Noooo, I'm not dru-unk!
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|Postcard from last summer - drunken spider afraid to return to its home where his wife is waiting with big rolling-pin [in Poland] or pan [in NZ, hello Janice :-)].|
Tetragnatha is a genus of spiders containing hundreds of species. They are found all over the world, although most occur in the tropics and subtropics. They are commonly called stretch spiders, referring to their elongated body form. When disturbed they will stretch their front legs forward and the others in the other direction, thus being able to hide on blades of grass or similar elongated substrates. They are able to run over water.
One of the biggest and most common species is T. extensa, which has a holarctic distribution. It can be found near lakes, river banks or swamps. In the stratum of reed, tall grass or minor trees and shrubs those habitats are sometimes literally ruled by thousands of individuals of the stretch spiders who build their radial nets with sticky silk.
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Good details though I miss the ends of the legs.
Very strange looking spider. TFS
- [2008-01-08 11:37]
Ha ha! Very funny Grzegorz!
A perfect title :D
What a great pose you have captured here! Just like this fella has downed a few too many!
Fantastic composition and POV.
Nice colours and lighting.
You've exposed this superbly!
Thanks for sharing this Master of the Raynox! I bow down to you...
It really looks ... tired! Great green and funny photo.
- [2008-01-09 9:32]
You close-up picture is superb in every respect. Great magnification ratio, terrific details. Light and colours are wonderful too. Composition of the shot and your POV are fine. Bravo. Excellent job.
- [2008-01-09 20:57]
No??? What an unusual fellow he is and fancy him living in the tropics of Poland - yeah right!!
Good shot of this elongated spider Greg, and I'm pleased you have remembered the pan.