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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
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-22 10:32
Viewed: 4812
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am almost convinced that this is a wolf spider called Alopecosa, from the wolf spider family Lycosidae, maybe A.inquilina, but I am not sure. The more photos I look, the more doubths I have.
Thay are quite big considering the size of other arachnids in my area, this one is 1.5 inch long from toe to toe aprox.
In this case I was assembling and Ikea piece of furniture, and it found the protection cardboards very confortable.
Any help would be apreciated.
I already posted a front view HERE.

ISO100-F8-1/125-Manual exposure - Handheld - Diffuse flash.

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Hola Felipe!
Otro vecino Ilustre!... hoy estoy de suerte! (George, el de la foto de mi "lado derecho" tambiés es muy buen fotografo, te recomiendo mirar algunas de ellas).
Vaya araña más horrorosa pero muy bien fotografiada, excelente uso del flash, me gustan los detalles logrados en esta foto. Obviamente, un gran POV para ver a esta araña en toda su extensión. Buen trabajo, Gracias por compartir, Jesús

PS: He visto la foto del link con el close-up de esta araña, tengo que decir "Vaya un close-up"... si señor!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-22 11:32]

Hi Felipe
What a fantastic shot of this beautiful spider!
Great colors and details.
I see the eyes, he have six eyes!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-07-22 14:57]

Waaw! What a fantastic sharpness and focus,this is one of the best spiders of the season on TN! The eyes are incredibles,very nice colors and perfect composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

I see these here quite frequently Felipe, they're a favorite food for our wasps. In fact, I was turning off the water one day recently, and leaned in against the house. I disturbed a red wasp that had just captured one of these, made em' drop it right at my feet! It couldn't move as it was paralyzed from the sting of course. I think you're correct on the ID my friend.
Well done :)

Hallo Felipe
Outstanding close-up shot with such amazing details and features. The eyes look stunning and the hairy body is sharp and well captured. Great point of view to portray its lovely details. I love the dark stripes on its paws and the blotch of almost golden hairs just under those big eyes. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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