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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron AF 70-300mm Tele-Macro ( 1:2)
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-30 0:20
Viewed: 2576
Points: 32
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Skipper & Spider

A skipper or skipper butterfly is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. They are named after their quick, darting flight habits. There are more than 3500 recognized species of skippers and they occur worldwide, but with the greatest diversity in the Neotropical regions of Central and South America.
The Hesperiidae are placed in a monotypic superfamily Hesperioidea. This is because they form a lineage apart from other Rhopalocera (butterflies), which mostly belong to the typical butterfly superfamily Papilionoidea. The third and rather small butterfly superfamily are the moth-butterflies (Hedyloidea) which are restricted to the Neotropics. Hesperioidea is very likely the sister group of Papilionoidea, and together with Hedyloidea they constitute a natural group (clade). Collectively, these three groups of butterflies share many characteristics, especially in the egg, larval and pupal stage.
Many species of skippers look frustratingly alike. For example, some species in the genera Amblyscirtes, Erynnis (duskywings) and Hesperia (branded skippers) cannot currently be distinguished in the field even by experts. The only reliable method of telling them apart involves dissection and microscopic examination of the genitalia, which have characteristic structures that prevent mating except between conspecifics.

Spiders (order Araneae) are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs, and chelicerae with fangs that inject venom. They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all other groups of organisms.[1] Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica, and have become established in nearly every habitat with the exception of air and sea colonization. As of 2008, approximately 40,000 spider species, and 109 families have been recorded by taxonomists.
Anatomically, spiders differ from other arthropods in that the usual body segments are fused into two tagmata, the cephalothorax and abdomen, and joined by a small, cylindrical pedicel. Unlike insects, spiders do not have antennae. In all except the most primitive group, the Mesothelae, spiders have the most centralized nervous systems of all arthropods, as all their ganglia are fused into one mass in the cephalothorax. Unlike most arthropods, spiders have no extensor muscles in their limbs and instead extend them by hydraulic pressure.

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Hello Foozi,

What an interesting meeting you capture here..!
the abundance of insects in your neighbourhood is well illustrated in the fact that two of them appear in the same frame hehehe...
An very special moment, captured with great quality in colours and details!

Pablo -

Hi Foozi,
Very interesting viewpoint and beautiful image. tfs.

LOVE how you caught the falling pedals...what a great moment captured

Ciao Foozi. Impressive DOF amd perfect light. Excellent details. Lovely compo.


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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-30 6:57]

Hello Foozi,
splendid image of this pair in a perfect position!
Very good sharpness and fine detail, beautiful natural colors, great depth, perfect contrast with black background.
Thanks for sharing

Impressive scene Foozi! Excellent composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness. The falling pedals are amazing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-30 8:11]

Hello Foozi,
Nice to see these two in one photo. Excellent composition, very good sharpness and beautiful colours.

hello Foozi
great shot with good details
the colours and light are very good
thanks greeting lou

Hi Foozi,
nice moth, great colours. Amazing sharpness and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Both subjects photographed with great detail. Excellent focuse and good point of view.
Interesting to see both together. regards yiannis

Ciao Foozi, beautiful composition with lovely little skipper on nice blurry BG, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hallo Foozi,
a beautiful double capture, very good sharpness, splendid contrast of colours, very well composed
Best regards

Hello Foozi,
Interesting capture of two insects. Nice colors, very good details and superb focus as usual.
Great composition.

Hi Foozi,

The leaves and the stem are framing well the insects. The point if view is showing rthe details and colors of the Skpper butterfly and of the spider. The morning and the light of the flash are making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-10-03 4:29]

Hello Foozi,
Original picture with the two creatures in close neighbourhood..but I'm not so sure about your title. I suppose this must be a bad promise of the spider! I like your framing and appreciate very much your original approach of the scene. Very well presented as usual.
Kind regards

Interesante conjunto captado con gran habilidad en unas difíciles condiciones.
Saludos Foozi: J. Ignasi.

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