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Shadders?  On me lungs?
Comments(2) # Shadders? On me lungs? london e17

This spider saw me coming and snuck round the other side of an Iris leaf whilst forgetting just how translucent they are. This stretching out along the length of a leaf or branch is a characteristic camouflage tactic of this species, the Tetragnatha extensa, and it's wonderful to watch them as they rush from their web to adopt this long slim stick shape on anearby stick or leaf. They're also known as the Long Jawed Spider, prsumably due to the appearance of their two front legs which curve out giving a jaw like appearance. Maybe that has to be seen to be understood.....I'll try and get a shot for you. Canon EOS 5D
150 mm
200 ISO
1/200 sec
f 5.6
Flash: Not Fired