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Sulawesi Spider

Sulawesi Spider
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-28
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-25 5:39
Viewed: 3789
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These series of postings are intended to increase the knowledge on Sulawesi's biodiversity. Except for butterflies, little is known on most other insect groups and on spiders of this huge island. Many new species can be expected to be discovered. Large parts of Sulawesi are only poorly explored also with respect to butterflies, such as the south-eastern Peninsula, Sulawesi-Tenggara.

The picture shows a small spider and a plant,
both unknown to me.
The spider species most probably belongs to the genus Rhene of the family Salticidae.
The first pair of the spider's legs appears unusually strong.
Body lenght of the spider: about 8 mm.

Rain forest margin, about 20 km east of Kolaka (Indonesia, Southeast-Sulawesi).

- natural bright sunlight (see parameters: f/20 and 1/60 sec)
- no wind (very hot and humid)
- handheld

* Murphy F and Murphy J (2000) An introduction to the spiders of South East Asia. - Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur.

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Hi Peter
Very interesting spider. This first pair of legs looks great. Nice sharp image and good blured background. Maybe you could crop it a little bit more

Ciao Peter, fantastic spider with amazing details, splendid sharpness, great nmacro, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-04-25 10:28]

Hola Peter.
Buen trabajo realizado en esta imagen. Finos detalles y exelentes colores.

hello Peter
this is what i like !!!
great charpness with good details of the spider
beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-04-25 11:55]

Hallo Peter,
Mit den Spinnen verbindet mich keine Freundschaft, aber diese kleine haarige erinnert mich an die im Wallis lebende Röhrenspinne (Eresus niger), allerdings sind die Farben anders. Auch die Blume auf der sie sich tummelt, scheint sehr speziell und schön zu sein. Eine ganz andere Welt..
Herzlichen Dank für diese Serie exotischer Wesen. Warte auf die nächste :-)
Herzliche Grüsse an die ganze Familie

Olá, Peter!

Amazing details and texture. Great job.
Congratulations and TFS.

Greetings from Brazil,

Hello Peter,
Interesting little spider, thanks for that. The plant it is on is also one that would catch my eye if I was looking for Lycaenid larvae!! Very good technique, as always.

Hi Peter,
Lovely capture,
Well composed shot,
Nice pov, sharpness is good
Well saturated colours,
well done,

Hello Pete,

Very nice capture of the spider with good details and composition.

Thanks for sharing.

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