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Tetragnatha extensa, sometimes known as the Long Jawed Orb Spider is found on low-growing vegetation, usually in damp areas. It feeds on insects, including mosquitos, midges and moths, which it catches in its loosely-constructed web. When alarmed, it will sit along a plant stem, a blade of grass or the central vein of a leaf, with its four front legs pointing forwards, and its four back legs pointing backwards for camouflage. T. extensa is able to walk on the surface of water, where it can move faster than on land.

Regards to all......Ade

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Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
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White Balance:Auto
Title:Ambush Ready
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:27 Oct 2012 - 7:10 AM
Tags:Arachnids., Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Spider, Tetragnatha extensa, Wildlife / nature
Votes:43

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PhillipMinnis
PhillipMinnis e2 Member 485 forum postsPhillipMinnis vcard Australia4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 7:13 AM

A nice insect close-up, Ade!


Cheers

Phil

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7124 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 7:25 AM

A superb capture, Ade. Carol

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accipiter
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27 Oct 2012 - 7:26 AM

Excellent capture Ade and an interesting write up. A

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 7:33 AM

Never seen one Ade..most unusual
well captured shot and so detailed
Lillian

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 7:59 AM

Fascinating. I've never seen or even heard of this little chap. Probably best avoided... Smile
Ann

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 8:48 AM

Thanks for the ID, we get them here round the 'mozzie lake' as well.
A fantastic detailed capture!

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 8:59 AM

Superbly detailed capture Ade. Hardly seems enough room in such a delicate creature to sustain life. Mother nature is wonderful.GrinGrin
Ron

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SlowSong
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27 Oct 2012 - 10:35 AM

How wonderfully adaptive nature is. A most excellent capture.
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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 11:19 AM

A corker of a close up of this predator preparing to pounce

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 277 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 1:32 PM

Brilliant shot, Ade, superb detail, but i think it works and looks better in landscape format, still a brilliant image and the colours are awesome. (what about that ,Ade, me giving advice to the god of close ups) Wink LOL.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 2:05 PM

I enjoyed your text as well as this fine image!

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 2:35 PM

Amazing photo Ade, wonderful to see his feet on the silks waiting for his prey
David

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 5:15 PM

The shot is superb Ade but the info is so welcome - I never knew there was such a creature.!!!
Joan.

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27 Oct 2012 - 5:33 PM

Great shot Ade, thanks for the info too,
Geoff.

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pluckyfilly
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27 Oct 2012 - 8:05 PM

Odd looking fellow but grand shot

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 32142 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
27 Oct 2012 - 8:34 PM

It's one thing to find these obscure and strange creatures for us Ade but it's another thing entirely to capture them in the highest standard that you do! Detail is outstanding and presentation first class. Lou

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saltireblue Site Moderator 33363 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 8:30 AM

That's a vicious sounding little fellow, Ade. Hope you weren't caught up in its webSmile

Malc

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UrbaneMagick
28 Oct 2012 - 9:34 AM

greta work..but..shudder!!

Gareth Smile

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
28 Oct 2012 - 1:29 PM

An interesting write up and a great picture

Peter

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Chinga
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28 Oct 2012 - 6:07 PM

Takes the name "Daddy long legs" into a new dimention! Grin
Beautiful specimen. IB

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