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Itsy Bitsy

Itsy Bitsy
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Copyright: Art Roberts (Art_R) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-10
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm w/ TC-20EII, 62mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-07 6:42
Viewed: 2706
Points: 2
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Hi Folks , I spotted this itsy bitsy spider while I was taking some shots of the flowers.

there are around 30 different types of crab spiders here in Alberta , I have only ever seen a goldenrod variety :-) , perhaps not looking in enough places. that is what I believe this fellow is , but this time it is more likely that it is male , I am thinking that because of its tiny size.

the male is a wanderer , traveling from flower to flower in search of females , when he finds one he will attempt to restrain the larger female with his web, so that the he can inseminate the female , best if the male is careful at this , the female spends most of her time and effort on feeding so he may just get eaten for his troubles .

thanks for stopping in

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  • Lay Silver Star Critiquer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 2] (8)
  • [2009-03-30 11:08]

Hi Art,
I donīt like very much spiders but i must say, that one here looks great, i mean the picture is great, of course in my opinion, and also the flower. Thanks for sharing!

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