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weaver or fisher

weaver or fisher
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Copyright: Ersin UYANIK (eruyanik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 23 N: 1216] (5046)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A610
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Spiders of Turkey, Garden Spiders [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-16 15:10
Viewed: 5241
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today we visited Sapanca Province Forest. i was hoping to meet some mushrooms, some insects and butterflies there. But unfortunately i didn't find interesting that i hope:-( i've met only a few garden spider and suillus species.

Here is one of them, a garden spider. This one looks to me as a fisherman that pulling his fish net.

Garden spider
Araneus diadematus
The garden spider is the best known orb-weaving spider in the UK.

Life span
One to two years.

Physical Description
The female of the species ranges from 10-13mm, and the male is 4-8mm. They vary in colour from pale yellow or brown to almost black, but they can always be identified by the white cross-shaped group of spots on their abdomens.

Garden spiders are found all over Britain except for some locations in northern Scotland. They are also found in almost every country in the northern hemisphere.

They are commonly found on bushes and other vegetation in parks, gardens and woodland.

Garden spiders feed on flying insects including butterflies, wasps and flies. They tend to ignore smaller prey such as greenflies.

Garden spiders build a circular orb-web with a recognisable spiral pattern. They sit in the centre waiting for an insect to collide into the web. The spider then rushes towards the trapped insect and wraps it in bands of sticky silk. When the insect is immobilised, the spider will finish off the insect with a bite and an injection of venom. It will then take the wrapped-up insect to the hub of the web where it devours its victim.

The much-smaller male waits near the web of the female until she is mature. He then cautiously approaches her while plucking the strands of the web to let her know that he is not food. If the male survives after mating, he may go on to mate again. Occasionally though, the male is mistaken for a meal and is eaten by the female.

After the female has mated, her body will become swollen with eggs. The female then builds a silken egg sac and lays her eggs in it. Her life is now dedicated to protecting these eggs and she will sit with them, unable to hunt, until she dies in late autumn. The spiderlings will hatch out in May of the following year.

infos from here...


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Formidable looking "fisher", Ersin.
Wonderful details of the body and legs. Colours look quite natural.
Good POV and DOF.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-09-16 16:34]

hi ersin, it´s the day of the garden spiders! :-)
excellent capture, good sharpness and a very cool pose.
the bg is great - dark and with so many wonderful light-spots.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-09-16 19:14]

Ersin.- Muy bella foto,exelente contraste y ademas tu foto es muy nitida. Felicidades Luis52

Guest to treknature there by Ersin's camera

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-17 3:50]

Hola Ersin,
Espléndida imagen, excelente macro... genial saludos

Hello Ersin, as usual a great close up!
Colors and details are rich.
Notes are usefull.


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-17 6:13]

Bonito POV para mostrar el único ser vivo que encontraste en tu visita amigo mío.
Me agradan mucho los colores captados y la relación de tamaño con la espina que se encuentra al lado de la araña.
El trasfondo no es ideal, pero permite apreciar los detalles de la misma.
Saludos... Ricardo

Nice POV to show the only thing alive that you found in your visit my friend ;-)
I like a lot the captured colors and the size relationship with the thorn that is beside the spider.
The background is not ideal, but it allows to appreciate the details of the same one.
Greetings... Ricardo

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Hello Ersin,
A nice piece of work. Razor sharp and crisp clear picture. Well done and seen. Regards,

Belle araignée au travail.
Bonne journée.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-17 15:43]

Hello Ersin,
Excellent close up.Sharpness,POV,colors,details and framing are wonderful.Exposure is spot on.Very well done!

Merhaba Ersin.
Bu mükemmel kareyi nasıl gözden kaçırmışım! Ellerine sağlık o kadar güzel yansıtmışsın ki detayları çok ihtişamlı görünüyor. Allaha şükrediyorum ben bu tip fotoğrafları gördükçe ki, bu yaratıkları bizden çok daha küçük yaratmış da bu detaylarını net göremiyoruz. Düşünsene bu yaratık bizimle üç aşağı beş yukarı aynı boyda olsaydı ne yapardık? Kesinlikle ormanlar girilemez yerler olurdu.
Teknik olarak kusursuz. Ellerine sağlık.

Hello Ersin,
Superb spider and POV. The details are marvelouslike the spider size and colors, only the BG is not very good; but´s still a nice pic.

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