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LLOYDWRIGHT March 20, 2015
now we are talking. rock and roll
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onyanita March 23, 2015
human males are lucky then! LOL. What an amazing looking creature. Colours are wonderful.
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onyanita March 23, 2015
disco dancing Martin!!!!
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melissafarelli March 27, 2015
The detail is amazing... the design on his fan resembles a spider too
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Appleyes March 27, 2015
BLOOMIN HECK the pressure is on to perform from this guy hahahahahaha excellent shot as usual Martin
 
Capture-Life March 27, 2015
WOOOW ! bahahahaha you already know i LOOVE these guys . . . and NO ONE takes bug macros like YOU, my friend !!! Sure have missed you !! :):) hellooooo there Huge Hiney !!! he's doing yoga !!
 
Flosno June 11, 2015
After reading your "story line" I really do appreciate the beauty of this little fellow.....excellent capture Martin..thanks for sharing
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cmorisset July 14, 2015
Simply stunning and artful. Love it!
 
Flosno September 19, 2015
Great entry...voted
 
spidermanofnj October 21, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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lanakeen September 03, 2016
He sure is cute. I live in Australia and I am still to see one, hope I do. Great portfolio .
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edrobson January 06, 2018
Supercool image.
 
otisandalicereading January 06, 2018
Wow

Peacock Spider - Maratus volans - Display

(Maratus volans) This amazing and beautiful little spider is only 4 mm long. He is becoming quite well known around the world these days because of his amazing ...
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(Maratus volans) This amazing and beautiful little spider is only 4 mm long. He is becoming quite well known around the world these days because of his amazing courtship display. The Maratus or Peacock Spider family are only found in Australia, what makes them special apart from their beautiful appearance and intelligence, is it's courtship display. When a male (pictured above) sees a female, he immediately raises his third pair of legs, which have white hairs at the ends and waves them in the air to grab her attention. When he knows she is watching he extends his brightly colored abdominal flaps and raises his abdomen like a peacock (hence the name), he then proceeds to shake his abdomen and dance from side to side. While doing this dance he slowly gets closer and closer to the female, if successful the female will allow him to mate, if unsuccessful he becomes lunch. Here is a link video I recorded of this amazing display https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxK4zgzLNtE
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