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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----
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?
Surprised to hear about eight eyes Jenn.
I had a boss in the railway like that.
He always saw EVERYTHING I did !!
Excellent captures Jenn, the beautiful spider and you,
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!
What fantastic and lovely macro shot indeed,very well done,
fine processing and I hope you kept as many eyes on him just in case he wanted to jump at you !
A fascinating macro. The spider looks almost jeweled.
Amazing detail. Even in the eyes. Excellent image Jenn..........Sandy
As much as I hate spiders, this is a pretty amazing shot. !!
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
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.
Fantastic macro Jenn
Quote: A fascinating macro. The spider looks almost jeweled.
Yes I agree.
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.
Perfect focus, excellent reflections and a simple but extrememely well done image, Jenn.
bit of a shock to see this before breaky !
How superb! Well captured Jenn!
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.
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.
Spot on capture.
Fantastic macro Jennn.
Beautiful macro detail Jennn...lovely sharp eye detail & catchlights.
Brilliant clarity and captured......
What amazing clarity in the eyes - very well taken; it's a superb image and I love it against the white background.
Cracking detail where it needs to be Jenn,
Amazing shot, great control needed and you did just that, top class image.
A macro photograph of the highest quality Jenn, stunning colour, crisp well defined detail, pin sharp focusing, and superbly composed.
Is that you we can see in the big eyes, Jennn? This is an amazing image, especially as you were using Nikon He! He!
Would make an interesting brooch in precious metals and stones (without the snack, though)
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.
That Jennn, is so different, a tiny 'thingy' captured so well and all that detail...Wow!
What superb detail! Ann.
Stunning Jenn, great capture.
What a fantastic and lovely macro image
oOOo - love those eyes.
Quote: OOOo - love those eyes.
Amazing macro Jenn, superb photography.
It's pretty much all been said but this is a superb image Jenn with the sharp focus at just the right place.
First class makro... IB
the use of white blows me away,nice soft shadow and great detail
Marvelous! What to say? Beautiful shot and great work!
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.
A marvellous piece of macrowork Jennnn, superb focussing and detail
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