Wow. That's serious macro. And you just have to be amazed when something the size of a lentil makes 50 things the size of a pinhead.
LOL! I was going to say that!
is that what that is? I actually came across a spider outside that had one of those ball things just last week when I was pulling weeds
Damn, the egg case shot is astonishing!
House spiders are quite good to have around. I rather like them. As long as they're over there, not very close to me. Amazing macro!
My cat (see icon) is named Spider for her tendency to get into crawl spaces and emerge covered in spiderwebs. She's the only Spider allowed near me.
I'd usually rather have the spiders than the things they eat...
that whafford - endless supply of talent!
That shot of the eggs is just amazing! Last year about a zillion tiny baby spiders appeared on one of our porch steps, but I couldn't get anything like a decent shot of any of them (poorly equipped, me) and they were gone in a matter of hours.
yeah, you should see me when something like this happens, i'm running all over grabbing lights and stands and gear....
Well... I grab the camera, slap on my macro, and do my best. Sometimes I get some pretty good results.
Yay spider babies!
I love my eight-legged ladies.
That egg case shot is just amazing! At that magnification, even knowing I'm looking at a spider's egg case, it's hard to believe that's spider silk.
crazy awesome amazing stuff isn't i?
Those photos are AMAZING. And such a pretty spider! We have an orb weaver outside our door who has been there for two months. She eats moths and she has a brown arrow on her back. She's gorgeous.
Let me be the first to say "AHHHHHEWWWW SPIDER!"
Squickiness aside, these are awesome photos. :) Leave it to you to take something that freaks me out and show it in an artistic fashion. Wow.
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aw thanks, that means the most.
My first thought-- after the AUGH!-- is, of course, "Can I have the silk when you're done?"
Very cool. More friends for Roswell and more help with keeping insect pests under control.
So pretty! I love spiders - the one that lives behind my desk is named Agnes, and she has gorgeous long spindly legs. Your spider has beautiful colouring. She looks like she's made of amber!
They are so good at keeping the ants away (or at least turning them into little black husks before they get too far).
When I noticed a place in our bathroom in Atlanta where ants were entering, I quickly hunted out and relocated a house spider. It was very happy for the buffet, and the ants ceased coming after a few days.
Edited at 2012-05-26 05:21 am (UTC)
Of course, we don't have many spiders in this apartment, due to the roaming blond eyelashes... I mean house centipedes. The beasts eat everything, including spiders. I much prefer spiders.
Oh, any those are amazing shots. I am a sucker for macro. It's pretty much all I like to do if I have a camera in my paws. More please!
"She is part of our army."
How lucky for her that you think that way. Congratulations all around!
Beautiful photos! We have many a house spider in our old cottage. We leave them alone and enjoy their beauty. I hope you can get photos of the babies when they hatch. That would be awesome. I often wonder how many babies survive in each egg sac.
I love how you can see the the spider is actually trailing a thread of silk behind her.
Greatness of fatherhood!
+'d you on G+.
those are absolutely amazing shots!!! Thank you for posting!!!!
so cool. When I did a homestay in France *cough* many years ago, I had the pleasure of finding a spider egg under my night stand. I checked it every day and was actually sad when I finally found it broken open and empty, the baby spiders having done their spidery diaspora. congrats - just watch out where you light up that cigar! ^__~