Kraamwebspin (Pisaura mirabilis).

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The mating ritual is special by this spiders. The male takes a 'gift' to the female. As she eats the meal, the male tries to mate. If this fails, the female will eat the male.

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Comments (108)

odeveld on July 6, 2012

Many thanks Marty, your comment is much appreciated! With friendly greetings, Odeveld

Hi Jock, Many thanks for your nice comment!! With friendly greetings, Odeveld

Philippe Meisburger on July 10, 2012

Scary for the Arachnophobic person I am ! Looks like a tarentula, but that's just a photographer's trick as I know this kind of spider, which is, well, for our latitudes, quite big (but of course it has nothing to do with it's south American or Australian fellows). lk.

odeveld on July 10, 2012

Indeed Philippe, there is no risk, we are not in South America or Australia! Thanks a lot for your very nice comment! With friendly greetings, Odeveld

Philippe Meisburger on July 10, 2012

I've shot the same fellow in a pond nearby and like yours, my macro makes it look like a tarentula too.

I'm however not sure whether I'll upload it or not (altough the picture is photographically well done) as I wonder how many arachnophobic people may run off scared from my gallery after seeing the "monster" I caught (5 cm wide, legs included in reality).

odeveld on July 10, 2012

I will certainly not run away!!

Schubs on July 11, 2012

What a fantastic macro shot, Odeveld, well done!

Like & greetings from Germany, Schubs

odeveld on July 11, 2012

Hello Schubs, I'm really glad to see you back! Many thanks for your words of praise! With friendly greetings, Odeveld

cyclman Alfred on July 14, 2012

Sehr schön,aber bitte keine Bilder von Tieren und Blumen in der Gruppe Flandern

Grüße Alfred

odeveld on July 14, 2012

Hi Alfred, Thanks! I will rember! With friendly greetings, Odeveld

Fernand Metzger on July 14, 2012

j'aime en frissonnant!

odeveld on July 21, 2012

Hello Fernand Metzger, Many thanks for such a nice comment!! With friendly greetings, Odeveld

Stefan 100yanov on July 22, 2012

Excellent macro! Great picture! Like 48!

My best wishes, Stefan

odeveld on July 22, 2012

Hi Stefan, I feel honored with such a comment, many thanks for your words of praise! With friendly greetings, Odeveld

Stefka Gorgorova on August 20, 2012

Този вид паяк много ми допада. Харесва ми!

Поздрави от България, Стефка

odeveld on August 20, 2012

Hello Steka, I'm glad you like my picture!! Благодаря ви за вашето посещение!! With friendly greetings, Odeveld

Neil Aitkenhead on August 21, 2012

Lovely picture - beautiful spider!

odeveld on August 21, 2012

I'm glad you like the spider and my picture!! Many thanks Neil! With friendly greetings, Odeveld

Nenad Obradovic on August 25, 2012

Very nice photo Like and favorite

odeveld on August 25, 2012

Helllo Nenad, I'm pleased that my picture belongs to your favorites!! Many thanks for your appreciation!! With friendly greetings from Belgium, Odeveld

Méry 3°人~°。 on September 12, 2012

Heureusement, la reproduction est moins dangereuse chez l'homme ! Quoique ...   Superbe photo: bravo !

Salutations de Cannes (France).    

~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~>    MES MACROS

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 24, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by odeveld
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2012/05/23 17:07:38
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 70.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash