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Nurseryweb Spider

Nurseryweb Spider
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-23
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-2-S
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Spider, Araneae (Spiders) II, Pisauridaes (Nurseryweb spiders). [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-25 4:47
Viewed: 6742
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this delightful Nurseryweb Spider,watching over her neatly woven nest,in my inlaws garden at Honikiwi,not far from here.
The Nurseryweb Spider,Dolomedes minor is one of New Zealands most common spiders.
Dolomedes are a most interesting family of spiders.
They are all fairly large,and very fast runners.
They can also run across water.Some species even dive for food,pulling themselves down a submerged stalk,and attacking aquatic life,even tadpoles and small fish.
Inside the nursery there are hundreds of little spiders,all waiting to get out and eat mummy.
Its a funny old world,isn't it ?

dew77, pgmoni, red45, TAZ, Phoki, AndyB, marhowie, Fisher, wideload, JeanMichel, greghume, naki, PDP, mrower, Luc, gerhardt has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To wideload: how big was this one?LordPotty 1 03-25 13:00
To ornis: inside the nurseryLordPotty 1 03-25 12:51
To hvr_oosterzele: size of spiderLordPotty 1 03-25 12:43
To red45: I don't drink flat fly....LordPotty 2 03-25 05:22
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Interesting shot Steve,
Thats a big spider, I'm glad we don't get them that size over here.
Nice details, sharpness and clarity.
Thanks for posting

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-25 4:52]

Very good detailed macro shot! Composition is great!
I think I've seen one last weekend in the bushes and try to make a shot but it was running very fast.Lokked like this one but I'm really not good at ID on spiders...Thanks for sharing

Magnifique ! The DOF is specially amazing and all the rest is spot on.
On en redemande.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-25 5:06]
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Steve, I think he is on holidays - look at him - he's sunbathing! Waiting for good drink [i.e. fat fly] and enjoying the sun :-) Great picture, superb details.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-03-25 5:27]

Wow ! It is an impressive spider. Beautiful and interesting composition.
Well done !

Nice pic! If you hade taken it a little from the rightq, i think it would have given it a better detail!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-03-25 6:18]

Excellent capture!
Very good composition and great DoF.
Great stuff,well done.

Impressive! How big is it actually?

Very good capture Steve.
Great POV, composition, DOF, very good details and colours.
Very well done.

Steve, Very nice! I like this POV and this nest structure is very interesting. Never seen it before..Great job on this one!

Now, that's more like it. Excelent capture and well done on this composition.
Did I read right? The little ones will eventually eat Mama? Ah, poor thing. The cycle of life.


Now that's a cracker Steve, just how big was this one? Good composition and nice perspective with sharp detail. TFS.

Very well inspired these days, Steve! After your beautiful fungi, here's a spider in situation on the nest. Looks like a giant. The end of your note is a bit scary, but that's life! Do I see other spider legs close to an imprisonned leaf under the silk?

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-03-25 13:11]

Hi Steve, a very interesting nest structure. Spider must be rather big. Light is a bit hard but still a very interesting photo.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-25 16:28]

It is a very neatly woven structure. Lovely composition and the details on the spider are great. Very well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-25 17:26]

Steve, perfect dof, composition and colors. And excellent composition with a great pov.

Great shot and interesting information too. Will they really eat her??? Poor thing. I guess this means she only ever gets to look after one lot of babies. Amazing

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-25 19:01]

Better on photo than at home. Was this one destined for Little Miss Muffet ? Well done.

PottyBoy, why do I have a feeling this arachnoid is 4 feet large at least and it can creep up behind me any second now ?

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-03-26 14:04]

An excellent post, Steve: a really impressive picture which possess great qualities.
A very well done work.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-04-06 1:18]

That is a fascinating picture. I never knew about that interesting spider, with its very unusual nest. Your photo is very sharp, with beautiful light and composition. I especially like the way the mother spider is sprawled over the nest, as in a protective gesture. Wonderful shot, really.

Steve, WOW! Double WOW!!

I do not know why I missed this one. Exceptional macro shot. Tack sharp and lovely details of the websack. Exposure spot on. I love the way she protects the sack.

Thi sis truly an fantastic shot!!! Very well done, man!

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