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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 1 July 2015 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

A male tetragnatha is spotted here on a flower at Illinois Beach State Park. Many thanks to Lougris for identifying this spider!

Photo captured June 19, 2015.

NIKON D7000 1/180 second F/6.7 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Wayra from Roma, Italy

Wow! Very nice macro. Which kind of insect is it? Really a good pic.

1 Jul 2015 5:41am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Elle est magnifique cette Tétragnathe !! Il s'agit ici d'un mâle ! superbe image.

1 Jul 2015 8:08am

@Lougris: Merci beaucoup, Lougris!

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb. Nice contrast - beautiful flower with the awful insect.:-)

1 Jul 2015 8:56am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, focus, details, colors, lights & bokeh!
A M A Z I N G !

1 Jul 2015 8:59am

martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

Magnifique macro!

1 Jul 2015 9:26am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Superb !

1 Jul 2015 10:34am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great find - a sunny home for this insect!

1 Jul 2015 11:30am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful close up ! Great capture.

1 Jul 2015 2:06pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Good shot! Magnificent specimen, no! rectify magnificent specimens (spider and flower)

1 Jul 2015 2:17pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

The perfect stage for that tetragnatha to make its appearance.... a very fine capture Steven.... the flower and spider share the focus quite nicely! Beautiful bokeh too!

1 Jul 2015 2:24pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

The spider's long legs with the beautiful background make a wonderful picture to post. Very well done.

1 Jul 2015 3:09pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Those are some long legs. Reminds me a bit of the daddy longlegs of my childhood which were probably Pholcidae. An amazing capture of this handsome beast.

1 Jul 2015 4:56pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful bright color and interesting details

1 Jul 2015 5:53pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Stunning photo!

1 Jul 2015 6:28pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

The flower is a beautiful setting for the arachnid. Great capture.

1 Jul 2015 7:05pm

Marc from Granby, Canada

Du soleil chez toi aujourd'hui.Bonne journée Steven

1 Jul 2015 9:20pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

A beautiful flower to highlight this fabulous spider ... Excellent close-up !!!

2 Jul 2015 12:55am

andrewfranz from Salt Lake City, United States

Great shot! Very nice DOF for both the spider and the flower.

2 Jul 2015 1:25am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Fine shot of the bug and bloom.

2 Jul 2015 1:27am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I have never seen a spider like that before. He is so large! Almost too close for my liking! A fabulous image!

2 Jul 2015 1:27am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Excellent shot of that little guy.

2 Jul 2015 3:10am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


2 Jul 2015 7:06am

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing capture of this insect. Great find. A fine shot. :)

3 Jul 2015 12:06pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

The shot is great as it is the find itself...but IF I were a flower...I wouldn't want such a visitor!

17 Jul 2015 7:42am

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