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Argiope bruennichi

Argiope bruennichi
Photo Information
Copyright: Samuel Duriaux (budzon) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 19] (143)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5, 36 - 432 mm
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Argiope bruennichi [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-10 16:28
Viewed: 4017
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Is a spider found accross most of Europe and the south of England.This spider builds a vertical orb web with vertical zig-zag band of silk (stabilimentum) and catches insects such as grasshoppers. This spider displays special behaviour for certain insect prey. For example, the bombadier beetle, a beetle that squirts hot gas from the tip of its abdomen could be damaging for a spider to catch. Argiope bruennichi however has a cunning strategy to overcome this problem, when a bombadier beetle lands in the spider's web, the spider will quickly approach the beetle wrap it in silk and leave it to expend all its chemical deterrant, when the it has done this the spider will then kill and eat the beetle safely. Samuel

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Hi Samuel, excellent photo of this outstanding spider and it's prey. The POV is great and so is the composition. I think it looks a little too light and suggest you try -27 (brightness) and +10 (contrast) in Photoshop. The difference might just be in our monitors too. Either way it's a nice photo. I found an orb weaver today that looks a lot like this one. I'll probably post a photo of it soon. Thanks for sharing!

Une belle photo avec de belles couleurs. Je trouve peut-être le cadre un peu trop présent. Sinon la composition est bonne, bonne netteté et profondeur de champs.
Bravo !

La composition est très harmonieuse, mais le cadre est indiscutablement trop épais.

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