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Spiders Abound

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

Everywhere you look, there seem to be spiders these days.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU for all of your kind comments on my photographs from the series from our photo guild's trip to the Coast. As you can imagine, there are tons more photographs from the trip. Some may come out when I get in a bind for something to post.

NIKON D300 1/320 second F/3.3 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

Barbara from Florida, United States

Selective focus and light are outstanding. It appears the spider glows from the inside. Superb shot, Jack.

9 Sep 2009 5:13am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5 stars

9 Sep 2009 5:16am

10Fraction from Rennes, France

it is gravitating on a wondefull background.I love this macro John

9 Sep 2009 5:25am

@10Fraction: Merci.

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


9 Sep 2009 6:04am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A drop-dead-gorgeous macro. You've made this spider glow from within and without....and look at that Batik design on it's back! Very special!!!

9 Sep 2009 6:28am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

WOW! The shot is perfect. Great macro !

9 Sep 2009 6:31am

kerfendal from Paris, France

i like the transparency through the animal, great pic

9 Sep 2009 7:07am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

She has really special colors, great macro!

9 Sep 2009 7:48am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Really quite handsome....even tho I have a fear of the spider I can still appreciate the beauty!! This is a beauty shot!!!

9 Sep 2009 7:54am

mseguid from Spain

Beautiful macro. Sharp detail. Perspective OK.

9 Sep 2009 7:59am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

I have one just like this outside my window right at this moment! I doubt I'd ever manage to get such an excellent photo of it as this, though.. butyuo have inspired me to have a go later!

9 Sep 2009 8:41am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Beautiful. Love how the spider seems to be sunlit. And the inclusion of the web adds a perspective to the shot.

9 Sep 2009 8:43am

Mhélène from Paris, France

magnificent ! Such beautiful light , color , details ...!!!

9 Sep 2009 9:00am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! WOW! This is awesome! I love everything about this - it's all perfect!
The angle and light is superb!
Thumbs up!!!

9 Sep 2009 9:08am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Ouch! A fine shot!

9 Sep 2009 9:20am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou, France

J'aime beaucoup cette Epeire. Bonne journée.

9 Sep 2009 10:36am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

A superb macro!

9 Sep 2009 11:17am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

WOO Hoo you caught it well, thanks for the shivers shudders....

9 Sep 2009 11:28am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

a wonderful shot, fantastic lighting!

9 Sep 2009 11:41am

aj.binam from tehran, Iran

Light is good and beautiful

9 Sep 2009 12:27pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

The light is really beautiful ... as if the spider swallowed a light bulb ... excellent!

9 Sep 2009 12:53pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I like the details on the web. Very nice angle too.

9 Sep 2009 1:20pm

k@ from Paris, France

That light through her body ! Stunning **

9 Sep 2009 1:27pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Superb shot

9 Sep 2009 1:41pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Jack, this macro is fantastic ! I remember not so long ago you had another one and you said it was moving, you could not take a good shot . For this one, I can tell it was so proud to pose for your great shot . Bravo !

9 Sep 2009 2:19pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine close up of this interesting looking spider. I like how you also caught a bit of web here and there.
A very successful image!

9 Sep 2009 2:47pm

Manel from Girona, Spain

"john4jack from Corvallis, United States
Fantastic macro; one of the very best that I have seen. Perfectly processed."

That was you kind comment for my spider photo some times ago ( see portfolio). Now I can say something simmilar. Exellent macro Jack, my five stars today's photo. See you on

9 Sep 2009 2:58pm

@Manel: Gracias, mi amigo.

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Superb! I don't care for spiders, but this is quite a beauty. Fabulous macro, Jack! Five stars.

9 Sep 2009 4:29pm

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

Great macro!

9 Sep 2009 4:32pm

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Great macro, nice details ! Woow !

9 Sep 2009 5:13pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, my! What a glorious spider!

9 Sep 2009 5:31pm

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

This is a big one! beautiful light!

9 Sep 2009 5:33pm

@Yvonne Simons: Actually not that big (but bigger than the last one); the macro makes it look larger than it was.

Yvon from Orleans, France

Wonderful macro shot

9 Sep 2009 5:36pm

MJ from Delaware, United States

great macro.... great patterns and markings....

9 Sep 2009 5:56pm

Ajay from Pune, India

After a long time... a really beautiful macro.

9 Sep 2009 6:24pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Yes, the late summer seems to bring them out in heavy numbers. Walking in parts of my backyard is a web-hazard lately.

9 Sep 2009 7:11pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Oh !! i don't like spider (as a lot of woman, i know...) but i must admit that it's a fantastic capture. Light is really gorgous and DOF perfect.

9 Sep 2009 7:58pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

The light shining through her is fabulous. I love the angle here, and the great selective focus. very well done =)

9 Sep 2009 8:06pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wow ,wonderful sharpness ,jack ,a beautiful spider shot !!
friendships !

9 Sep 2009 8:40pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Spectacular, Jack. Cinq etoiles!

9 Sep 2009 9:03pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

fabulous shot pleased we dont see that many spiders I hate them

9 Sep 2009 9:12pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great catch Jack......wonderful detail, right down to the web......Nice one!!

9 Sep 2009 10:29pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

The light is wonderful on this spider. A great picture!

9 Sep 2009 10:58pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

GREAT shot, but I'm happy he's in YOUR neighborhood, not mine! :D

9 Sep 2009 11:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful image. I like the detail right down to the little leg hairs.

10 Sep 2009 12:36am

Mangesh from Tokyo, Japan

Excellent capture. Love the light!

10 Sep 2009 12:41am

Denise from Duncannon, United States

Aren't they great to watch? I tried to shoot one the other nigh using an LED red light by our front door, the light holde (our son) was too shaky. Didn't get any good shots.

10 Sep 2009 1:20am

willow from Chelsea, United States

Wow! The lighting is superb! He (she?) glows. Absolutely amazing.

10 Sep 2009 1:28am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wow! wonderful light here! She really glows! Spiders are just so cool, I love them! (outdoors, of course!)

10 Sep 2009 2:26am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States


10 Sep 2009 2:34am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Coincidentally it is the same here. Seems like the population has exploded this year. Mind you ours are not anywhere near as photogenic as yours. Great backlighting.

10 Sep 2009 2:39am

@Lee: Thanks. It seems to me that backlighting is almost essential for spiders.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful detail in this close-up! And the light that penetrates the legs adds an interesting effect.

10 Sep 2009 3:38am

Mahboubeh from Raleigh, United States

wonderful! well done !

10 Sep 2009 3:39am

masoud from tehran, Iran

this is great macro , well done

10 Sep 2009 4:44am

@masoud: Thank you.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

amazing pov!!!

10 Sep 2009 3:31pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! The light is magnificent in this one!! Love his markings! Very interesting looking creature and although I hate spiders this one is very "handsome" ;)

11 Sep 2009 4:26am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Joli sur ce fond gris et cette lumière qui la traverse

11 Sep 2009 5:37am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Cool shot...fine you say there sure was a lot of spiders this year ,i live by a river and my patio was full..broom them out a few times...had too...

11 Sep 2009 3:56pm

Jen from St. George, United States

Wow! The light, the dof, the angle, the details, everything... This is awesome Jack! :)

11 Sep 2009 4:17pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

this one is truly spectacular! I saw several of these when I stayed at Sooke Harbour House in Sooke Harbour, BC. I found them fascinating even though I usually am terrified of spiders. These ones moved so seldom and so slowly that I took time to give them a good look

12 Sep 2009 3:36am

@Diane Schuller: I love Sooke. We have bicycled the Galloping Goose Trail from Victoria to there.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Très belle prise dans une lumière extraordinaire

12 Sep 2009 8:03am

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Awesome shot!!!!

14 Sep 2009 10:01pm

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

wonderful and impressive, great clarity

20 Sep 2009 10:26am