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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 September 2012 at 15:37
I looked again and can't see the rear leg on the spider's left (camera right).
I also looked up spider anatomy, and those are called the pedipalps and on male spiders (like this one I think) are used to transfer sperm to the female. Wikipedia link here.
I'm a bit of an arachnaphobe, but even I can put up with them in pictures if I know they are going to be there. In macro shots like these, they actually don't bother me much at all. [edit] but I can't eat crabs in the shell. To my phobia, they are just big swimming spiders.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 September 2012 at 23:46
Originally posted by p_man p_man wrote:

thanks for all the info. Looks like this spider is short one leg. And are those the lower mandibles in front? They're huge on this species!


Yes, it only has 7 legs. I often see spiders of this species missing one or two legs. I guess their lifestyle is a bit more hazardous than some

Technically speaking, spiders don't have mandibles- bcause they're chelicerates *. Like all arachnids, their body plan consists of 6 segments in the front, 12 in the rear (fused in most species). The 1st segment has the fangs (chelicerae), the 2nd the pedipalps (those small leg-like structures; in arachnids like scorpions or pseudoscorpions they come in pincer shape) and then 4 pairs of legs.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 September 2012 at 01:07
Insect (and mite) weirdness from Bahia!





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 September 2012 at 20:58
Just a common little housefly. A700, Maxxum 100mm f2.8 macro.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2012 at 17:03

Just experimenting with a new fluid head ..... "Title" would have to be

"Spider Web School"

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2012 at 17:09
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Very nice lighting - achieved by? please and thank you.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2012 at 17:49

Your gunna hate this Graham but that's the power of fotie-shop ( and plugins, NIK,OnOne)no flash or torches but lots of "Vivenza" and sharpen Mask with the radius set really low..... probable the best way is for me to post the original and worked .... but I can't do this without the 150-500

ORIGINAL!



And again after Processing



I know I can set my camera up a lot closer but I quite enjoy the PC and CS5-Extended experience and experimentation.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2012 at 01:26
Cool Allan! At least its not called Fauxtoshop
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 September 2012 at 01:48
Bugs and One spider - still in Bahia:


Darth Jumper





Sap Party



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 September 2012 at 22:55
Does anybody know what kind of bug this is?



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 September 2012 at 23:04

Don't know what leaf/plant it is so scale is difficult ....But Looks like a female Mozzi (Australian for sheala Mosquito) ...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 September 2012 at 23:30
Here's one from today. I have no idea what it is but it stayed still long enough for me to take it's photo.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 September 2012 at 00:36
Originally posted by @Jetsplace @Jetsplace wrote:

Does anybody know what kind of bug this is?
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Crane fly of some sort perhaps?. There's not enough detail and I'm not familiar enough with European insects to be more precise.

Ref my blog-post on crane-flies this morning :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 September 2012 at 01:21
Jet that's a chironomid midge, non-biting relatives of mosquitoes. Recognizable by squatting so close to the surface it's sitting on, plus the combination of feather-like antennae but no pointy snout for sucking "vital essence" out of walking food dispensers like us.

Tom's critter on the other hand is a leaf-footed bug and that one was probably sucking some vitality out of a few flowers in the garden.

Here's a sweet and gentle denizen of the backyard jungle where I'm visiting in Bahia:


Brazilian Bulldog Ant #1 - 3/4 inches of walking awl & pliers




Brazilian Bulldog Ant #2 - enjoying a soft drink




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