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Peacock Spider - Maratus volans

(Maratus volans - male) This picture is of the males Peacock spider during it's courtship display. This tiny spider is only 4mm long. When he sees a female he r...
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(Maratus volans - male) This picture is of the males Peacock spider during it's courtship display. This tiny spider is only 4mm long. When he sees a female he raises his third set of legs in the air and waves them to attract a female. When he has her attention he raises his abdomen and unfolds the yellow flaps and starts shaking it. While doing this he walks from side to side, it is very spectacular. Check out the video http:--www.flickr.com-photos-7901800@N03-10111992876- I could not post it onto Viewbug.
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Appleyes PRO+
 
Appleyes November 01, 2013
aaaarrrrr just when i was off to bed , ha ha ha ha ha , i am gonna have nightmares; i know what i will do, have another glass of wine , ha ha ha ha , by the way that's a great shot
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photosue50 November 01, 2013
Cool shot
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots November 01, 2013
Awesome capture!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 November 02, 2013
Another absolutely incredible shot! :)
paulwelch
 
paulwelch November 02, 2013
Beautiful
Ghafur
 
Ghafur November 02, 2013
oh my!
LLOYDWRIGHT
 
LLOYDWRIGHT November 04, 2013
you never fail to impress me.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita November 08, 2013
OMG...Emerald Eyes!!!! Amazing capture.
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana November 16, 2013
Nice macro!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 November 16, 2013
Love those eyes !! great macro !!
Pjerry PRO
 
Pjerry November 21, 2013
Marvellous
rose7
 
rose7 December 03, 2013
This is a wicked shot. His eyes creep me out though :)
AndreaE
 
AndreaE January 24, 2014
Crazy how you make such creepy critters look so beautiful!!
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Tomek February 03, 2014
Simply amazing macro! And the amount of detail, on such a tiny creature... speachless!
lindywalker
 
lindywalker February 03, 2014
fantastic colour and detail in this one!
Flosno
 
Flosno February 06, 2014
Voted
BarbaraThurlow
 
BarbaraThurlow February 10, 2014
Just brilliant!
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onyanita November 25, 2014
voted VB Image of the Year
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onyanita December 02, 2014
voted Image of the Year
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cmorisset February 16, 2016
Absolutely a masterpiece Martin. You're amazing!
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lccorbi May 06, 2016
great shot
JackieLa PRO
 
JackieLa May 14, 2016
Excellent shot!