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Spined Micrathena
Micrathene gracilis

A bizarre critter, this spider was making her way to one of the Star Cucumber tendrils some of you may remember. I like how delicately she used her legs to move along. Note: she has some of her eyes watching my lens! ( a huge eye)
V2 is a more sinister view of this spider-- reminded me of HULK-- she measures about 1/2 inch)

Micrathena likes to capture her prey in a well made circular web hung across paths. Once captured she will kill her prey with a bite and wrap it ail in silk made in that pointy abdomen!


Thank you to Eileen, Johnlw and Leontari for UAs on my previous image, very much appreciated!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di Model (B01) Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Sep 2013 - 12:14 AM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:220
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Return detected
White Balance:Auto
Title:Spined Micrathena
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:3 Sep 2013 - 10:35 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Spider, Sports / action, Wildlife / nature
Votes:83
Variant - ReportVariant - Report

Comments

senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 10:43 PM

what a terrific a beast; .. excellent macros here

Last Modified By senn at 3 Sep 2013 - 10:43 PM
User_Removed
3 Sep 2013 - 10:44 PM

Never seen one like this, stunning detail, two excellent captures.

JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
3 Sep 2013 - 10:51 PM

What an amazing spider! Fascinating!
JNC

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 - 10:54 PM

Fantastic shots. Amazing spider. Cathy

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 10:56 PM

This is a most bizarre looking spider. I've never seen anything like it.
-=\Walter

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
3 Sep 2013 - 10:59 PM

Excellent detail captured in these 2 super macro's Jenn,
Fred.

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
3 Sep 2013 - 11:00 PM

Stunning detail and capture!
Effrossini

TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 - 11:13 PM

Really bizarre but great image, Jenn.
Tony

johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 11:24 PM

As you say bizarre but he makes a cracking image well done regards John.

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 - 11:30 PM

Great capture Smile

Eileen

NobbytheNobster

Wow! what an amazing creature and capture! Fantastic!

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 11:51 PM

Straight from the film Alien this critter Jenn !!
Great shots.
Mick.

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2013 - 11:58 PM

Nice Images!! I like them a lot!!

achieverswales
4 Sep 2013 - 12:15 AM

Stunning clarity, I have never seen one of these before Jenn.

Regards

Trev.

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 12:16 AM

The weirdest looking creature - very scary but what great images.
KateGrinGrinGrin

Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
4 Sep 2013 - 12:46 AM

Bbbrrrr, it gives me goosebumps...Extraordinary shots, Jenn.
You must be very brave. Wink
M

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 3:59 AM

Scary stuff, a new one on me, too, excellent detail and clarity, Jenn.

Dave

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
4 Sep 2013 - 4:35 AM

Excellent photos of this weird but lovely spider Jenn !!

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1680 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom75 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 6:30 AM

Amazing creature, very well captured with excellent detail.
Nigel

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:08 AM

You live in a place that produces that???????
What an incredible looking critter

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:29 AM

An amazing portrait of this fascinating creature.

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:30 AM

This image is just amazing, Jenn!
Looks like something from a different world but, then again, I suppose it is!
An excellent photograph.

Richard

Last Modified By DicksPics at 4 Sep 2013 - 7:31 AM
fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:35 AM

What a strange critter and expertly photographed.

Albert

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 9:22 AM

Just about one of the ugliest creatures that I think I have ever seen Jennn, but these are superb shots of it.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 10:42 AM

Excellent, Jennifer. Well captured.

Lavina

AlexAppleby
4 Sep 2013 - 12:37 PM

Goodness what a beastie - bravely captured!!!

boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2013 - 12:45 PM

Fantastic

Hazelmouse
4 Sep 2013 - 3:05 PM

Very disturbing! But so well observed and photographed.

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 4:58 PM

Wow....how scary is that, it gives me the shivers...well captured, you are way braver than meGrinGrin

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 5:32 PM

certainly the weirdest spider I have ever seen!!

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85907 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 5:59 PM

This is a peach of an Arachnoid image

Well done on the award front

Adrian

marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 6:53 PM

What a fascinating looking creature Jenn, I'm not sure I'd pick this one up however, and spiders really don't bother me. Two great and informative shots.

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 6:56 PM

A bizarre and fascinating spider and these are simply STUNNING shots of her, Jennnn.

Major KUDOS on these.

Andrew

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 7:07 PM

OOOErrrr! Grand shot great clarity and vibrance

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 8:40 PM

A new one to me - prefer V2 Jennn.

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8754 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1587 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 10:17 PM

At first, I thought it was a spider with some kind of prey, and was really surprised at its shape, most peculiar.

Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
5 Sep 2013 - 3:04 AM

Two excellent images with great macro and detail....Grin

jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 432 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2013 - 7:06 PM

What a weird creature but great to see and expertly captured Jenn
Jason

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
6 Sep 2013 - 5:24 AM

The first time I see such a spider ... amazing creationSmile
Regards Valery

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2013 - 10:08 PM

What an unusual looking spider Jenn, it looks like something from another planet

thelooneybishop
11 Sep 2013 - 11:09 PM

Amazing looking spider.

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2013 - 9:55 AM

God's fantasy is amazing me every day anew.
What a critter!
Johanna

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