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Agalanatea redii

Agalanatea redii
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-03-31
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-10-05 10:23
Viewed: 1360
Points: 8
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Agalanatea redii (Scopoli, 1763)
Araneae: Araneidae

Agalenatea redii is a species of 'orbweavers' belonging to the family Araneidae subfamily Araneinae. This species is present in most of Europe and in central Asia.

The adult males of these spiders reach 4–5 millimetres (0.16–0.20 in) of length, while females are 7–8 millimetres (0.28–0.31 in) long. They are active very early and adults can already be encountered from April. This species is thermophilic and prefers open habitats, like sandy and arid grasslands, sunny edges of woods, warm steppes, etc.

The basic color of the body varies from light or dark brown to yellowish-orange. They usually show a dark longitudinal band in the middle of the abdomen, with some trasversal bands. Sometimes the opisthosoma has two large white spots or one dark brown light-edged spot on the back. The whole body is densely hairy, especially in the anterior body section (Prosoma). The abdomen (Opisthosoma ) is quite flat and wider than long. (source: Wikipedia)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-10-05 11:39]

Hi Nikos,2 top quality macro,this spider is very small but no problems for you,the sharpness is great in the main post and in the useful WS too,interesting post,a specie not often seen on TN. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-10-05 19:37]

Hello Nikos,
A nice shot of this particular species of Orb Weaver Spider. Focus is sharp and colors are bright yet natural in appearance. I also really like the WS image as it gives us a great view from a different angle.

hallo Nikos
nice shot of this beautiful coloured spider
thanks gr lou

Hello Nikos,
Well captured this Spider. Very nice left side BG. Well light and colour. Nice exposure on petals as well as on spider.
Thanks for sharing,
Best regards,

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