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Argiope bruennichi

Argiope bruennichi
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Copyright: Alina Kol (Alutka) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-01
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 60 mm f 2,8 EF-S
Exposure: f/9.1, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-07 12:36
Viewed: 2566
Points: 4
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Argiope bruennichi - Wasp spider (Scopoli, 1772)

Argiope bruennichi, or the wasp spider, is a species of orb-web spider distributed throughout central Europe, Northern Europe, north Africa and parts of Asia. Like many other members of the genus Argiope, (including St Andrew's Cross spiders), it shows striking yellow and black markings on its abdomen.

The spider builds a spiral orb web at dawn or dusk, commonly in long grass a little above ground level, taking it approximately an hour. The prominent zigzag shape called the stabilimentum, or web decoration, featured at the centre of the orb is of uncertain function, though it may be to attract insects.

Tygrzyk paskowany (Argiope bruennichi) – gatunek dużego pająka sieciowego z rodziny krzyżakowatych. Samice osiągają do 25 mm, samce tylko 7 mm. Pająk ten nazwę swą zawdzięcza ubarwieniu podobnemu do futra tygrysa. Głowotułów ma srebrzysty, odwłok zaś srebrzysty lub złotawy z czarnymi poprzecznymi prążkami. Tygrzyk jest jadowity, ukąszenie może powodować martwicę tkanek oraz silny obrzęk, ból jest porównywalny z ukąszeniem szerszenia, pająki te nie są groźne bardzo rzadko zdarzają się ukąszenia człowieka.
Pajęczyna tygrzyka paskowanego jest duża, kolista, gęsto upleciona w płaszczyźnie pionowej, z charakterystycznym zygzakowatym szwem wzmacniającym (stabilimentum).


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Hi Alina,
I am not much on my spiders but this is really nice. You have him focus beutifully with great colors, you even got some of the web in there. Well done.


Good composition in your image. I like the lighting, detail, sharpness and colour. Your background is also out of focuse due to a good DOF.
Not sure why you do not want smilies for the pics - I would have given it a 2!

hello Alina
Super sharpness pose of this beauty spider
super good light to see al details and beautiful colours
super shot
greeting lou

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-02-08 5:49]

Fine species of spider, well captured. tfs.

wonderful capture, congrats !

ps try to close till f13 next time when you find another argiope, that will help you to preserve the detail in the center on subject body ,

ciao, tino

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