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Menemerus semilimbatus

Menemerus semilimbatus
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-02
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-21 11:22
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I found this pretty jumping spider on huge rocks on the beach of Balos (South of Samos). Lou has already presented a nice female of this species.

Menemerus semilimbatus Hahn, 1829 ♂
Family : Salticidae (jumping spiders)

A common species in southern Europe usually found on sunny walls, buildings & rocks.
Males have strinking white haired pedipalps.
Length: 7 to 9 mm.
Distribution: Southern Europe and Mediterranean to Uzbekistan, Israel; Argentina.

Saltidiae of Europe

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To paninho: Même pas peur....CatherineD 1 10-27 10:12
To bahadir: Not so simple...CatherineD 1 10-21 12:43
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Very good capture with high details.
Also thanks for notes.
Best regards.

Hello Catherine, very dynamic and superb shot of a jumping spider. I am sure people who has arachnofobia will escape from TN:) ha ha:)
TFS and regards,

hello Catherine
very nice picture
great sharpness and beautiful colours
nice pose of the front
greeting lou

Ciao Catherine. Very well done this face to face with the spider. Intrigant soft tones and colours.


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  • PhilC Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 25 N: 117] (551)
  • [2010-10-21 13:18]

Hi Catherine, another lovely macro, the DoF catching the palps, front legs and eyes is spot on. well done- Phil

Hi Catherine

Beautiful photo. I think, spiders are too difficult to make ID. However, we can learn many things about nature thanks to your photos. TFS

Best regards,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-21 13:32]

Hello Catherine
Wow! Superb photo with an interesting spider
Thanks for sharing

Good Morning Cathy,

Superb capture of a tiny jumping spider, very sharp with nice detail. I like that you've captured it on its natural habitat with great colour harmony.
TFS and have a nice day dear!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-21 20:11]

Hello Catherine,
very dramatic and effecting composition. The perfect focus on the spider really gives a stunning view in excellent sharpness and clarity.
The details of hairy legs are well seen.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-10-21 21:32]

Splendid macro shot of this Spider, very nice colors and composition too, TFS!

A stunning macro, Catherine!
Very well balanced colours and excellent exposure!

Hi Catherine,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Jumping spider. Excellent sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Catherine,
another very interesting image of spider, light, colors, pov and details very beautiful. Another nice picture. Best regards, Paolo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-22 2:45]

Salut Catherine,une choix de la prise de vue vraiment magnifique! Quelle composition charmante et quel details et couleurs,il parait d'etre dans le desert du Maroc..ehehe...mes compliments et bonne journee',LUCIANO

Ciao Catherine, wonderful spider on a beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Catherine,
Lovely details and good focus. Very nice eye contact and great colours.
Congratulation! Marius.

Hola Catherine

Que imagen mas buena, con esos tonos marrones y ese fondo super bonito y una toma a ran de tierra muy buena, perfecta nitidez y un buen POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

nice lower angle, greetings Ori

Hi Catherine,
Very nice presentation of this spider . Excellent sharpness, details and DOF. Beautiful colours. Good BG.

Dear Catherine,
excellent portrait of that jumping spider, very detailed and clear, and taken from probably the best of all possible points of view - a victim's. Really dramatic en face. Wonderful dim light, perfectly smooth transition of backgrond, delightful sandy colours.
Thank you! With best regards,


Macro de haut niveau! le fond bien flouté pour bien mettre en valeur ton sujet! Bravo t'as même pas tremblé, dis donc!!


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