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Agalenatea redii

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 16 January 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Agalenatea redii (NL: Brede wielwebspin / EN: Gorse orbweaver / DE: Körbchenspinne / FR: Épeire de velours) is a species of 'orbweavers' belonging to the family Araneidae. The same species as in previous post so for more info on the species: see there.

This image shows the spider waiting in the middle of its web... A very difficult image to make on a windy day because the web is attached to dried grass at about 0.5m above the ground and the slightest puff of wind blows the web back and forth.... but eventually the wind always takes a break ensuring the web to hang still just long enough to get the focus right and achieve a sharp image... I Needed some (a lot of) attempts however ...

Image: Schilde (B) - 15/10/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Très belle photo, d'une belle netteté.

16 Jan 2012 10:22am

@Sylvie49 capture image: Thanks, Sylvie. I always try to find some "empty space" behind my subject to create a smooth background in the image. Glad you like it.

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaa!! très belle ta photo!! j'aime+++

16 Jan 2012 4:37pm

@gootchai: Thank you very much again for your comment and enthusiasm !

Lia from Zwolle, Netherlands

Jij moet veel geduld hebben Johan!
En dat werd beloond, deze is echt prachtig scherp!
Mooi licht ook en knap je verder geen storende elementen in de achtergrond hebt, dat is meestal een probleem bij spinnen fotograferen tussen het gras.

16 Jan 2012 5:12pm

@Lia: Geduld is echt wel nodig in natuurfotografie ... (en ik denk trouwens in fotografie in het algemeen !)
Ik probeer inderdaad steeds voldoende vrije ruimte te zoeken achter mijn onderwerp. Op die manier gaat de achtergrond minder de aandacht opeisen en komt het onderwerp zelf mooier tot zijn recht. Inderdaad niet steeds eenvoudig en vaak lukt het ook niet. Ditmaal vond ik een perfect geplaatst webje ... de nodige dosis geluk is dus ook nodig. Dank voor je reactie weer. Fijne dag nog voor je !

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Hallo, Johan ! Deine Fotos bringen meinen Mann und mich immer wieder zum Staunen !

16 Jan 2012 8:29pm

@Loner: I'm glad you both keep looking at my images and keep liking them. I do the best I can to share my wonderment about nature through my images. Warm greetz for both of you !

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very well captured.

17 Jan 2012 12:05am

@Ana Lúcia: Not running with this image ? nice ! Thanks for your comment, Ana !

Canon EOS 400D
1/125 second
ISO 200
150 mm