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Big Lunch!

Big Lunch!
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Copyright: Behrad Sharifi (BEHRAD) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 31 N: 109] (449)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Digital Ixus 750, 7.7-23.1 mm 1:2.8-4.9
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-02 7:26
Viewed: 3129
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi everybody
I found this spider in a graveyard in Bangalore.
Here is some Info about.

Jumping spider
The jumping spiders (family Salticidae) contains more than 500 described genera and over 5,000 species, making it the largest family of spiders with about 13% of all species. [1] Jumping spiders have good vision and use it for hunting and navigating. They are capable of jumping from place to place, secured by a silk tether. Both their book lungs and the tracheal system are well-developed, as they depend on both systems (bimodal breathing).

Jumping spiders are generally diurnal, active hunters. Their well developed internal hydraulic system extends their limbs by altering the pressure of body fluid (blood) within them. This enables the jumping spiders to jump without having large muscular legs like a grasshopper. When a jumping spider is moving from place to place, and especially just before it jumps from one place to another, it tethers a filament of silk to whatever it is standing on. Should it fall for one reason or another, it climbs back up the silk tether.


(In re-post I just did some cropping)

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Hi Behrad
good shot ,great composition,


Hi Behrad,
This composition is much better than the original. It is far more balanced. You captured a very interesting moment. Congrats on a good capture!

Hi Behrad,
Wow! Really a great capture! Should be just after the jumping to that big grasshopper! Interesting prey also! Amazing moment very rarely seen! i like this one a lot!
Bravo and TFS!

Hi Behrad!
At first I would like to say that this is a fantastic biological observation! :) Generally it is known that Salticidae spiders can hunt for huge insects, but it is very rarely documented! My congratulations! :)
Also the note is very informative.
And what to say for the end? Please show more photos like this! :)
Best regards,

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