Face to Face with a Tiny Crab Spider

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Walter Piorkowski
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Face to Face with a Tiny Crab Spider

Post by Walter Piorkowski »

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A small lime green crab spider.

Canon 10D
.7 inch f.l. lens on extention tubes
stacked images at .001 inch increments
Combine ZM, Photoshop

I found this little guy while collecting leaf hoppers. I was surprised by the shiny, almost translucent flesh. I have never seen a spider this close up before so I don't know if this is common.

Walt

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Post by beetleman »

Excellent photos Walter. I love the eye arangment. Almost looks like he is made out of lime jello. Amazing detail on the surface. Could be a very young spider. :smt023
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Hm...Doug said it could be a very young spider :-k . Hope you got a signed release from its parents before posting these images. :lol: Got to admit though, you did get "face to face." :D

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Post by rjlittlefield »

Excellent images! How big is this little fellow, anyway?

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Walter Piorkowski
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Post by Walter Piorkowski »

Quite small Rik, the horizontal field of view of the upper image is only 2mm.
Walt

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