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Studio stack: Pachygnatha clercki ♂, Tetragnathidae

Size: 6 mm (inlcuding chelicerae)

 

Posting this studio stacked image taken in early 2012 to celebrate that my book "Bugs Up Close" is now available in English from Amazon and elsewhere: amazon.com: www.amazon.com/Bugs-Up-Close-Magnified-Incredible/dp/1629... and amazon.co.uk: www.amazon.co.uk/Bugs-Up-Close-Magnified-Incredible/dp/16...

 

I haven't seen the English print version yet, but can only hope the print/production quality is on par with the Swedish, Finnish and Danish editions.

 

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This little spider was found in the winter while searching for hibernating bugs (two years ago). I shot it in the field as documented in this video clip from the occasion: youtu.be/EpbCngGAIkA. I brought the specimen with me for ID. It was preserved in the freezer for a few months.

 

Stacked from 301 images in Zerene Stacker. Canon 5DmkII, Nikon PB-6 bellows, Mitutoyo M Plan Apo 10/0,28, morfanon tube lens.

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Uploaded on December 13, 2014