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Copyright: laurens van der Linde (euroblinkie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3080 W: 56 N: 6334] (64279)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-14
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-23 10:30
Viewed: 3248
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello i was HAPPY to find this spider

this is a Eresus Sandaliatus (male)
These spiders live in up to 10cm.long underground tubes
with a diameter of about 1cm.
on the top they are much wider and lined with cribelatte silk
Males walk around searching for females (they are very big and brownblack)
if it find one it lives with the female in her tubes and they feed from the same web
who outside the tube about a meter is on the ground
i hope you like his teeth!!!
greeting lou

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-07-23 10:42]

Very interesting Spider, very good macro, congratulations!

Great colours. Good macro work and information.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-07-23 11:23]

this is a spider?! wow, great capture, the close-up makes it seem gigantic instead of 1cm. what an amazing creature, the red
back and the teeth are really terrifying. i have not seen one of those before. good job & best wishes, thor.

allemachtig wat een luluk bees, mooie foto toch, griekenland is best gaaf voor fotos :)

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-23 11:55]

Hello Laurens,
This is an impressive capture of this spider.A really vivid colored spider! Lovely animal very well presented.Very good macro shot .
Best regards Siggi

hello Laurens
never i have seen such spider,impressive colours, beautiful macro capture

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-23 12:06]

Hi Laurens. I bet you were it was a great find. Its a bright looking one with the red on its back. Taken with fine detail and natural colours. Large looking eye. well done .TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-07-23 12:15]

Hi Laurens,
What a colorful spider.
Great POV to show off the beautiful design on its back.
And what a fantastic view of its mandibles.
Wow, I would not want to mess with this one!
TFS. : )

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-23 12:31]

Hello Lou,
What a superb macro of this striking male little red spider. It is very rare!
The sharpness and colours are excellent and you even show the points of the jaws!
Thanks and best regards,

ciao Lou!
truly this amazing catch...
excellent close and perfect details
compliments sERGIO

Ciao Laurens, amazing macro of beautiful spider with fantastic details and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Sencillamente espectacular Laurens !!

Buena profundidad de este ejemplar que yo aśn no he visto nunca al natural. Angulo muy cerrado, pero ese es tu estilo. Preciosa toma.
Saludos cordiales: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-07-23 14:12]

Hola Laurens.
What a colorfull little Spider. You have a great Macro. Fine details on his head and body
TFS My friend.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-23 16:11]

Hi Lou,

I can see why you were so happy! The black and red spider looks ferocious - especially as he shows those big teeth. A fantastic macro with marvelous details - even a catchlight in his black eye.


Hello Laurens,

This a great macro shot of this male spider with nice colors, and details. Well done & TFS.



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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2009-07-23 19:31]

Una gran foto Laurens y que hermosa la especie...saludos.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-07-23 22:31]

Hello Laurens,
I bet you were happy to find this incredible Spider that looks ready to grab your toes with its teeth!! A fantastic macro showing it very sharply and the colours are striking against the light background.
TFS and regards, Ulla

amazing spider, good 4 u, TFS Ori

Hallo Laurens
This is indeed an amazing spider with some great and outstanding brightly coloured features. Those black sharp edged clutches looks terrifying and I would not like to be this spider's enemy. The flashy red colour on its body is very catchy and remarkable. Thanks for sharing. Best regards from a very cold South-Africa.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-24 1:06]

Hello Laurens
Beautiful spider capture with wonderful colors and excellent details

Hi Laurens,

This is very rare spider. I have never seen this before in any of the photos here on TN. You captured it with perfection. Very nice bright colours. Great work


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-07-24 4:57]

Hello Lou,
Very colorful spider which lives also in our regions. But I have seen it just a few times, because it lives especially in the underground. Excellent shot with good sharpness and pleasant color-contrast. Well done!
Kind regards

Hello Laurens,
Superb capture of this beautiful spider with stunning colors

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-24 6:00]

Hi Lou,
excellent colours and superbs composition in good details and sharpness.
well presented.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-24 11:04]

Hallo Lou,
Ik kan me voorstellen dat je erg blij was toen je dit exemplaar tegen kwam. Alles bij elkaar al een indrukwekkende verzameling uit Griekenland. Mooie kleuren en een goede scherpte en details.

Hello Laurens
Your spiders are so beautiful that i am beginning to like them
Yes i like his teeth, but also his orange body, his black eyes and the composition of this shot
Have a greay WE

Hi Laurens,

...and I am happy to discover this great portrait of the Eresus spider, injection needles at the ready!

My best regards

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