, Jan 08 2013 11:26 AM
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:26 AM
I was photographing at some salt lakes on Sunday when I spotted a spider on a tree stump. Had the macro lens so took a few shots (had to get quite close, thank goodness it didnt move). When I uploaded I realised the "knobbly back" was actually its babies!!! Urggghhhhh. Its a wolf spider, and they adapt their appearance to the environment, hence it is white because of the salt....Wolf Spider carrying babies
, on Flickr
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:33 AM
Stunning photography but gosh that gives me the heeby jeebies.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:35 AM
LOL, seriously, once was bad enough but I've opened to this photo 3 times now and eeeek!!
It really is a fantastic shot though, well done!
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:36 AM
thats amazing! and terrifying!
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:37 AM
I'm not particularly spider phobic, but that really makes my skin crawl... fantastic photo though!
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:42 AM
I generally don't have an issue with spiders, but that makes me wants to vomit. So many eyes and spider babies :vom:
Stunning photo though
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:45 AM
Great capture! I remember once finding a spider & thought the same.. that it was a "knobbly back".. & on closer inspection it was babies - eeek!
Another time I stood on my bath mat, not realising a mum with babes on board were underneath.. until they scurried & sprawled out all over the floor!!
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:48 AM
I showed DH and he thought it was a fantastic shot until I told him what the bumpy bits were and he just flipped out
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:55 AM
Awwww, she's beautiful!
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:58 AM
It's a great photo but SO creepy!
I involuntarily shivered when I saw the topic in recent topics lol
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:58 AM
Fantastic capture! I used to be terrified of spiders until I started to fall in love with macro photography.
Can I just ask.. Which macro lens do you use and was this with natural lighting?
It's just amazing and I hope to capture images even half as good some day!
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:59 AM
What a fantastic photo!!
Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:01 PM
Thanks everyone, believe me, I shiverred when I realised what they were too!!
Teressa - using the Canon 100mm macro f2.8L. This was handheld, natural light 1/60 (the IS is great!) f11 ISO 800. Love this lens
Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:13 PM
Great detail - there is a photographer I follow on Project 365 who used to take photos almost exclusively of spiders and specifically jumping spiders who look a lot like this - so I am sort of immune to the whole spider thing
Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:46 PM
My Dh squashed one of these in our house and didnt realise it's back was all baby spiders. Oh my they spread everywhere it was disgusting .
Great capture, did you use a flash?
Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:05 PM
I like the jumping spiders, but they are tiny, this was much bigger! I have a new found respect for insects since taking up macro, so try not to kill unless I have have to.
I didnt use a flash as didnt take one with me (was mainly shooting landscapes).
Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:08 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:35 PM
That is a brilliant photograph and one which I would NEVER even attempt to take!
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:43 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:47 PM
That's beautiful! Slightly creepy but just amazing. Well done!
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:53 PM
Brilliant photo, but now I want to smack my screen with a shoe.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:57 PM
spiders are so cute
Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:55 PM
Spiders give me the heebie jeebies but I'm fascinated by this shot. Absolutely brilliant.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:14 AM
Thanks for all the comments ladies, just imagine having 100s of babies at once and carrying them around all day!!!
Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:27 AM
That's an awesome photo, lovely and sharp. OMG at the babies. I'm hoping that I can find a spider one day to photograph
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