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Oxyopes heterophalmus

Oxyopes heterophalmus
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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: 2016-10-13
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-10-14 6:04
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Points: 8
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Oxyopes heterophalmus (Latreille, 1804)
Araneae: Oxyopidae

Oxyopes heterophthalmus (5-7mm lenght) is a lynx spider from the family Oxyopidae. It is a long legged, diurnal hunting spider which is capable of running very fast and jumping on their prey in a similar fashion to a cat, leading to their common name of lynx spider. They do not utilise webs to catch prey. Their eyesight is not as good as that of the jumping spiders but they can see their prey from a distance of up to 10 centimeters. O. heterophthalmus is normally found in mature dry heathland.[4] It has a preference for heather and other low shrubs.

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Hello Nikos,
Beautiful coloured spider. Well captured. I have also Nikon D5200. Do you use 'Fine' picture quality? If not then use it. You will get more details.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-10-14 9:55]

Hi Nikos,excellent capture of this small spider,looks like a camouflage in this rich and colorful background,interesting post and very good quality as always. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

hallo Nikos
lovely spider
i like the composition
thanks gr lou

Ciao Nikos, great macro of fantastic spider, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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