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Tetragnatha extens

Tetragnatha extens
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-03
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon 40D, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-24 14:49
Viewed: 2996
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Latin name: Tetragnatha extensa

Size: The female has a body length of up to 11 mms, while the male is slightly smaller, growing to around 9mms.

Distribution: Found throughout the SA

Months seen: October to May

Habitat: Found on low growing vegetation, usually near water or boggy areas.

Food: Insects which it catches in a web.

Special features: The body colour can vary from creamy-yellow (as above) to green. When alarmed, it stretches its long legs out straight along a branch, in an effort to disguise itself.

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Hello George friend,
Prssst! ... now I've seen all! ... a spider stretch when alarm! .. good heavens !.... certainly a very interesting specimen! Very well done, with excellent details in the insertion of the head. Whats are these appendages bulbous front the fangs? are pedipalps? another pair of fangs? ... (I do not know nothing about spiders, so I ask).
Excellent work, great visual document to TN.
Greetings, Thanks for sharing. Jesus

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-06-24 15:25]

It's an incredible macro...vey very interesting work and the best of the top of quality! My friend,you're great! Have a nice time,Luciano

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2010-06-25 0:09]

Hi George , very interesting spider , it looks familiar to me , quite similar to one seen in my area.

amazing detail you have captured here , nice stuff
TFS & regards

Ciao George, amazing macro of strange creature, fantastic details, great contrast against dark BG and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi George,

A very interesting shot, excellent focus and detail, the insert really helps to show the head well. Colours are great and very clear. An overall excellent shot, well done.

Regards Bill

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-25 4:49]

Hello George,
These Tetragnathae are really special creatures. You have chosen a didactic way to present your shot. Why not? But I would have had some explanations about it .. What do we see exactely?
Fine colors and good sharpness, like always.
Kind regards

Hola George

Muy original haber sacado fantasticamente a esta araña y posteriormente su ampliación como al microscopio. Verdadera macro perfectamente nitida, ya sabemos más de este insecto, (increible su forma), que si no fuera sí no lo podríamos ver.

Fantastico. Felicidades.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello George,
Amazing macro with outstanding details and excellent natural colours.
Interesting details.

Hi George,
this shot is wonderful and I love the idea to show the detail of the spider in a bigger version. Creative idea and excellent quality.
We can see so interesting details which we can never see with the naked eye.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-07-01 8:15]

Amazing details, wonderful capture, its pleasure to see so close of spiders parts, wonderful image. tfs.


I had photographed a similar spider recently but had failed to ID it... Maybe now i can..

Thanks for the lovely picture sir... :-)

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