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Tiny Spider

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 9 August 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Recently I spotted this tiny spider (the photograph doesn't begin to show how tiny it was). The real difficulty in taking the shot was that nothing would stay still.

NIKON D300 1/60 second F/8.0 ISO 800 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent macro

9 Aug 2009 5:35am

Dulcie from Danville, United States

Beautiful details...I'm awestruck when I see something like this up close.

9 Aug 2009 7:03am

@Dulcie: Thank you.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This one is cool, its not easy to shoot stuff like this and you have done a good job.

9 Aug 2009 7:47am

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you.

Kasra from Tabriz, Iran


9 Aug 2009 8:15am

@Kasra: Thank you.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

and yet you shot a fantastic macro of it...may be small but with all that hair, big creepy factor ;)

9 Aug 2009 9:22am

@Lorraine: Thank you.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

A wonderful capture !! Colors and DOF are great !

9 Aug 2009 10:00am

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Merci.

khadi from New Delhi, India

Amazing. The detail in this is exquisite. A five star photo in my opinion.

9 Aug 2009 10:06am

@khadi: Thank you.

zOOm from Paris, France

Amazing structure of the web cob.

9 Aug 2009 10:21am

@zOOm: Merci.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

The web is just amazing! Great color and detail! Well done.

9 Aug 2009 12:06pm

@Betty: Thank you.

Mozhde from mashhad, Iran

Tiny and dngerous .....

9 Aug 2009 12:10pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

With all those legs moving and the web too, it's a wonderful capture, Jack.

9 Aug 2009 12:13pm

@Judy: Thanks, Judy.

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Good eye Jack. I know what you mean. I have tried several times to capture some of natures smaller insects. You have done remakably well in this shot. Great job.

9 Aug 2009 1:05pm

@Lee: Thanks, Lee.

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Well done!

9 Aug 2009 1:25pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

...and this is why I prefer the city ;-)
Great shot Jack, although it scares the living daylight out of me!

9 Aug 2009 1:36pm

@bluechameleon: If you saw how tiny he was, I don't think that it would have been scary.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Great macro. The intricate pattern detail of the web I find interesting. You did well considering some movement. I laugh at bluechameleon's comment. Don't tell but they do have spiders in the city.

9 Aug 2009 1:50pm

@Barbara: They are worse, I think, in the city.

don from Spokane, United States

Despite the movement problem you still got a very detailed and focused image. This is an amazing macro to get an image with him this large. Very well done.

9 Aug 2009 2:06pm

@don: Thanks, Don.

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great image Jack - even though everything was moving - you did a great job with the clarity! Wonderful - even though this guy is tiny - he looks well fed! Keep up the awesome work and have a great weekend!

9 Aug 2009 2:31pm

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott. Hope that your weekend is going well.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

splendid macro, jack, rendering the fabric is superb!

9 Aug 2009 3:37pm

@marc battault: Merci.

susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderful image jack......despite the movement!!! Guess you need to find one of these indoors, where there isn't the slightest breeze, huh???? Great job working with what you had!!!

9 Aug 2009 4:37pm

@susan: Thanks, Susan.

k@ from Paris, France

°°°°°° = 6 eyes for the Miss I guess, and I don't have enough of mine to admire this gorgeous photo and its perfect lighting. One of the most beautiful pic I saw today on the... web ! :)

9 Aug 2009 5:06pm

@k@: Merci, Karine.

Matt from Stamford, United States

Great Shot! The detail is fantastic!

9 Aug 2009 5:13pm

@Matt: Thanks, Matt.

mo.langel from ., Switzerland

Wonderful macro! Beautiful spider!

9 Aug 2009 5:45pm

@mo.langel: Merci, Mo. Glad to see that you are back.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super closeup Jack . Yes, they move too much , but it is still great macro !

9 Aug 2009 6:43pm

@MARIANA: Thanks, Mariana. Basically it was a fun thing to do. It also was a way to practice and none macro skills. Rarely do I shoot something this small. To be technically accurate, I am more of a close-up shooter than a true 1:1 macro shooter.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I love all the little hairs you were able to capture here! Of course the lighting is excellent!

9 Aug 2009 7:07pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy.

Veronelle from Lens, France

great macro

9 Aug 2009 8:38pm

@Veronelle: Merci.

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice shot. Nice golden light

9 Aug 2009 8:54pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Great macro! He is furry!

10 Aug 2009 12:49am

@PD: Thank you.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Yikes. I don't like spiders, but good shot of this creepy crawly. ;-))

10 Aug 2009 1:00am

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barb.

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Amazing capture. The spider is nearly upstaged by his web.

10 Aug 2009 2:29am

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

It looks huge :-). Great capture.

10 Aug 2009 2:33am

@Hema Iyer: Thank you. It was about 3mm long.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

the "glow" is fabulous..... nice capture

10 Aug 2009 4:22am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Great shot - well done Jack ,

10 Aug 2009 4:24am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

great macro, well done.

10 Aug 2009 11:27am

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Perfect macro shot!

10 Aug 2009 12:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A superb macro. I like all the web in the composition.

10 Aug 2009 4:20pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

A small "Epeire"... Araneus diadematus... beautiful macro and light.
I have a similar here, but 15 mm long

12 Aug 2009 12:11pm