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Spider to identify

Spider to identify
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Copyright: Urban Olsson (urban) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 4 N: 79] (413)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 72
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-15 17:01
Viewed: 5034
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Back from a one week vacation in Hurghada, Egypt it is time to post a new picture. I did not get any good nature pictures down there but this one is OK. Most animal life I found under water and as I do not have a under water housing There are no evidence of tha sharks, turtles etc. I saw there.

I found this litle one on my last day in Hurghada. The picture is not very good technically as I had to be fast and didnt have a macro lens so I had to crop it a lot. But This spider intrigued me so I thought that I would put it up here and se if one of our spider experts can identify it. It was very fast and jumped around a lot. It was about 6-8 mm long.

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  • Great 
  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-15 17:43]

Very original graphical shot. The position of the spider and general composition is perfect.

  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-15 18:18]
  • [2]

Nice shot Urban, it certainly belongs to the Salticidae family but I'm sorry to say that I can be of no further help with the ID. It's a ncie shot and the composition is strong. At a first glance the polyethene sheet look like ice. Well done.

Looks to be of the order of scareametodeathjumping spiders! I an so afraid of jumping spiders like this, one bit me once when I was younger. Your photo looks pretty good to me. I like the plastic he is sitting on, hopefully on his way out the door, if he was in my house!
Well done.

Nice macro, Urban.
I can't help you with the ID.
Nice composition.
Well done.

It's a jumping spider. Who knows?
Excelent shot and well done on the composition.

Points tomorrow, I ran out.


  • Great 
  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-04-23 2:04]

Very nice shot.
On the thumnail, I thought the plastics wrap was ice!
Good colours and composition.
Can't help for the ID, sorry.
Well done.

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