai photographié aujourd'hui une petit araignée mais je ne sais pas encore si c'est une crabe!

Hello Hernan,

A nice array of images!

I can only say there's at least one male of Phiale gratiosa (row 2, left), its colouration is very variable.

Best regards,

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