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Argiope bruennichi

Argiope bruennichi
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Copyright: Lukasz Warcholinski (Kaszek) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon Powershot S30
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Spider, Argiope bruennichi [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-08 15:37
Viewed: 4689
Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The common name of this beautiful spider is wasp spider. This spider is, like all orb-weavers, not poisonous for us.
The adult female has a shining silvery cephalothorax (head) and a yellowish abdomen with black and white bars across it.
The adult female is much larger than the male. The male measures between 4 and 6 mm while the female has a full grown size between 14 - 17 mm.
When the female is loaded with eggs she can become enormous in size.
The spider is easily recognized by the zigzag formation of white silk, which they weave in their web. Often it is a zigzag line through the center of the web or even a white cross of web material in which the spider is hanging.

It was thought that the zigzag of silk was made to strengthen the web but some neat experiments have shown that its function is to advertise the presence of their web to birds allowing them to avoid the web. Because the spider eats its old web before constructing a new one, destruction of the web by birds will lead to substantial protein loss. There is also a theory that suggests that the zigzag of silk attract insects because it reflects the ultra-violet radiation like flowers do.

In polish - Tygrzyk paskowany :)

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I have never seen such a colourful spider before! Very good picture!

Beautiful picture Luke. Nice colours and off-centre composition. Thanks.

WOW!!! What a terrific (and frightening) capture! Nicely done! Perfect all the way around.

ale on wielki:D witaj:D super upatrzone:) podoba mi sie kolorystyka i calosc:D pieknie pokazane i wykonane:D



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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-07-09 6:20]

Bardzo fajnie pokazany okaz pająka. Ciekawy opis. Dobra robota.
Pozdr. Al.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-10 4:37]

Beautiful and interesting shot for this superb Argiope bruennichi on web ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are good ! Thanks for sharing Luke.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-07-10 6:52]

Bonjour Luc, bravo pour cette macro d'Argiope dans sa toile et la tęte en bas comme toujours !! Belles couleurs et bon piqué. TFS Didier.

Fantastyczny!!! Ten wzorek jest niesamowity - marzy mi sie też takie zdjęcie - ale póki co -NIC :-)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-10 15:55]
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Pamietam tamten dzien i nasz macro-spot ;-) Bardzo ladne zdjecie! Duzo kolorow i wzorkow na pani Tygrzykowej. Jesli ktos sie boi pajakow, albo ich nie lubi, to po tym zdjeciu polubi :-) Bardzo udane!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-10 16:55]

Hello Luke, great shot. I've yet to see this spider in the flesh, hopefully this year. Very nice composition, perhaps a little soft in focus - especially on the head. Nice work, well done.

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  • Deeno Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (110)
  • [2005-07-10 18:04]

Pajak = Tygrzyk
Tygrzyk = Pajak ;)
Bardzo ladne kolory odwloka ;)

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-07-10 19:27]

An interesting thing is that the spider was rather southern species till some 20 years ago. At first it was very rare in Poland and then started to spread north. Now it is very common all over the country.

A very beautiful spider, Luke.
Well composed and very nice colours.
Well done.

Dla mnie bomba - gdzieś ty znalazł taki okaz ! A kolorystyka miodzio :)Będę szukał zawzięcie. Pozdrawiam - Jacek

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