Friday Photo: 18 January

January 18th, 2013 at 9:08 am by Chthoniid

One of the types of spiders that builds orbwebs, are not true orbweb spiders (Araneids). Their webs are often aligned horizontally rather than vertically. The also much larger jaws (chelicerae) than orbweb spiders. These spiders are the tetragnathids.

One of the most common of these spiders is the indigenous Leucauge dromedaria. This spider is native to both NZ and Australia, and I’ve been trying to get a photo I like of it for a while.  Conditions came together for this shot.  Purists may be interested to know that it is an “old school” photo, as the exposure was manually set, the flash was manually set and the focus was also manual.

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The link is to a much larger image.

I’m heading off into the ‘field’ on Saturday for 12 days, hence there will be no next week.

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6 Responses to “Friday Photo: 18 January”

  1. thedavincimode (6,606 comments) says:

    Photo’s upside down … Box Brownie … etc etc …

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  2. Elaycee (4,349 comments) says:

    Great pikkie, Chthoniid.

    Have a good trip. :)

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  3. Chthoniid (2,029 comments) says:

    @davincimode

    I’m not convinced your heart is really in it :)

    @Elaycee

    Thanks- I liked the addition of the water droplets on the web for overall effect. It’s very very easy to blow the highlights on abdomen because it’s so bright and reflective.

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  4. thedavincimode (6,606 comments) says:

    Spiderman

    I’m just glad you’re off on safari to find Happy Feet.

    [You are off on safari to find Happy Feet aren't you? (Sob :( ).]

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  5. pq (728 comments) says:

    wow what a cracker sharp photo

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  6. Chthoniid (2,029 comments) says:

    @thedavincimode

    Well, there will be a lot of snow. But I doubt many penguins…

    @pq

    Thanks- yeah, it stays sharp all the way to a 100% view. I’m pondering how big to print it…

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