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Arachnid, but not a spider II

Arachnid, but not a spider II
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-12-09 19:52
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There is a WORKSHOP with the general view, you wont believe the length of the legs!

This is a potrait of a arachnid, but not a spider. I already posted a LARGE POST a long time ago, talking about this difference. I find this critters very interesting, and a challenge to photograph :)

Harvestmen is a common name used in the English language for Opiliones.

These animals are known by a variety of other common names in different languages: arańas patonas (Spanish, parts of Mexico), carter (English), chichina (Spanish, Pampa de Achala, Argentina, for Pachyloidellus goliath), chinchina (Spanish, Sierras de Cordoba, Argentina, for Pachyloidellus butleri), falangia (Spanish), father-longlegs (English), Faucher (French), Faucheux (French), granddaddy-long-legs (English) Harry-longlegs (English), hooiwaens (Afrikaans, South Africa), Hooiwagens (Dutch), Kanker (German), Kaszáspókok (Hungarian), Kosari (Ukrainian), kosci (Croatian), koscov (Slovak), Lockespindlar (Swedish), Lukit (Finnish), mekuragumo (Japanese), Mejere (Danish), opilión (Spanish), opiliao (Portuguese), Opilions (French), Opilionidelor (Roumanian), Opilionidi (Italian), pinacates (Spanish, parts of Mexico), sacabuches (Spanish, parts of Mexico), sekáci (the c has a "v" over it) (Czech), Senokostsy (Russian), shepard-spiders (English), suhe juzine (Slovene), tanganas (Spanish, parts of Mexico), Weberknechte (German), Zimmermann (Swiss).

I found this info HERE.

Hope you like!

Detail: ISO100 - F:5,6 - 1/4 seg. - Aperture priority - Tripod - Flash
General: ISO100 - F:32 - 1/200 seg. - Manual mode - Tripod - Flash

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To Jancie: No, that is the eyes :)extramundi 1 12-11 04:40
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This is a really nice combo shot Felipe, the inset was tastefully done, and the clarity of both images are fantastic. I also like the full shot of the Harvestman showing the full length of the legs. Well done. :)

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-09 22:21]

Quite excellent an educational with the exceptional note Felipe!
Put together nicely!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-12-10 1:16]

Another very interesting extramundi post! And an excellent one. There is a lot of fine art here: the subject and the making-off.
Thank you to work so hard. Your passion is communicative.
Great use of the flash. You marvelously use the tools which you have, outside and internally.
Thank you Felipe, my friend.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-10 2:14]

What a weird creature, Felipe. You did a great job showing us the details on the body with your close-up. I like the combination of the two shots juxtaposed. And I did go to the workshop to see his very very long legs. Just amazing. Thanks for the informative note and educational photo. : )

wauw Felipe this is close a very good TN shot, well composed, good capture, good in pov, with a great dof, and a good note, well done my friend.
gr. jaap

  • gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)
  • [2005-12-10 3:02]

I would never for the first post you did on these critters. I fond it very interesting and have refferred to it often when pointing out the differences between spiders and these "Hooiwaens" - Haywagons. I have never seen them in real life.

I normally don't like insets in the photos but this one adds a nice touch. Very well done, Felipe.


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-12-10 3:37]

Super note et photo Felipe. Trés instructif, cela change !! Le Fauchaux est un animal aux pattes demesurement longues!! Very well done, congratulations, Didier.Je vais poster sur TN un sujet semblable ces jours ci.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-10 5:48]

Hello Felipe!
Wonderful shots and presentetion.POV,colors,details,framing and compositon are excellent.

Very nice shot Felipe, great macro, I like the details, sharpness and POV. Good work! Thanks for sharing.

Hi Felipe,
Good sharp detail and colours. Great POV.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Que animal estranho!!
No Brasil nunca vi!
Muito boa foto, ângulo e cores estăo ótimos!!

Francisco Sales

Hello you two!
I don't like this animal, but your shot and the collage is wonderful. I've never seen such a red one, realy pretty - as pretty as this animal can be ;-)
Thank you very much for this unusual shot, bye bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-12-10 16:37]

Very nice presentation, I know it as a "Weberknecht".
Excellent detail and colour. Because of the long legs they are not easy to show so you can actually see something, your presentation does it elegantly. Very good!

They are looong legs Felipe, and hurrah, I can't see them living in NZ.
What is that unusual mark in the centre front area? Is that two pores from which they spray the defensive material?
Very interesting and your images are both nice and sharp. Well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-11 13:39]

Looks like some kind of Martian war machine ;-) Great quality of shots Felipe! Colours and details are very good, legs are incredibly long ;-) In Polish it is called Kosarz.

Crazy looking critter Felipe. Great focus and exposure nice composition. Unbelievable long legs.

Very nice work Felipe. Very good sharpness, detail, colors and exposure. Well composed & with the inset closeup, a great presentation.
Well done!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-02-02 1:40]

Wow ! What a wonderful and interesting picture that you have very well done ! Great detail on body. Congratulations Felipe and thanks for sharing.

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