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Thread: Fishing Vibes!

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    Default Fishing Vibes!

    A fishing spider (family Pisauridae) at the edge of a stream, waiting for a meal. These spiders stay in this position for a long time, monitoring the vibrations caused by prey animals (fish, tadpoles etc.) in the water below, using the sensitive hairs on their legs. On sensing a victim, they dash forward, grab it, envenomate it and then feed.

    Deliberately used a slow shutter here because I wanted the motion blur of the legs on the water.
    It may take a while to identify this one to the species level, will update accordingly when done.

    Canon 500D, Canon 100mm Macro USM
    SS 1/6
    Av 14
    ISO 400
    Gorillapod support


    Thanks, C&C welcome.
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    The motion blur effect looks nice. Nice to know about its hunting skills. Is this full frame, as some more space at the top to include the rear leg in full would have been good. Good details. Thanks for sharing.
    Regards,
    Mrudul Godbole

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    Nice idea. I agree with Mrudul's suggestion about slightly more space. How big prey can they catch? Look forward more about their behaviour.

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    Nice one Abhishek. Even i wonder what size of fish they prey on. Look foward to more on this

    TFS
    Roopak

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    Never seen one in action, hence I can't comment directly on the prey size. But there are records of spiders in this family hunting small frogs (approximately the same size as the spider) and fish more than twice their size.

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    Super image and thanks for the behavior info...

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