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A Small Orb-web Spider

A Small Orb-web Spider
Photo Information
Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-29
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 300 f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/11, 1/180 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-08 1:17
Viewed: 3162
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As we have had rain and wind I have not been out to take photos in our new environment. I therefore post this one from the summer.

A species of orb-web spider, Agalenatea redii

A new species for TN.

Swedish name: Luden Hjulspinnare, meaning, 'fluffy wheel-spinner'. Orb-web spiders are known as 'wheel-spinners' in Swedish.

This species spins a round orb web with a centrally placed platform where it lies in wait for prey. Here it waiting for prey on a leaf, where it resembles a bird-dropping. This species occurs in low vegetation.

This species is widespread in N. Europe

At only about a max of 7 mm in diameter, this spider challengers the limits of my equipment

This shot was taken at a distance of about 1.8 meters using a cheap tripod. After moderate cropping and size reduction the image was sharpened, adjusted for shading and converted from RAW to JPEG.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-08 1:22]

Hello Ivan,
Very beautiful photo of this spider. Sharpness and details are impressive. Fine natural colours. Excellent diagonal composition with this leaf as a frame.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-08 2:26]

Hello Ivan.
Excellent macro,Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours.Very well done.Best regards Siggi

Glad to know it is the first of the species on TN, Ivan.
Superb magnification of a tiny Spider. I can see its set of eyes covered partially by hair. The details on the entire subject are sharp and clear.
Thanks and regards.

Hi Ivan,
Nice macro picture. The image is sharp and perfect light control. I used to post a bigger spider (unknown species) in this position. Very well done.

Hi Ivan,
very interesting spider. Perfect sharpness and details. Very good point of view.
Have a nice Sunday,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-01-08 7:57]

Interesting species with good markings, I too found these ones that hide in nooks and corners of plants in day time, difficult to spot, good details and colors captured. tfs.

Excellent photo with good detail and perfect focus. Very good light with good exposure.
The leaf is an excellent setting and shows the spider off very well. Interesting note
regards yiannis

Ciao Ivan. Impressive DOF so like sharp and details. Magnificent compo.


Hello Ivan,
I'm impressed by your macro capture taken with tele lens. The details, sharpness and colours are beautiful. Well done!

Hello Ivan
Interesting subject and beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hello Ivan,

congratulations for this spider, very nice composition and details with natural colors,

have a good day,

ciao, tino

Ciao Ivan, great macro of interesting specie, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ivan,
A Fantastic macro with explicit detail and sharpness. From that distance an excellent composition my friend. Beautiful natural colours combined with an enhanced DOF and POV. Superb composition my friend.
Best regards,
Thanks for the tips!!

Hello Ivan,
fine capture of this spider with good sharpness and beautifully natural colours. I also like your well chosen POV and the fact that you have presented a new species on TN. Congratulations.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-09 14:40]

Hi Ivan,a first time is alwasy a great satisfaction! I like this little spider,very interesting body design ,and your perfect pic is the best way to discover it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ivan

The POV en plongé (in diving) it gives a great
image of this species of orb-web spider with a fine DOF,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Ivan,
Congratulations for the first TN upload. The spider looks small on that leaf and the shape is pretty unique to me. Nice framing and details accompanied by useful notes.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-01-11 7:59]

Hi Ivan!
Congratulations on your scoop :)
Interesting insect, very well captured. The focus in excellent with impressive details!
Very well composed.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-01-21 4:21]

Hello Ivan,
this small spider is well shown in excellent details. Look at its fine hairs so clear.
Its pose is so special too, all curled.
nice presentation and lovely color contrast.


Hallo Ivan,
a superb macro shot, impressive details, marvellous colours, point of view and composition are excellent
Best regards

Hi Ivan,

Fabulous capture of this very small Spider my good friend, great macro skills shown here with what only 7mm in diameter well that's just awesome Ivan, yes indeed equipment stretched to the absolute limits Wow lovely stuff, superb sharpness with good depth, excellent lighting and very nice colour tones, great effort here and very well done,
Best Regards,


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