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Dedicated Mother

Dedicated Mother
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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-04
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70 AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Araneae (Spiders), Spider, Baby Animals 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-05 17:25
Viewed: 4723
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was a quick shot, no time to think about composition etc since the spider was moving fast
I know this is not the best photo but still I wanted to share this - it was the first time I saw a wolf spider carrying its young on the back and it was amazing!

The wolf spiders are members of the family Lycosidae. Except for the genus Sosippus, these spiders do not use their silk to make a snare. Some use their silk to line a tubular tunnel in the ground. Some take regular shelter in natural crevices. Still others spend their entire lives wandering around with no fixed abode. Unlike many other spiders, they have good vision and they chase their prey.

Female wolf spiders carry their eggs along with them in spherical, silk egg sacs attached to their spinnerets. After the eggs hatch, the multitude of tiny spiders climb onto their mother's abdomen, where she carries them for a considerable period of time.

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-04-05 17:44]
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Incredible shot. Very unique moment. I think you done a very good job. THe DOF is good. Maybe you can filter the image for the noise. How big is this spider? Congrats for the good job. Gabriel

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-04-05 17:51]

Hello Shir,
A very good capture.
Its fascinating to see these up close carrying their young like this,I have one in my gallery from last year.
Good sharp detail and very good DOF.
great shot.


Hi Shir, I also have one in my gallery and completely understand that there is not a lot of time for planning your shot. They move incredibly fast so you do just have to snap what you can.
How big is your wolf spider? Ours are around 8mm (well in my garden anyway).
A great shot, good dof and pov.
Thank you for sharing.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-04-06 8:19]

Hi Shir, great close up shot. Good detail and colour. Well captured and TFS.

certe la photo n'est pas extra quoique correcte,mais la note est tres bonne pour cela deux points.

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2006-04-07 12:06]

Hi Shir,
Great capture mate!Don't worry that it was a bit of a snapshot because to me it looks perfect.Amazing how you managed to catch it in this situation....National Geographic dude.
Nice and sharp with great detail.Cool.
Regards, David

oh my god ! I've seen kind of this once , but not so close, Now i realize what are one her back. GOD !!!

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