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isn't she gorgeous!

By CarolG  
I spotted this gorgeous little orange-bodied jumping spider amongst the bougainvillea yesterday, and spent about 15 minutes trying to get her to stay still long enough for me to photograph her. She was as tiny as the blunt end of a pencil, and I would have missed her had she not had such a brightly coloured body. I hope you like her as much as I do, she may be a spider, but to me a very beautiful and appealing one.

Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
19 May 2009 5:58AM
absolutely stunning Carol

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dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 6:00AM
excellent macro capture Carol, with nice detail.
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
19 May 2009 6:04AM
Excellent set Carol,you did well to see it.Well done.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
19 May 2009 6:18AM
Awesome macro Carol...He looks like he has 4 eyes...This is an excellent set....Sandy
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
19 May 2009 6:24AM
Incredible macros. Such detail.
JudeC 11 6 3 England
19 May 2009 6:36AM
Very beatiful - super macro work - are you sure its a she? She looks to have a full beard and mustache! Jude.
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
19 May 2009 6:41AM
How cute Carol . I don't usually like spiders but this one made me smile . Your macro photography is first class xxx
madbilly 9 1 4 England
19 May 2009 6:53AM
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek !
greatdog 10 21 England
19 May 2009 6:54AM
V3 for me Carol,Dane.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
19 May 2009 6:55AM
Look me into my eyes, a little hairy cracker

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
19 May 2009 6:56AM
In answer to the question in the title ..... well, No!! But it is undoubtledly a brilliant set of images.
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
19 May 2009 6:58AM
A very attractive spider Carol, even I love this little tiny one, far more handsome that the one that flew out from behind my cabinet last night, huge, black and horrid

Nicky x
9 10 10 England
19 May 2009 7:02AM
What stunnung detail - like all 4 but I do think v2 is my favourite.
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 7:21AM
Beautiful colours and textures Carol. You get such wonderful shots of these tiny creatures.

GrahamNobles 10 9 4 England
19 May 2009 7:21AM
Great set of headlights.
19 May 2009 7:25AM
Great close ups Carol.. v3 my fav

19 May 2009 7:30AM
outstanding macros carol
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
19 May 2009 7:38AM
These are fabulous Carol, such outstanding work, all four are just superb.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 7:44AM
fabulous set of images and he is cute
19 May 2009 7:58AM
Another set, of amazingly well detailed shot.
Ray42 10 3 England
19 May 2009 8:02AM
Excellent shots - good macro work
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1916 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 8:07AM
She's the Incredible Bearded Lady! Sweet and adorable, as only a spider can be.
MandsH 11 England
19 May 2009 8:18AM
She's lovely
VIKI 11 18 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 8:23AM
Well spotted and taken!
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
19 May 2009 8:26AM
I am not sure you will have too many agreeing with the title Carol but as ever these are startling close-ups.

Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 8:28AM
4 excellent macro images Carol, superb detail in all of them. Great stuff.
BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 8:41AM
4 Stunning images.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 8:52AM
I agree cute But have I got this right 4 eyes??
Kenfromsot 9 57 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 9:32AM
Beautiful macro capture.
top class macro,well done carol.ray
piccy 11 8 Wales
19 May 2009 10:01AM
She's very appealing in all the shots on the screen, much better than real life, lol. Very well taken.
19 May 2009 10:20AM
Brilliant as always . Gill
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
19 May 2009 10:37AM
A real beauty Carol Smile cracking detail.
Cormy 10 3 England
19 May 2009 10:53AM
They are getting creepier and crawlier Carol,but they are good.
19 May 2009 10:56AM
Beautifully composed set of macro shots with excellent pin sharp detail and lovely colours. Stunning.
ringyneck 11 315 18 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 10:58AM
............."She was as tiny as the blunt end of a pencil,"........................HOW BIG - HOW some macro ..Brilliant shots...awesome detail...and great flowers as well.

LV426 9 7 4 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 11:58AM
Stunning close-up.
Love the datails and colours in your picture.
Fantastic work.
Morpyre Plus
13 1.6k 8 Wales
19 May 2009 12:11PM
i agree gorgeous - those textures and colours are wonderful but gosh what a mix of emotions too - firstly she looked the size of a bird eating spider which makes me shiver and cringe like crazy - then the description of "jumping spider" - not good but i gradually calmed when you said she is the size of the end of a spider. stunning set of photographs, beautiful flowers and colours.
i shall however stick to money spiders - i'm cool with them Grin

peter "morpyre" turner
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
19 May 2009 12:25PM
The details in this are incredible....she is a little beauty for sure!
19 May 2009 12:29PM
Stunning images superb close ups, great work. Gary
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
19 May 2009 12:52PM
Fantastic macro work Carol

cheesey 11 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 1:54PM
Cracking set of shots, nice work.
KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 2:04PM
19 May 2009 2:25PM
Great micro work Carol.
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 2:27PM
These leave me totally speechless
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 2:33PM
Stunning detailed macro shots especially in V1 Ina
derekv 10 3 England
19 May 2009 2:42PM
Superbly detailed macros, Carol. Nothing has changed here at the moment, thanks for asking.
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 3:15PM
Gorgeous, detailed image...she/he is a real cutie......excellent work as usual Carol
Arty 14 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 3:16PM
Well spotted, well taken, and superb presentation.
franfoto 10 2 32 England
19 May 2009 3:59PM
4 of the best here Carol, #1 is my favourite...looks like she's got 4 eyes Smile The detail in all of these is superb.
casson 12 3 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 6:06PM
Superb capture, I wondered if it has two eyes or four.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
19 May 2009 6:35PM
Awesome macro, Carol. We've got bourgainvilleas and looking at Pic 2, you got VERY close indeed. Kudos.

A Smile
glyndwr 10 66 10 Wales
19 May 2009 6:43PM
Awesome detail.

Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
19 May 2009 6:46PM
Four great images Carol
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 6:58PM
crikey - I found a spider in my youngest sons bathroom as I was trying to paint for him but couldnt kill it couldnt put it outside (dont like spiders) put a glass over it and left my son to deal
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
19 May 2009 7:09PM
cant agree about gorgeous, v1 for me.lesley
goso 11 2 1 Australia
19 May 2009 7:25PM
"I only have eyes for you" - great macro's Carol - horrible
19 May 2009 8:06PM
Good macro images, but only had a quick look because I really do not like spiders.
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 8:16PM
She's certainly striking Carol and she picked a beautiful flower for her boudior,
vandalp 10
19 May 2009 8:52PM
Amazing set of pic's carol, I don't know how you find them.
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 8:55PM
Great set really like V3.
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
19 May 2009 9:03PM
all excellent - cant pick between them
microchip 10 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 9:10PM
Super macro shots, not keen on spiders but you have made look quite beautiful and excellent detail Carol,
Tigress 10 Scotland
19 May 2009 9:48PM
Wow- detail amazing. They are not my most favourite creatures but having shared a shower in India with jumping ones am a bit more relaxed now. Still don't like the really hairy ones.
Great macro shots- first class!
sable 9 9 7 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 10:18PM
Wow Carol you have once more posted a fabulous set of images - your 'insect' shots are so interesting - beautiful colour and detail on everyone - well presented - Elizabeth
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
19 May 2009 10:24PM
Fantastic set of images! Seeing your images, Carol has not only inspired me but taught me to take a closer look at the little creatures. Many are loathed but if looked at very carefully, one sees the beauty each has to offer.! Patti
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 11:07PM
I run too fast to see the details, lol.
These are wonderful, and your composition on each is excellent. I have to agree that she is quite beautiful.....for a spider.
susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
20 May 2009 12:02AM
Well done you to get such a close up! the detail is great and yes she is beautiful even if she has got four eyes!!!

Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
20 May 2009 12:36AM
Carol , this little chap has to be one of my favourtes so far,,
Great eye contact,,,Lol,,
Brilliant as ever ,,

jgmford 10 England
20 May 2009 2:11AM
Stunning close up series of Macro captures, love the detail and great colours. He great not so little chap.
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
20 May 2009 9:18AM
A stunning series Carol - wonderful detail and colours. What a fascinating little spider. You are so lucky to have these colourful little bugs to hand! Love all 4 shots, but V3 has to be my favourite.
20 May 2009 12:15PM
your right
Ayelet_A 9 11 3 Israel
20 May 2009 7:54PM
She is a beauty, and extremely tiny - still not sure about friendly Wink
Stunning captures.

exposure Plus
13 5.7k England
20 May 2009 10:23PM
Beautiful detailed Images Carol and presentations.
DaveCole 10 152 Wales
21 May 2009 8:12AM
Lovely shot,well caught...
Portknockie 13 48 Scotland
21 May 2009 4:21PM
Great detail and the comp is spot on....

DaveEC 8
21 May 2009 5:50PM
Absolutely amazing. Well done Carol.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
21 May 2009 11:12PM
A fantastic set of macro shots, the detail is amazing and the colours are glorious.
CherryMartin 10 10 United States
22 May 2009 3:08AM
Great shots, he's kind of cute.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
22 May 2009 11:13PM
Here's 99, hope it makes the 100, certainly worth it, an excellent set Carol,
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
26 May 2009 7:18AM
Brilliant close up - amazing details one wouldn't see without the camera - your camera!

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