|Copyright: Pedro Montes (periko)
|Date Taken: 2015-02-18|
|Camera: Nikon D7000|
|Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2015-03-24 21:28|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The arrow spider (Micrathena sagittata) belongs to the family Araneidae and can be found from southern U.S.A. to Central America.|
It hangs in the center of its orb web and can be mistaken for a bit of wood, bark or leaf.
The spines on the abdomen serve as a kind of armor to protect it from predators such as birds, lizards, flying insects or other animals.
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The tinny insects are true pictures in your hands....amazing sharpnes and details. Excellent work. Outstanding clarity and focus. It has a very unusual shape for a spider.....very interesting.....
- [2015-03-25 2:54]
Very interesting post of this peculiar spider, very nice composition and lighting, very good sharpness and details, nice POV.
Fantastic species and excellent capture.Attractive bright colors,good sharpness and details.TFS.
Have a good day and thank You.
- [2015-03-25 12:10]
Hi Pedro,very difficult location and lights,the result is good but not the best,a curious spider in the typical position,bright colors and excellent exposure.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- [2015-03-25 19:06]
What a neat looking spider you have presented to us. Looks like you managed to capture it during diner time.
I assume it got it's name from the unique arrow-like barbs it wears on it's body. They are pretty intimidating and I'm sure a deterrent for many would be predators. Nicely focused and displaying rich yet natural colors. I like the way the lighting illuminates it's underside as well as some of it's web. Appears you had some challenging light to deal with, but you managed quite well.