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January 9, 2008
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D70s
Shutter Speed
1/500 second
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F/16.0
Focal Length
105 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jul 3, 2007, 2:47:48 PM
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Argyroneta aquatica by Dark-Raptor Argyroneta aquatica by Dark-Raptor
This is probably the only spider specie in the world that spend its whole life underwater. They build there their webs, feed and breed. This is the only specie in the family Argyronetidae.
Here, in the picture, you can see how it transports oxygen from the water surface to his hideout, using hairs on his abdomens.
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:iconsofiaeramirez:
Featured in my profile :D
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:iconshalakazam:
sweet! this is an awesome shot! very cool and unique! how come your camera didn't bust underwater?:trout:
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Feb 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)

I put this little spider to small aquarium... I didn't need "Nikonos" underwater camera ;) :D
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:iconemilylynch:
sooo beautiful.
i had a few of these living in my pond last year :]
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:iconsh0ggy:
incredible species and shot :)
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:iconsh0ggy:
incredible species and shot :)
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Dolore Jan 9, 2008
wow, that's so fascinating! I wonder how you took this. :p
I've always liked spiders. 8)
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Jan 9, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D

I used aquarium. It is impossible to take shot like this in the river where I've found these spiders... except if I only had Nikonos underwater camera :D
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:iconwreakhav0c:
i love that speicies, tis so cool!
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:iconvarekai666:
wow! this is so very very clear! I like it a lot!
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