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Spider feeding at night (Vivitar 100mm 2.8)

Discussion in 'Nature' started by uci2ci, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/82000474@N03/7822470570/" title="P8200031 by sam2c, on Flickr"> 7822470570_9202556406_h. "1600" height="1200" alt="P8200031"></a>
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  2. ante

    ante Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 15, 2012
    Fantastic shot! Is it stacked?

    I do not see the food either? :confused: 
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  3. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thank you

    No, no stacking here. I've never done that before. Im going to have to try it soon though!

    This spider has been nesting near my house under a light post for a while now. It keeps getting bigger and bigger. It could probably eat a small bird in a few months :biggrin:

    The food (or at least I think its food :confused: ) is that black blob near its mandibles....probably the gelatinous remains of another insect
  4. ante

    ante Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 15, 2012
    Oh, I see. Maybe something for this thread then? :rofl:


    Thanks for sharing this great shot! I wish my macros could come out like this.
  5. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    That's awesome.
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  6. Uwharrie

    Uwharrie Mu-43 Veteran

    May 10, 2012
    North Carolina
    Lynne Ezzell
    Nice! How did you light this?
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  7. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Its under a lamp post. I also shined it with my cellphone from a distance...kind of getting two tones of light as you can noticed. Not ideal, but I had to make it work :/
  8. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Whoa! This just jumps out at you. I like it a lot.:thumbup:
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  9. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Great shot, Sam!

    I love the clarity around his small eyes... somehow makes him look bigger than real life (I hope), like he could eat a Volkswagen.
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  10. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    nice shot ... and looks really scary! :) 

    would have loved the front legs to be in sharp as well, though. other than that nitpick, it looks great.
  11. ante

    ante Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 15, 2012
    I really hope it does not jump right out at you Bob! You'd most likely be terrified! It looks like a mean little spider(?) :wink:
  12. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
    Excellent detail and very good DOF.
  13. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Excellent image. I like that lens I have it in a Konica mount.
  14. wrjacobs

    wrjacobs Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 13, 2011
    Silver Spring, MD
    Good job with the lighting. I wonder what its food was. Here's one of mine: [​IMG]"365" height="500" alt="organic pest control"></a>[/IMG]
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