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#1 Millie71

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 by milbs1, on Flickr

#2 password123

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

Stunning photography but gosh that gives me the heeby jeebies.

#3 Peanut

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!!   ffear.gif

It really is a fantastic shot though, well done!

#4 mumofsky

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

thats amazing! and terrifying!

#5 PixieVee

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

I'm not particularly spider phobic, but that really makes my skin crawl... fantastic photo though!

#6 MintyBiscuit

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 original.gif

#7 Kaonashi

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!!

#8 Jupiter123

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:48 AM

Awesome photo  biggrin.gif  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  laugh.gif

#9 sparassidae

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:55 AM

Awwww, she's beautiful!

#10 TillyTake2

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

#11 Bryden

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!

Teressa

#12 Therese

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:59 AM

What a fantastic photo!!

#13 Millie71

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 original.gif

#14 Sentient Puddle

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 biggrin.gif

#15 winkywonkeydonkey

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?

#16 Millie71

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).

#17 :-) Bec

Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

ffear.gif ffear.gif ffear.gif  

THAT is disgusting Shirl!



Although such a brilliant capture! The 100mm f/2.8 is amazing. I don't have the L but it is hands down my favourite lens. Although for that, I'd have wanted the 180mm!! Do they make 500mm macro lenses? laughing2.gif

#18 tickly_rain

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

That is a brilliant photograph and one which I would NEVER even attempt to take!

#19 magicalmum

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:43 PM

Beautiful photo!

#20 noi'mnot

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

That's beautiful! Slightly creepy but just amazing. Well done!

#21 Ellen D

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

Brilliant photo, but now I want to smack my screen with a shoe.

#22 Iliketoflounce

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

spiders are so cute wub.gif

#23 winkwink

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

Spiders give me the heebie jeebies but I'm fascinated by this shot.  Absolutely brilliant.

#24 Millie71

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!!!

#25 mummy26

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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