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My new friends

My new friends
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-01
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close, Digital ISO 100, Raynox DCR-250
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-11 13:08
Viewed: 5230
Points: 16
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After some time away from TN, I am happy to be back to introduce to you this friend which seems to be very confortable in my house. I think it is an alopecosa inquilina from the wolf spider family Lycosidae.

I can see them hunting at night. When I meet them, they scape, but if I disturb them, they don't doubt to face me and atack fiercly, biting with incredible power, as their size is considerable, around 1.5 inches.

There are 17 species of Alopecosa that occur in Europe, they belong to the Lycosidae. They all have a light median band on their carapace and this is accentuated by white hairs. They have fairly stout legs, which in the front two of the males are sometimes darkened and swollen. The females have a burrow for rearing young and will remain with the egg sac in the burrow while periodically exposing the egg sac to sunlight near the burrow opening.

hope you like!

F:8 - 1/125 - ISO100 - Flash - Handheld

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-11 13:12]

Hi Felipe. This is fine close up of the spider. The detail is first class. with good use of the light. which has given warm colours. with a good reflection in the eyes. well done TFS.

I don't like your friend but i like this shot!!
wonderful sharpness wiht very good details!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-10-11 14:04]

Hi Filipe!!!

It's been such a long time :) I hope you and Cristina are ok and that your new house id going well (i would expect it's finished by now and that you are taking much joy in leaving in such a nice area as the one you described me).

This is a lovely capture with your nice Sony!
The details and magnification here are excellent and the diagonal composition that you have here makes the shot even more dynamic and interesting.
Excellent exposure work and very nice use of flash, too.
I know it's easier taking shots like this with a compact, but i think you also saw that the eye closest to you here is just a very bit out of focus. I'm only wondering, how come you didn't take such a macro with your terrific 60mm lens? :)
Anyway, these are very minor details. I really hope to see more of your shots here!

Bravo, thanks for sharing and best wishes

that is some closeup of the spider

Hola Felipe.

Que medo da esta macro que parece entrar por la pantalla una tremenda araña peluda, que tambien se aprecia en los detalles.

Jose Luis.

Pues sí que somos varios los desaparecidos!
Muy bueno este primer plano, sobre todo por el juego de sombras y profundidad de campo que le imprimen dramatismo a la imagen.
Excelentes los detalles y texturas.
Espero que todo vaya muy bien,

Hi dear Felipe ,
Great macro with exellent focus and warm colour.
Very well captured

Kind regards

Hello Felipe
Very beautiful macro, with a very good sharpnes, great colors, and an excelent compozition, I must admit that this is one of the most beautiful picture of spider.
Best Regards Hedesan

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