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Raft Spider with baby

Observed: 8th August 2009 By: VinnyVinny’s reputation in InvertebratesVinny’s reputation in InvertebratesVinny’s reputation in InvertebratesVinny’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

A female Raft Spider with one of her brood climbing over her. Taken with a Canon 5dMkII and a 100 mm macro lens. It's worth viewing the full size shot to see the amazing colours of the baby - almost looks like neon tubing! You may wish also to view this combination of video and stills I've taken of this species:
http://gallery.me.com/vincentblood#100072

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

great photo

Amazing to see the detail in the original photo, thanks for uploading it.

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Entomologist and biological recorder

bobthebirder's picture

raft spider

What a superb photo! The "neon tubing" effect must be irridescence, a feature that often shows up with macro photography of invertebrates, see http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/420

Bob Ford