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The Metaphid, the Green Bug and Me

Metaphidippus 1/8--1/4 inch aka Jumping Spider

This tiny spider was busy, sitting on a daisy petal chomping away at some sort of green bug. If you look closely, you will see that he used 2 of his 8 eyes to keep track of ME.

Note, also, at this close distance the dof is VERY short, shallow, narrow.......Daisy petal was a perfect background----

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron 180 mm Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Metaphid, the Green Bug and ME
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:11 Sep 2012 - 12:13 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Humour / fun, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Specialist / abstract, Wildlife / nature
Votes:75

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 12:19 AM

Great macro shot with the focus spot on just where required: and I'm guessing that's your reflection I'm seeing in the two larger eyes, Jenn, since you include ME in the title?
Ronnie.

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 12:21 AM

Surprised to hear about eight eyes Jenn.
I had a boss in the railway like that.
He always saw EVERYTHING I did !!
Super shot.
Mick.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
11 Sep 2012 - 12:27 AM

Excellent captures Jenn, the beautiful spider and you,
Fred.

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 12:36 AM

Your knowledge is amazing and most interesting.
Yes I can see you in the eyes - how wonderful is that.
And the other eyes doing other tasks!

My husband and I could do with eight eyes each to watch our grandchildren.
They set out for school this morning, fed and fresh but Harrison (4) saw some freshly spilled paint in an underpass
and got himself covered in black paint. One of his sisters went to assist and got herself covered in paint !
After a scrub with white spirit, my hubby took them to school again!
Then he got into a scrap with a boy at playtime and came home covered in blood!
oh yes we could use eight eyes.
At least I've learned something with your nature lesson Jenn!
KateGrinGrinGrin

saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 12:37 AM

What fantastic and lovely macro shot indeed,very well done,
saeid

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 12:40 AM

fine processing and I hope you kept as many eyes on him just in case he wanted to jump at you !

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 12:44 AM

A fascinating macro. The spider looks almost jeweled.
-\=Walter

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 1:34 AM

Amazing detail. Even in the eyes. Excellent image Jenn..........Sandy

Margaret101
11 Sep 2012 - 3:00 AM

As much as I hate spiders, this is a pretty amazing shot. !!

tonyguitar
11 Sep 2012 - 4:17 AM

As Walter said...'' The spider looks almost jeweled. ''

I think he could be popular as a brooch. Table manners aside, you sure do make him look his best. TG

marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 4:43 AM

I can't believe my eyes (or his). A stunning shot Jenn such wonderful detail and to capture your reflection in his eyes, just marvellous.

canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 - 5:54 AM

Fantastic macro Jenn
Jim

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 7:02 AM


Quote: A fascinating macro. The spider looks almost jeweled.
-\=Walter

Yes I agree.

Albert

NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 7:57 AM

Great macro work ,as you say dof runs off so quickly but your focus on the shallow plane is spot on,will recognize you anywhere now ,from the reflection.SmileWink

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 8:07 AM

Perfect focus, excellent reflections and a simple but extrememely well done image, Jenn.

Dave

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 8:22 AM

aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh!
bit of a shock to see this before breaky !

gingerdelight
11 Sep 2012 - 8:53 AM

How superb! Well captured Jenn!
Carol

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 9:38 AM

I'd have let you borrow my MP-E lens for this one Jenn.......Imagine the results you could have gotten, never mind it's still a fine image all the same.

Ade

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 10:35 AM

Looks like a little Leopard in the thumbnail and can't help but feel might well share the same attitude when it comes to its prey! Great shot and the reflections of you in those eyes are quite amazing.

Ann

paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 11:41 AM

Spot on capture.
Matt

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 11:54 AM

Fantastic macro Jennn.
Ron

exposure
exposure e2 Member 101307 forum postsexposure vcard England
11 Sep 2012 - 11:55 AM

Beautiful macro detail Jennn...lovely sharp eye detail & catchlights.
Pauline.

Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
11 Sep 2012 - 12:30 PM

Brilliant clarity and captured......Grin

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 1:33 PM

What amazing clarity in the eyes - very well taken; it's a superb image and I love it against the white background.
Ann

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 2:03 PM

Cracking detail where it needs to be Jenn,
Geoff.

JohnChambersPhotography

Amazing shot, great control needed and you did just that, top class image.

John

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32903 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 4:02 PM

A macro photograph of the highest quality Jenn, stunning colour, crisp well defined detail, pin sharp focusing, and superbly composed.

Regards Nathan

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43625 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 4:45 PM

Is that you we can see in the big eyes, Jennn? This is an amazing image, especially as you were using NikonTongue He! He!
Would make an interesting brooch in precious metals and stones (without the snack, though)

Malc

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
11 Sep 2012 - 4:51 PM

These little jumping spiders are great creatures and very brave too, that can jump a vast distance to catch their prey, a very good macro shot of this one green fly as well, well done a top shot you have here hope you do well, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 5:07 PM

That Jennn, is so different, a tiny 'thingy' captured so well and all that detail...Wow!
Lillian

Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 5:29 PM

Beautiful Jenn

AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
11 Sep 2012 - 7:39 PM

What superb detail! Ann.

jdinne
jdinne  11 England
11 Sep 2012 - 7:56 PM

Stunning Jenn, great capture.

John

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
11 Sep 2012 - 8:40 PM

What a fantastic and lovely macro image

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91892 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 8:50 PM

oOOo - love those eyes.Smile

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 9:19 PM


Quote: OOOo - love those eyes.Smile

awesome picture

bromley-smith
11 Sep 2012 - 9:36 PM

Amazing macro Jenn, superb photography.
Tony

jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 430 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 11:57 PM

It's pretty much all been said but this is a superb image Jenn with the sharp focus at just the right place.
Jason

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 - 6:40 PM

First class makro... IB

reflectionsinlight

the use of white blows me away,nice soft shadow and great detail

DitoInacio
14 Sep 2012 - 11:21 PM

Marvelous! What to say? Beautiful shot and great work!

regards

Dito

Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 12:56 AM

In the thumbnail I did think this looked like a stalking leopard,,,,better go get the glasses.
This is a stunning macro,,dinner and all.

Aidan,,

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 3:04 PM

A marvellous piece of macrowork Jennnn, superb focussing and detail

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
16 Sep 2012 - 3:36 PM

impressive!

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