Quicksilver Spider With Mosquito - best viewed large by PhoenixArt

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This is probably the best shot that I’ve ever taken of these tiny spiders. They are tiny, at only a mm or two wide, and have a beautiful shiny silver teardrop-shaped body… hence their name. These spiders live symbiotically in the webs of larger spiders, where they perform house-keeping duties such as cutting leaves and dead insects from the web. This was only one of the tiny residents of a Master Wheel Weaver’s web on the bank of Hedlow Creek. The mosquito next to it gives a good idea of the size.
You really need to view this shot large…

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  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Cee :o)

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  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 4 years ago

    15th May 2010

    Don’t forget to enter the best of “S” challenge Here

    Great image, well done.


  • Thanks David. Done and done. :o)

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  • Julie Sleeman
    Julie Sleemanover 4 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks Julie :o)

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