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Rainforest Encounters
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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: 2013-03-12
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Olympus E5, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-27 9:48
Viewed: 2780
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The rainforest harbours numerous interesting and often bizarre ceatures.
This picture shows a species of the spider genus
- Gasteracantha
- family: Aranaeidae

I was not able to to identify the species up to now. It largely resembles Gasteracantha hasselti but also shows some remarkable differences. As Sulawesi harbours a lot of endemic species - this may be an endemite.

Konawendepiha, Sulawesi-Tenggara, Indonesia, close to a rivulet in the rainforest

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

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Hello Mr.Peter,
Amazing shaped spider!First time I'm watching here in TN.
Beautiful capture with attractive colour and sharpness.Like its presence on leaf.
Thanks for sharing such interesting spider,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Peter
What an extraordinary creature! Excellent photo, perfect focus and detail, nice background
regards yiannis

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

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-27 12:44]

Hi Peter,a very lucky meeting whit this magnificent spider! And you caught very well this opportunity,a beautiful 3D effect create by its shadow on the leaf and spectacular details and colors!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Peter,
What a srange looking insect...Remarkable photo with exceptional clarity and details. Perfect composition taken from a excellent POV. The contrast against the environment looks great.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Peter
照的清晰 第一次見到這品種的蜘蛛
真是太神奇了 照的很漂亮
光線明亮 構圖美麗 背景好看

Peter, this is certainly a Spider of its very unique kind you shot in Indonesia in March 2013. I guess we on TN are seeing this species for the first time.
The triangular shape of its abdomen is strikingly different from shapes we are generally familiar with. It orange colour too is unique and fascinating. The picture is sharp and the subject looks nice on a wide green leaf.

Hi Peter!
Excellent shot and what a wonderful specie of spider you have presented here. I never imagined that an insect can be so geometrical. Beautiful colors, great sharpness and very good details. Thanks for sharing this amazing shot.
Best Regards,

hallo Peter
this is a BEAUTY of a spider
i like the colours and the very good sharpness
thanks greeting lou

Hi Peter,
Strange creatures in the rainforest. Fantastic macro with great colour and details. Never seen a spider like this before. Excellent and thanks for sharing.

Interesantísimo hallazgo! Muy nítida y raro el especímen.

Desde Argentina,
Hernán Bortondello

Impressive spider! Thanks for showing this exceptional specimen.
best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-30 6:46]

Lieber Peter,
Hatte diese merkwürdige Spinne verpasst..wirklich nicht etwas Gewöhnliches! Immer interessant Neues zu sehen. Und die Bildqualität ist auch immer auf der Höhe.
Hab herzlichen Dank für dieses interessante Posting.
Liebe Grüsse

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2014-01-16 14:28]

What an interesting shape this insect has, Peter.
Nature never ceases to amaze.
Beautiful colors and sharp details in this excellent macro.
Thanks for sharing.

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