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what is this?

what is this?
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Copyright: Ersin UYANIK (eruyanik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 23 N: 1216] (5046)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ10
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-31 13:59
Viewed: 3943
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I simply wrote the title as "what is this?". I faced this arthropod more than two years ago. That time i was at the garden and my wife asked me to come there and see, our neighboor was digging the part of the garden to seed and then faced this creature. She was very spider phobic, she got away from there. As for me, it was really a bulky spider to me, i enjoyed a lot. But now i can see that it was possibly not a spider, i can only call it only an arthropod. Any idea for the id will be appreciated.


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Hello Ersin,
You are right, this is not a spider, this creature -an arthropod, belongs to harvestmen (Opiliodes).
This is interesting macro showing good details of upper part of its body :)
Best greetings,

Hi Ersin,

Very interesting creature.
First, I tought it was spider .... thanks also to Radomir for clarification on its ID.

Ben Lakitan

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-01-31 22:58]

hi Ersin,
nice shot of this really interesting creature you have captured here. i too thought a spider from the thumbnail preview, but doesnt look like one on the larger pic. certainly interesting though. nice focus and depth and detail. well done, TFS.

Merhaba Ersin Bey,
Basit gözlerin sırt sırta vermiş konumuna ve abdomen yapısına bakılırsa bence de bir "örümceksi" (Opilionid) makrosu bu, ama hiç bu kadar şişman, kısa ve kalın bacaklı opilionid görmemiştim, umarım bir yerlerden tam bir tanımlama gelir, biz de işin doğrusunu öğreniriz.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-02-01 12:10]

Hello Ersin,
you show a very sharp and detailed picture of the harvestman's body and legs. Such pictures are rarely seen. I don't know whether reduction of the slight background noise will improve the picture substantially (perhaps I will try).
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Ersin,

Nice picture of this spider with a catchy title. Good details at the back and around the head.


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-02-16 11:30]

Merhaba Ersin bey nefis bir makro olmuş tebrikler.

Thanks for writing your critique on my recent picture, Ersin. What a pleasure to hear from you again!
Though I am now rather erratic on TN, I think all of us miss you and your active participation. Still busy?
Your image of this insect you posted on the last day of January this year is very graphic and gives a sharp and clear view of its head, back and abdomen. The partial view of legs is also clear.
Thanks for sharing it and hope to see you regularly on TN soon.

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