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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF150 f 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
Exposure: f/11
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-06 4:38
Viewed: 1938
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The members of the Pholcidae family live in houses and buildings. They make their untidy webs in the corner of a wall or a ceiling. They are also often found in the basement or the cellars, thus being referred to by another common name as the cellar spiders. When they are disturbed or when they are under a threat of attack, they start vibrating in their web violently to scare off and discourage their enemy. Therefore, they are also known by yet another common name of vibrating spiders. The male spider has large palps.

There are three genera of this family found in NW-Europe: Pholcus phalangioides (common), Holocnemus pluchei and Psilochorus simoni (rare).

It is said that the venom of this spider is one of the most poisonous. Since the fangs of these spiders are too small to penetrate the skin, it is not considered a dangerous spider. Many spiders use their venom to kill their prey but the poison of almost all of them is harmless to humans.

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Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 76923076/100000000 sec
F-Stop: f/11.0
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2011-07-05 16:31
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 286 kb

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Ciao Sergio,
Impressionante, bellissima, tecnicamente perfetta...
Grande macro Sergio, veramente...


Well composed image that is sharp and shows excellent detail of the subject and DOF.

A perfect capture of a caring mother and her family sERGIO! Beautifully presented image with good educational value! Bravo!
P.S. Thank you wholeheartedly for the warm birthday wishes! Appreciated!
George Veltchev

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-07-06 7:15]

Hello Sergio,
Interesting view of spider with its new generation. There isn't easy to perceive such situation.
Regards, Pawel

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-07-06 11:15]

Hi Sergio,
Splendid lights and very fine details on this photo of this Spider family, TFS!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-07-09 2:10]

Bonjour Sergio,
Une image très originale par son sujet et sa présentation. Excellente sous tous les aspects, j'aime beaucoup l'angle de vue choisi ainsi que la palette de gris. Très intéresssant!
Bonne fin de semaine

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