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Spiders leaving the cocoon

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That was a very small cocoon between Laurus leaves.

The young spiders were just beginning to leave.

Just see it "large" by selecting "all sizes" eventually.

 

Seeing the angle to catch it, I was not able to use a tripod.

So, I did the photo "hand held" and with a shallow DOF to have enough speed avoiding motion blur.

 

We can see the bodies and legs of all these small spiders (beeing each 1 or 2mm long). I've surrounded some with notes.

 

It is the second times that I see such a spectacle.

3 hours laters, the young spiders were everywhere and the cocoon had dissipeared.

 

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Taken on May 23, 2008