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 September 12, 2012

Merci beaucoup Méry52 🅿Θ🔴!! Amicalement,Odeveld

▓ ☻ galloelprimo ☻ ▓ on September 19, 2012

Wow!! like 52 + + favorite 8

odeveld on September 20, 2012

Hello ▓ ☻ galloelprimo ☻ ▓, That's very kind of you! I'm pleased that my picture belongs to your favorites!! Many thanks!! With friendly greetings, Odeveld

sergio Delmonico on October 3, 2012

Excellent details in this little fellow! I like the composition with the withering straw, DoF is accurate and isolates the subject nicely... Colours are natural, all together a fine macro presentation!



motorhand on November 26, 2012

Beautiful details !

odeveld on November 26, 2012

Hello Sergio Delmonico, Sorry for my late response! Your comments are much appreciated! Thanks a lot! With friendly greetings from Belgium, Odeveld

Thanks again Motorhand, much appreciated! With friendly greetings from Belgium, Odeveld

Pete Taylor on October 16, 2013

Great closeup detail Odeveld, I like the composition with the legs cropped in all directions. Like from me.


odeveld on October 16, 2013

Thanks again Pete, it's much appreciated!! With friendly greetings, Odeveld

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 24, 2012
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    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