The Metaphid, the Green Bug and ME

By taggart  
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----

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
11 Sep 2012 12:19AM
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?

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mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
11 Sep 2012 12:21AM
Surprised to hear about eight eyes Jenn.
I had a boss in the railway like that.
He always saw EVERYTHING I did !!
Super shot.
11 Sep 2012 12:27AM
Excellent captures Jenn, the beautiful spider and you,
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 12:36AM
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!
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
11 Sep 2012 12:37AM
What fantastic and lovely macro shot indeed,very well done,
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
11 Sep 2012 12:40AM
fine processing and I hope you kept as many eyes on him just in case he wanted to jump at you !
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
11 Sep 2012 12:44AM
A fascinating macro. The spider looks almost jeweled.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
11 Sep 2012 1:34AM
Amazing detail. Even in the eyes. Excellent image Jenn..........Sandy
11 Sep 2012 3:00AM
As much as I hate spiders, this is a pretty amazing shot. !!
tonyguitar 5 61 36 Canada
11 Sep 2012 4:17AM
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 Plus
7 96 15 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 4:43AM
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.
11 Sep 2012 5:54AM
Fantastic macro Jenn
fentiger 16 916 24 England
11 Sep 2012 7:02AM

Quote:A fascinating macro. The spider looks almost jeweled.

Yes I agree.

NeilWigan 7 16 16 England
11 Sep 2012 7:57AM
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
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
11 Sep 2012 8:07AM
Perfect focus, excellent reflections and a simple but extrememely well done image, Jenn.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 8:22AM
bit of a shock to see this before breaky !
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 8:53AM
How superb! Well captured Jenn!
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
11 Sep 2012 9:38AM
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.

EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
11 Sep 2012 10:35AM
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.

paskinmj 8 11 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 11:41AM
Spot on capture.
Maiwand 10 3 73 England
11 Sep 2012 11:54AM
Fantastic macro Jennn.
exposure Plus
13 5.2k England
11 Sep 2012 11:55AM
Beautiful macro detail Jennn...lovely sharp eye detail & catchlights.
Ayoob 6 Australia
11 Sep 2012 12:30PM
Brilliant clarity and captured......Grin
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 1:33PM
What amazing clarity in the eyes - very well taken; it's a superb image and I love it against the white background.
11 Sep 2012 2:03PM
Cracking detail where it needs to be Jenn,
Amazing shot, great control needed and you did just that, top class image.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 4:02PM
A macro photograph of the highest quality Jenn, stunning colour, crisp well defined detail, pin sharp focusing, and superbly composed.

Regards Nathan
saltireblue Plus
7 7.3k 33 Norway
11 Sep 2012 4:45PM
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)

Tibetan 5 3 England
11 Sep 2012 4:51PM
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 Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 5:07PM
That Jennn, is so different, a tiny 'thingy' captured so well and all that detail...Wow!
Suehh 10 39 6 England
11 Sep 2012 5:29PM
Beautiful Jenn
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
11 Sep 2012 7:39PM
What superb detail! Ann.
jdinne 14 16 England
11 Sep 2012 7:56PM
Stunning Jenn, great capture.

11 Sep 2012 8:40PM
What a fantastic and lovely macro image
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
11 Sep 2012 8:50PM
oOOo - love those eyes.Smile
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 9:19PM

Quote:OOOo - love those eyes.Smile
awesome picture
11 Sep 2012 9:36PM
Amazing macro Jenn, superb photography.
jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 11:57PM
It's pretty much all been said but this is a superb image Jenn with the sharp focus at just the right place.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 6:40PM
First class makro... IB
the use of white blows me away,nice soft shadow and great detail
14 Sep 2012 11:21PM
Marvelous! What to say? Beautiful shot and great work!


Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
16 Sep 2012 12:56AM
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.

Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
16 Sep 2012 3:04PM
A marvellous piece of macrowork Jennnn, superb focussing and detail
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
16 Sep 2012 3:36PM

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