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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-11
Categories: Spiders
Camera: canon PowerShot G9
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-08 9:40
Viewed: 3301
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As the weather is grey and the chances of getting any decent shots are virtually reduced to nil, I’ve dived into my archives and dragged out this Spider. It’s a capture from Lesvos where I found this spider lurking in its hole and rapidly dashing out to gobble up any little flies that came along and settled on its web. He could see me too so I had to step back in order for him to pose in this shot. It was taken from a distance of 50 cm and has been cropped and sharpened.

I’m sorry I don’t know the ID of this one but it reminded me of the Funnel-web Spider that I captured in Australia, although I knew that this European species would not be lethal!! There are several species of Spiders that produce these kinds of “funnel-web” traps in Europe too.

I'm most grateful to Laurens (Euroblinkie) who has given me the ID of this Spider as Agelena labyrinthica.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-08 9:48]

Hi Ulla,
Excellent shot of this Spider, great sharpness and fine details, TFS!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-08 9:58]

Hello Ulla
Wow! Superb capture and composition. Excellent work!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-08 10:26]

Hello Ulla,
Sorry, I'm not an expert in spiders. But your photo is very beautiful. Fantastic sharpness, details and natural colours. The choice of composition makes this photo impressive.

Ciao Ulla. Great capture today in good details and light's managment. Nice compo.


Hi Ulla,

Great title:) and focus you've achieved on the spider, where the POV and DOF are well controlled. Excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors also enhance the overall composition.
TFS and have a nice night!


hello Ulla
great shot of this beauty spider with great details and good sharpness
i have post this specie also in my greece picture,s

Hi Ulla
Beautiful photo with impressive composition, nice colours and very good sharpness.
Regards, Christodoulos.

hello Ulla

WOW ! this is a great photo of the the spider,
shot with very fine POV, a very beautiful light,
excellent focus sharpness and details of the subject,



Hello Ulla,
A little distant macro, but who wants to approach a spider?
Good photo, good details, great capture of web around environment, and a "pose of the spider" very eloquent!
Regards, TFS

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-08 13:10]

Hi Ulla,what a nice composition! A different and beautiful idea to capture a spider,i like a lot this natural border "home made" by the spider,fantastic sharpness and colors too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Ulla,
what a very interesting composition between this spider and cobweb. Also great colours. I think it wasn't easy to find such a scene.
Thanks a lot for sharing and have a nice evening,

Original y atractiva toma de una especie que también tenemos
en las zonas de secano de gran parte de mi Provincia.
Interesante luz y naturalidad en los colores.
Un abrazo.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-12-08 14:30]

Hi Ulla,

Perfect timing to get this wonderful shot of the spider emerging from his hole. The amazing web adds so much interest to this picture. The colors, details and depth of field are excellent. A fantastic setting and composition.


Although haphazard from afar, I'll wager it is a mathematicians blackboard of craftsmanship. Well titled. Gives me shivvers!

Hi Ulla,
Very impressive picture of this spider. Good capture of this extraordinary scene with not so tempting passage, like from the the Lord of the Rings. Excellent contrast and details, good POV and sharpness.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-09 5:58]

Very fine image, its very difficult to get them at the entrance like this. They tend to vanish in to the burrow if they spot any intruder other than its prey. well done Ulla. tfs.

Hello Ulla!
Superb work. Amazing theme. Good composition.
Interesting information.
Good exposure and capture. Very good contrast and sharpness.
Well done!

Hallo Ulla,
a very interesting macro shot of this spider, excellent POV and DOF, splendid bright colours in a nice composition
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-09 12:22]

Hello Ulla.
Wonderful close up.POV,details,entrance into the nest,lighting,details and composition are excellent.
Best regards Siggi

Hola Ulla

Una imagen muy buena, toda ella con la tela de araña y el centro su pequeña cueva, una imagen muy bien configurada y perfecta composición.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello Ulla.
This is such a great find with the spider at the entrance of the crib.
Love the light and how you have included the well crafted nest in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-14 23:56]

Hello Ulla,
nicely captured view with the nest well seen in good clarity.
The spider is well positioned and its surroundings is shown in pleasant composition.
I like the shiny leaves the web, they add additional element to make your composition attractive.


Wow Ulla, I like this image very much, as it so different than the usual type of spider presentations. The spider web really add some extra attraction to the whole image, with spider in the centre of it. Point of view and composition is just great, with the spider just at the right spot. A unique image indeed. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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