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Arrow spider

Arrow spider
Photo Information
Copyright: Pedro Montes (periko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-02-18
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D7000
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-03-24 21:28
Viewed: 1114
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The arrow spider (Micrathena sagittata) belongs to the family Araneidae and can be found from southern U.S.A. to Central America.
It hangs in the center of its orb web and can be mistaken for a bit of wood, bark or leaf.
The spines on the abdomen serve as a kind of armor to protect it from predators such as birds, lizards, flying insects or other animals.

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Hello Pedro,
The tinny insects are true pictures in your hands....amazing sharpnes and details. Excellent work. Outstanding clarity and focus. It has a very unusual shape for a spider.....very interesting.....
Well done!

Hi Pedro,
very nice shotof this colorful spider , for us an exotic.

Thanks for sharing.

Hi Pedro

Very interesting post of this peculiar spider, very nice composition and lighting, very good sharpness and details, nice POV.



Hello Pedro
Fantastic species and excellent capture.Attractive bright colors,good sharpness and details.TFS.
Have a good day and thank You.
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-03-25 12:10]

Hi Pedro,very difficult location and lights,the result is good but not the best,a curious spider in the typical position,bright colors and excellent exposure.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-03-25 19:06]

Hello Pedro,
What a neat looking spider you have presented to us. Looks like you managed to capture it during diner time.
I assume it got it's name from the unique arrow-like barbs it wears on it's body. They are pretty intimidating and I'm sure a deterrent for many would be predators. Nicely focused and displaying rich yet natural colors. I like the way the lighting illuminates it's underside as well as some of it's web. Appears you had some challenging light to deal with, but you managed quite well.

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