'Mummy' Long Legs
Excellent capture Julia, not an easy subject at all. This is super as it shows some real behaviour of this spider. I've never seen one with the eggs so well developed. It's posssible to see the eyes and legs of some of the spiderlings. They typically lay around twenty eggs and the spiderlings will not moult until they are free of the sac. The sac is not as heavily constructed as most other species.
Excellent TN post!
PS on an anal bookkeeping note the species name should be all lower case.
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-08-05 8:08]
Wow, Julia! Great capture, you're very brave ;-) It is very hard to capture with all body parts in focus but you did it excellent. I like hairs on its legs and sack with eggs. Bravo!
- halki (471)
- [2005-08-05 8:14]
Very interesting spider.Composition are wonderful.Thanks for posting.
Wonderful capture.Composition is excellent.DOF,details and sharpness is at enough quality.I'm agree with you:"life is short";)).I liked your work a lot.TFS...:-)
- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-08-07 4:27]
What a nice Arachnid with its eggs that you have well captured ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are very good ! Thanks for sharing Julia.
- nixpix (444)
- [2005-08-07 7:52]
Hi Julia, interesting image. You have done well to capture a complex subject. Regards, Rob
I have tried this and it is much harder than it looks. I would like to know what your working distance was when you took this shot? You pulled this macro off very well Julia.
Hi Julia. Your very close point of view here makes the legs go beyond the frame--emphasizing their length. Very effective! A lovely, morbid image!
Wow! now that is some impressive detail in this shot. The composition is superb. It is great to see something like this that you normally do not get to see. Great Shot!
Hi Julia, This is great! You've shown the eggs, egg sac and spider with very good details and DOF. The light, colors and composition all work very well IMO. This is great TN material and as Scott has said, you've brought us something we usually never get to see. Bravo!
- thistle (9282)
- [2006-01-28 17:29]
You have some great pictures of spiders in your gallery [among other great pictures of other cretures, of course ;) ]
This one is superb. I've never seen this spider with kids. It looks quite amazing.
Picture is very good technically too.
I like it a lot!
VERY WELL DONE!