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Filmy Dome Spider

Filmy Dome Spider
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Copyright: Art Roberts (Art_R) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-30
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S VR MICRO NIKKOR 105mm f2.8G ED
Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-05 16:10
Viewed: 3076
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Folks , today I have this image of a common grass spider that I think is called a filmy dome spider. while photographing this little guy I got to see it make a few tries at catching prey , considering how its legs work and grasp its web , and the fact it is hanging upside down on what seems to be a mess of web , it is just amazing to see how quickly it can strike at its prey. this spiders web is not a sticky web , it is made with scaffolds to knock flies out of the air falling on to the 'sheet', the spider attacks from below reaching up through the sheet before the prey recovers from its fall. sometimes insects are seen stuck in the web , I believe these where captured by the spider and bound to the web for later eating...

thanks for having a look.

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really a colorful species of spider. good sharpness and contrast. thanks for sharing.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-06 7:51]

Hello Art,
such a pretty spider well shown in excellent hanging style. Very nice on the soft blurry green background.
Excellent composition.


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