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Not sure what this is, but it's pretty with the green abdomen. Caught it right in time.

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Post by tpe »

very nice and especially so with the fly.

Tim

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I'm no expert but I think it's Tetragnathidae, probably Tetragnatha.

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tpe wrote:very nice and especially so with the fly.

Tim
Thank you!
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Harold Gough wrote:I'm no expert but I think it's Tetragnathidae, probably Tetragnatha.

Harold
Cool - thanks! Learn something every day on this site :D .
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Post by SONYNUT »

spiky fellow..
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Just shoot it......

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Post by carlos »

very good shots

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carlos wrote:very good shots
Thank you!
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SONYNUT wrote:spiky fellow..
Surprising, isn't it? Didn't expect it either. Actually didn't notice the spikes until I saw the photos at home.
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Post by Danny »

Excellent shots and great behaviour macro in these. Well done and great, sharp details.

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photosmart42 wrote:
SONYNUT wrote:spiky fellow..
Surprising, isn't it? Didn't expect it either. Actually didn't notice the spikes until I saw the photos at home.
I assume that 'spiky' refers to the long spines on the legs. The relative size of these can be useful in separting otherwise macroscopically similar spiders. That the spines are prominent is consistent with Tetragnatha as are the divergent chelicerae, which we can just see in the first image.

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Danny wrote:Excellent shots and great behaviour macro in these. Well done and great, sharp details.

Danny.
Thank you! I appreciate the feedback!
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Harold Gough wrote:
photosmart42 wrote:
SONYNUT wrote:spiky fellow..
Surprising, isn't it? Didn't expect it either. Actually didn't notice the spikes until I saw the photos at home.
I assume that 'spiky' refers to the long spines on the legs. The relative size of these can be useful in separting otherwise macroscopically similar spiders. That the spines are prominent is consistent with Tetragnatha as are the divergent chelicerae, which we can just see in the first image.

Harold
Interesting to know. I have to admit I was excited to simply capture this moment as it happened, and have no idea what species I'm actually photographing. It's great to learn about these from you all.
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Post by Harold Gough »

The principal of shooting first and identifying later is a good one. I apply it not only to living subjects but also to mountains, buildings, etc in my travels. Research beforehand helps you to know what you are framing in your viewfinder but also what is worth looking for and perhaps where to look.

All very obvious but I'm sure it is far from universally adopted where it would be productive. That said, an aesthetic picture is worth having just for the pleasure it gives, even if its identity is unknown to the audience or even hidden/undisclosed by the author.

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Harold Gough wrote:The principal of shooting first and identifying later is a good one. I apply it not only to living subjects but also to mountains, buildings, etc in my travels. Research beforehand helps you to know what you are framing in your viewfinder but also what is worth looking for and perhaps where to look.

All very obvious but I'm sure it is far from universally adopted where it would be productive. That said, an aesthetic picture is worth having just for the pleasure it gives, even if its identity is unknown to the audience or even hidden/undisclosed by the author.

Harold
Thanks you - I agree. I look for colors, textures, shapes, and situations that grab my attention without much regard what it is at first. That said, if I'm hunting insects, I definitely wait in the area and start observing behaviors that will put me in the best situation to take a great photo.
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