I am watching you
A great macro,with good colors and lots of detail,I know from own experience they are quite hard to capture,they often jump just away after you have set your camera settings,you managed quite well,tfs
I liked the eye contact in this excellent close shot of this jumping spider. The sharpness and details of the eyes and mouth parts are first class.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,
Very nice sharp picture of this spider. Great detail. Very nice light and natural colours.
That set of amazing eyes has been very well captured in this daring macro, Anna.
The green leaf makes a pleasant BG for the subject.
TFS and regards.
... and I'm watching you, thereby recognizing a lot of sharply reproduced details.
Well selected point of view and well managed light to introduce this small jumping spider.
Best wishes, Peter
He he! Their wide eyes always make me laugh :-)
Nice capture of this Jumping Spider.
Superb eye contact and a great POV.
Sharp with superb details.
Nicely saturated colours.
Well done Anna!
I too would be pleasantly surprised to see such a sharp macro of such a tiny spider. I like the POV and the large eyes of this Jumping (Zebra) Spider are really the focal point of this fine composition as he looks at the camera like a 1950's sunbather with his large round sunglasses on.
Thanks for sharing this delightful image,
I love these eyes and I like the picture a lot. Great eye-contact and excellent presentation of the beauty. I like scenery created by inclined leaf. It is very impressive element of the shot. DOF and reproduction of the spider is ultimate. We can see every hair on it and even reflection in the eyes. Bravo and my kind regards.
Beautiful shot. With that big eyes this jumping spider looks cute. The image is in sharp focus with perfect exposure. Very nice color clarity. TFS this lovely image.
Jumping is an important part of this notation here...but only when they are jumping OFF of me and not at me. More than likely prolific...when one starts seeing these on green then I know they are not hiders...very nicely noted and imaged.
An amazing macro of this spider with marvelous eye contact. The eyes have it! You captured him in a wonderful pose showing off all his details and hairy textures. Marvelous natural color that show up well against the green leaf. I even take my camera with me to the mail box - it's when I forget it that I see something fascinating!
A very fine macro well captured with so much details in it!
the exposure and focus is really good with wonderful colouration!
great job well done
Very good Anna. Your camera took a very good macro shot.
I took 107 photos of a praying mantis yesterday with my 105 lens and only 2 were ok - but not good enough to post on TN. And I used a tripod too. But the stupid insect kept moving... Very annoying.
Sorry, I had to get that off my chest!!
Now back to your image. Isn't it amazing how the camera shows so many details that we can't see with our eyes. And blown up on the computer - WOW!
All the hairs of the spider stand out, and those eyes are very sharp and clear.
Hi Anna,incredibles eyes,the quality of your pic is impressive and the note very interesting too,thanks for share,Luciano (there is a violet flower to you..eheheh)
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-02-24 15:17]
Amazing - each hair is defined. Wonderful!
A lovely capture of this beautiful and tiny jumping spider. I do have one almost similar in look on our roof top garden. But it is a cunning little fella. When I attempt to shoot some close up of it, it charges directly at the camera (minimum focusing distance is 4 cm). The jump is much more longer than you have mentioned in the notes say about 5 to 6 cm and gives a raises a panic inside me. Sharp details and excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Met ogies soos hierdie een lyk dit of mens moet jammer kry vir hom - seker sy "looks" - mooi foto anna
Jumping spiders are my favourite group of spiders and it is always a great pleasure for me to watch these creatures. This pictre is no exception, especially that African fauna of these invertebrates are so poorly known and documented on pictures :)
I like natural light, contrast and eye-contact. On the other hand I believe that photo was sharped a little too much :)
Special thanks and bravo for very informative and professional note! A lot of interesting data can be found there.
It would be a great pleasure for me to add your picture to "Salticidae of the world" theme, of course if you agree :)
Best greetings from Lodz!
Imagine if we had such a camera that would support 8 lenses - some wide angle, some telephoto :))
But apparently what we can't make out of wires and circuits, nature can make out of cells :) Isn't that great!
Also, i didn't know they go by the name of Charlie :)) I'll try calling them next time...see if they come :)
Seriously now, this is a very nice macro, especially taking into consideration the size of these cute fellows.
Your POV here is excellent and catches it frontally, for a great looks on those two biggest eyes.
Very nice colors and good exposure, too.
Bravo and TFS
Que gracinha de aranha muito pequena e simpatica ficou exelente esta foto parabéns.
Nice macro with excellent POV and details. Also very good light and colour. Nice work.
They are indeed cute little characters. You've captured this one looking you straight in the eye "come on I'll take you on". They are so fearless, but jump with amazing agility.
Good DOF and sharpness.
I always loved this specie with their incredibly beautiful eyes!!! :) This tinny one is looking at you actually; they always make me smile :) This is a nice composition with superb colors and good exposure. Details are good for F/3.2. In this case, I would maybe have tried to use higher ISO and smaller aperture but this is just a though :) Well done and TFS!
Te grillerig vir woorde mens. Hoe neem jy dan nou sulke kruipende, springende, bytende, en vreesaanjaende goeters af? Het jy dan geen bang haar op jou kop nie? Of is jy soos die dapper muis - kyk hoe stap hy deur die huis - en daars niks waarvoor hy skrik nie. Totdat die tekkie die teer klap en dan is dit woerts warts en almal is weg. Ok, toegegee, dit is darem 'n oulike kaboutertjie die. Ene oë en verder omtrent net poote en hare. Maar verskoon my, aangesien ek nog steeds nie weet of jy braaf of net verwaand is nie. Voordat jy dalk opgewonde raak, ek bedoel dit met 'n tong in die kies aangesien dit 'n werklike baie mooi foto is. Gelukkig lees ek toe in jou notas dat die spinnekop eintlike skadeloos is vir mense, maar ek wonder of jy dit voor die tyd geweet het, wat my weer terug bring by my oorspronklike vraag.
Hi Anna, and I'm watching your splendid spider, great macro with wonderful details and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
The title has couldn't be any more appropriated.
I feel that spider is looking just through my soul.
A very good lighting, focus and exposure settings.
The inclination of the leaf behind makes of this an even more dynamic image.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-02-25 8:01]
Very nice sharp picture of this spider.
Superb eye contact and a great POV.
good sharpness and beautiful colours.
Hi Anna . First thanks for the interesting notes. this is a fine macro of the spider. you have captured fine detail with your sharp focusing. good natural colours. great shot ofthe eyes. well done TFS.
Maravilhoso o trabalho de macro efetuado nesta imagem !!!
Grandes detalhes, foco, cores muito boas.
Esta aranha não parece estar muito avontade com sua presença hein !!
what a nice macro capture of this salticid. many people dont like spiders, but I like all animals except for pigs and dogs. Especially salticid very beautiful spiders with big eyes. They relatively colorful.
This closed-up perfect. it looks elegans. Its large compound eyes very beautiful and similar mirror. sharp detail fine, nicely composed on green leave. POV also great. good notes. TFS, well done
Wowww Anna !!!!
I was missed this beauty, outstanding focus on the eyes of jumping spider and amazing details on his body and legs,
superb lighting, gorgeous colours very well satured, I think all is perfect on this great composition,
wonderful capture of this jumping spider. It is so tiny and always ready to jump on the lens, if we go close. You have managed very well with exposure and composition.
Details are good. In my monitor it looks slighly over exposed, it does't matter. Eyes are really great.
Wow I don't know quite what to say, what a great shot, I can't believe the size of this little guys eyes, and who was more surprised "you" for a really great image or the spider looking up at the lens, just brillient :) I love it, Cheers Rick:)
Amazing big eyes. I lke it very much. Spider loks very thin but eyes graet. Very well done Anna, TFS. Regards,
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2008-02-26 2:53]
I can see the jumping spider is watching me, I wonder what he is thinking;-)
Nice picture with good sharpness and fine detail.
The DOF is also good, the whole spider is in focus.
Nice colours and light.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-02-26 6:33]
I'm glad you're keeping a good look-out in your own garden - after all, the more you look the more you see!! I sometimes feel the same disappointment as you're experiencing but I suppose it should be a challenge!
Anyway, this is a superb macro of this spider watching you intensely and ready to jump for you! Excellent sharp details and fine colours. It looks good on the bright green leaf! Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-02-26 17:28]
Hello little Miss Piggy, what a close-up you present to us today! When Love saw the picture, he said Ho! it's wearing sunglasses! You are right, it came out very well for such a little creature and the light is fantastic too. I am also amazed that you take the time to answer to all these people and that you write such great notes every time! Congratulations Anna, you help make this community a room to exchange and share our passion!
- arfer (0)
- [2008-02-26 19:59]
Great POV,this spider is really giving you the look over.
The focus is sharp with excellent details.
Very good lighting and colours.
The DOF is very good.
- dB_grafix (3019)
- [2008-02-26 23:35]
First let me say this spider gives me the creeps. Those eyes, which you captured so well make me have shivers. To think this can jump at a person. Well focused close up and the green colour enhances it nicely. All I would do is crop it a bit so the darker corners are not there. Just an opinion.
Your pleasure in those jumping spiders is contagious I'm afraid, now I'm looking around in my garden to see some specimens, but no luck yet, maybe I'm searching in wrong places. The frontal four ocelli of your present specimen do look powerful my friend and your notes are very informative. A small note on your systematics though, the phylum Arthropoda does not comprise all the invertebrates, only the joint-footed ones, similarly the class Arachnida comprise only the arachnids, i.e., spiders, scorpions, opilionids, mites, ticks and some other 8 footed relatives...
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-02-27 3:59]
Hello Anna, great macro of this funny spider, very good details and a great exposure, very good work, thanks!
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-02-27 3:59]
Oh, wow, Anna! What a sight!
I do think those large eyes make him a 'little' endearing! No, it's the name Charlies! How could anything be nasty and be called Charlies!
Terrfic macro! Sharp, detailed and lovely saturated colours!
- soccer (2557)
- [2008-02-27 6:46]
Excellent close up and composition. The detail and sharpness shown are excellent.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-02-27 18:58]
Nice macro work here of this little spider.
once I was traing to catch one, but it jump over my camera and then another jump and never seen it again, guess I was to close and she got mad.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-02-27 23:02]
You capture your hairy little friend with great details!
Sharp reproduction of the insect, and a fine face to face portrait with good eye contact...
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-02-28 4:10]
well it's all be said before so i'll just add my own two cents worth - very well done! Those eyes are amazing and the bright green background - excellent.
- clnaef (6814)
- [2008-02-29 2:10]
Nul doute que cette charmante araignée surveille la photographe de près.
- fiftysomething (657)
- [2008-02-29 3:13]
Whilst macro photography, and spiders in particular, are not my favourites I could not help be drawn to this incredible photo. The detail is just superb. All I can add is "well done" on a really fantastic photo.
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2008-02-29 9:46]
Una fantástica captura Anna.
Muy buenos detalles y genial presentación.
- hester (11638)
- [2008-02-29 10:21]
I always think of these as cute..I think it is the large eyes. This is wonderfully detailed and the POV is wonderful. He looks great against his green BG
- jignasi (27917)
- [2008-02-29 14:20]
Primero muchas gracias por tus amables comentarios Anna.
Tu toma preciosa de ese arácnido también desconocido para mí. Buena iluminación y fantásticos colores y detalles. Quizás algo justa de profundidad.
Un abrazo y que tengas un buen fin de semana:
Josep Ignasi Tejedor.
- lizzie (2855)
- [2008-02-29 15:44]
Yes for sure that she's watching us with those big wide open eyes.
Wow, I'm very impressed with this macro, incredible details, such a good focus on this tiny spider!
You've succeed with a big A+ on this macro! Congratulations!
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-03-01 1:37]
Hello Anna. Look at those eyes! The really look like a pair of binoculars pointing at you. I have never seen one like this around here and thanks for sharing this one here in TN. I like the way it was captured on a green pleasant background. The sharpness and details are well written here for top quality image that you have produced. Excellent notes and very well done. Have a wonderful weekend. Regards. Jusni
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-03-01 8:10]
Sorry it took so long to get back to critique this fine image.
Your have captured this spider with fine detail and color in a nice natural surrounding. This superb macro shows this spider has more hair on his head than I do, but may legs have him beat. Thanks for sharing this larger than life image.
- chiliu (6526)
- [2008-03-06 4:28]
This is a perfect macro shot! Amazing detail, great natural colour, and perfect POV.
- degani (2607)
- [2008-03-14 13:22]
great portrait of a beautiful spider, it seems to look at you very intense, interestng note too, very good work,
- FunkyMunky (3154)
- [2008-03-17 3:35]
Wow, I am impressed! I soend thousands of Rands to get to one of our national Parks to photograph wildlife and you just walk outside into your garden! Is that you reflected in the eyes, Anna? Well done, great macro shot, noe let me grab my camera and head for the garden!
- Christopher_PL (2685)
- [2008-03-20 7:25]
However I'm not interested too much in spiders - I've to write something here ;-)
Your POV is great so the picture is almost excellent. TFS
- dejo (2242)
- [2008-03-26 0:35]
great pic! great POV & timing :)
captured in beautiful pose with great details!
- loot (11276)
- [2008-03-27 23:45]
You have captured some lovely details of this little jumper with the big eyes. I like the intense green BG and the diagonal positioning of the leaf. The small triangles in the opposing corners add to the balance of the composition while it also gives perspective to the size of the Agapanthus strap leaf. The colours are well saturated and the exposure was spot-on. I fancy how the one leg is held upward almost as if it is an antenna.
Well done and TFS.
- CatStevens (468)
- [2008-03-29 4:36]
Exccellent capture of this jumping spider,
Super detail and POV.
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-04-18 3:25]
Outstanding shot of this tiny Jumping Spider with fantastic 'headlight' eyes. Very neat and sharp image with the green leaf acting as a fine base. Nice colours and perfect illumination. Great eye contact and I like your chosen POV to portray it. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-06-17 14:54]
Spettacolare ritratto di questo ragno con gli "occhiali", eccellenti POV e taglio compositivo con lo splendido colore verde della foglia "carnosa" che fa da supporto alle otto zampe tutte ben visibili e con fini dettagli, straordinaria nitidezza, fantastici i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio
- zahoor_salmi (5538)
- [2008-09-10 8:02]
Very nice sharp picture of this spider. Great detail. Very nice light and natural colours.u graet photographer.
- Panoptic83 (758)
- [2009-02-18 3:29]
Perfect shot! All the details are excellent, the eyes are beaming onto the camera as if it is giving a pose for a pic. The leaf background is well captured.
- Macroleo (886)
- [2009-03-02 3:40]
this is a beautiful shot of pretty Jumping Spider! I like composition, vivid colors and fine details!
Best regards, Leonid
- Marx44 (3891)
- [2009-04-01 12:46]
Beautiful photo with an excellent sharp focus on the head. Amazing details.
Great contrasting colours with the green in the BG.
Very good POV.