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Heteropoda sp.

Heteropoda sp.
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-19
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro
Exposure: f/32, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-09-23 23:02
Viewed: 3955
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I present you a spider named as per family Huntsman Spider (I don't know which exact species is this). Hope you will like. Thank you for viewing. Another shot of the entire spider in the WS.

Huntsman spiders (Sparassidae, formerly Heteropodidae) is a family of spiders also known as the giant crab spiders, due to their appearance. Larger specimens of these spiders are also sometimes referred to as wood spiders, due to their preference for inhabiting woody places (forest, mine shafts, woodpiles). They are known as rain spiders in southern Africa.

These eight-eyed spiders are found in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Southeast Asia, the Mediterranean, Florida, and Hawaii, and possibly in many other tropical and semi-tropical regions.
Source: Wikipedia

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An amazing shot, HP!
You even got the eyes to sparkle!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-23 23:33]

Hello Haraprasan,
Excellent capture of this Spider . It has superb details and clarity. I like it and well done.Best regards Siggi

Hello Haraprasan, superb macro of a spider with nice pov and composition.
TFS and regards,

Gran dinamismo e impacto en esta toma.
Sorprendentes colores y una buen acercamiento.
Toma poco habitual. Excelente trabajo.
Saludos Haraprasan: Josep Ignasi.

Namastay Hara ji,

Impressive shooting! The clarity and focus look impeccable, excellent DOF/POV too.
TFS and have a nice WE MF!


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-09-24 1:31]

Hi Nayak,
Excellent macro shot of this Spider, TFS!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-24 1:40]

Hi Haraprasan,
This is a really close up:)Very well caught,framed and composed.Details,POV and visual impact are perfect.Have a nice day!Thanks for posting..

Hi Haraprasan,
Great job with the composition and exposure, the details are excellent. Well taken.
TFS and warm regards,

Hi Haraprasan,

This is amazing capture of the hairy spider with great clarity. Very nice macro with great clarity!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-24 1:54]

Hi Hara,what a composition.The choice of this point of view was decisive and a great idea.And i like a lot the perfect sharpness and focus to see at the best these brilliant black eyes.Very well done!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Ciao Haraprasan, great portrait of fantastic spider, amazing details and superb sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Haraprasan,

wow, what an great macro shot en perfect pov and dof.
Exellenr sharpness and details.
The spider looks like an alien, helpless and scary on the same time.

Ciao Haraprasan. Great POV for a superb work. Impressive details and light's managment.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-09-24 7:46]

Hello Haraprasan,
A fantastic macro of a spider but rather close for comfort with all those eyes watching you! Excellent sharpness and colours and well framed.
TFs and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Haraprasan,
another great picture of the spider, sharp details and light fantastic. A nice image. Tanks for sharing. Greetings, Paolo

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-09-24 8:14]

Hello Haraprasan
Wow! Superb capture and details

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-24 9:28]

Hello Haraprasan,
Excellent sharp detailed photo of this spider. Beautiful natural colours. Taken from a good POV and in a good composition and DOF.

Hello Haraprasan. Stunning macro with beautiful details and nice composition.
Kind regards,

hello Haraprasan
super macro to see the 8 eyes very good
great sharpness and good details
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

Hola Haraprasan

Guau... Que monstruo, y que perfecta macro has conseguido.

Un saludo de Antonio

You couldn't gotten any closer eh? Definitely kidding...close enough with well managed depth of field. Nothing lost in the flash...but certainly gained in the colours....Good show.

Hi Haraprassan..Excellent catch with great angle..Very clear details and sharpness. Wonderful composition.
Kind regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-09-24 16:24]

Hello Haraprasan,
wow...this is really smashing with excellent micro.
The details are splendid and it is such a dramatic view.
well seen and excellent capture.


Did you use a combination of lenses for this shot, HP?
This is a giant of a macro and all the better for that reason.
All the eight eyes are staring back at me intently, It is a masterpiece of a picture.
Well done and all the best.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-09-24 21:09]

Hello Haraprasan,
Minute details are revealed in the ultra close up with amazing image quality. Splendid work.

Hello Haraprasan,
Thats a marvellous picture!
The natural colours, sharpness and also the details are fabulous.

Many thanks for sharing your picture here.
Have a nice start into your weekend my friend.

Sascha ;O)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2010-09-25 4:31]

Excellent macro here, Haraprasan, with this really tight close-up of this big spider's head.
The details are terrific and one can really enjoy and count all those 8 eyes :)
Very good control of the DOF and good light management - enough to bring out details but not too much to ruin the "spooky" mood.

Bravo and TFS

Dear Haraprasan,
No wonder I do not get good macros :-))! Yours was taken at 22:22 I am not going outdoors at that time of night - particularly - if 8 eyed monsters are watching me!?!

Are you not afraid to get bitten?

Thank you so much for braving these 8 eyes for this close-up!!

It is a wonderful study and document and quite frightening!! The spikes on the legs are an added putting me off spiders for closeups!!

Very good work! Thank you for showing this image on TrekNature.

I wish you a nice week-end with uninterrupted dreams

Warm Greetings from a room (in South Africa)with all windows closed

Great capture of this beautiful spider Hara.
Perfect exposure and sharpness.
Excellent work !

Hello Haraprasan,
monumental closeup of high impact. I like very close frame that allows you to bring out the physiognomy of a little spider in a way that it resembles much larger animals that we are used to look at face to face. Thank you!
With best regards,

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