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Philaeus chrysops

Philaeus chrysops
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-26
Categories: Spiders
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-14 8:32
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Philaeus chrysops (Poda 1761). Male

Philaeus chrysops is a species of jumping spider (family Salticidae) with a body length of 5 to 12 mm.
The males have a dark brown cephalothorax with two broad longitudinal white stripes behind the rear eyes. The abdomen is bright orange-red on the back and the sides, with a longitudinal black stripe in the center. The legs are dark with the patellae bright orange-red. The females are very different. The back of the abdomen is largely covered with a very broad brown band with two narrow longitudinal white stripes and a few white marks near the sides. The remainder of the abdomen and the sides are orange.
It has a Palearctic distribution reaching into South China. It prefers open and warm areas.

In Cyprus Philaeus chrysops is a scarce species found sporadically mainly on the mountains.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-14 8:39]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a monster! Fantastic macro in superb sharpness and details. Very beauitful colours. Taken from an ideal POV in a very good composition.

hello Christodoulos
Super macro of this lovely spider who i like very much
great details and beautiful colours

I have also picture,s in my map on TN
Greece on page 16 if you like to see
i have more picture of this spider
greeting lou

Hi Christodoulos,
This is one of the most beautiful spider that I ever seen. It is so colorful. Nicely composed. Good POV and DOF. Excellent picture.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-14 9:16]

A superb and impressive macro Christodoulos!
The POV is optimal and shows the features of this jumping spider with excellent sharpness, DOF and natural colours against a suitable BG.
Thanks and have a good week,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-11-14 9:17]

Hi Chris!
ahahh...Is it an Ufo?
I have never seen a macro of spider as fantastic as this one. Details are amazing!! Perfect focus and nice bokeh effect around the subject. Great POV.
ciao! Vanda

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-11-14 9:18]

Hello Christodoulos,
Wow, I didn't know that Cyprus harbour such hair-raising monsters, but you say it is scarce! Clever of you to spot it and to get such a brilliant capture from a low POV! Fantastic focus on the eyes and the colourful legs and very nicely framed.
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

Ciao Christodoulos, amazing portrait of fantastic spider, great sharpness, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent macro with stunning sharpness/detail. Your focus point could not have been better and I like the POV. Great work, no, actually Superb!!

Hi Christodoulos,
excellent photo of this spider. Incredible. Perfect point of view. Great details. Nice colours.
Have a nice week,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-14 10:10]

Hello Christodoulos.
Excellent shot of this little spider ! Excellent focus on the head, with lots of wonderful details - even tha hairs are sharp ! Bright and vivid colors. POV and DOF are very good also.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Christodoulos. Impressive MF! Exciting colours and good sharp.


Hi Chris,

Awesome macro shot of this colorful spider with great sharpness & details.
Captured from a good POV. Very well done & TFS.

great pint of view Christodoulos. The little jumping spider looks so big. I wonder what f/13 could do here?! This little fellow has fantastic orange colors.
George Veltchev

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-14 11:57]

Impressive macro shot, Christodoulos!
Great low POV, sharpness and detail; splendid colours and light. Very well done!
Thanks for sharing

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-11-14 12:30]

Hello Chris!
A great macro with very sharp details.Amazing!!! Bravo! TFS
Regards from,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-11-14 12:45]

excellent macro! thanks for sharing this beauty!

almost like a horror movie, great capture, greetigns Ori

Excelente ángulo de disparo con una mezcla de tonalidades inusual y muy atractiva.
Un abrazo Chris: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Christodoulos,
Wow, talk about a great macro of the ultra tiny! What a beautiful jumper. I love the POV, saying "here, this is my best side"! But seriously, this is a wonderful close-up of a striking subject with very good sharpness, rich colours and a very hard to achieve depth of field that takes in the most important stuff. Well done!

Hello Christodoulos,
A very tiny haired monster!... Shoted wit all the great skills from you!... Congratulations!...

This is just a fantastic shot!!! I love the eyes on this guy.

A super macro magnification of this tiny Jumping Spider, Chris.
The sharpness at so close a range is unbelievable.
This is one of the most colourful Jumping Spiders I have seen.

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent photo presentation of this Spider,Philaeus chrysops, very good sharp and colorful details, useful description, TFS!

Excelente foto de qualidade muito boa, cores e nitidez bela e agradável ,meus parabéns por esta belíssima imagem.

An amazing photo of such a small spider. The point of view allows a face-to-face view with a very interesting perspective. The large number of eyes can clearly be seen
regards yiannis

Hello Christodoulos,
great capture of this spider with good focussing and a very well chosen POV. I especially like to see these impressive details and the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos,
Great macro. Fantastic sharp details and lovely colors.
Exceptional jumping spider.
I never seen one in the wild.

Christodoulos, this is a great shot of the spider. You did a great job capturing it. Have a great week, Bill

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-11-16 8:08]

Hello Christodoulos,
Amazing creature! And somehow this jumping-spider looks so funny with its special haircut. Striking coloration of the legs too. Excellent point of view chosen. Very interesting posting!

fantastic picture for this wonderful jumping spider, excellent colors and details Chris, congratulations !

have a good time,

ciao, tino

Hello Christodoulos

WOW ! Great macro of this spider, fine POV,
great focus, sharpness, and details,
beautiful rich and contrasty color tones, TFS


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