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Spider and her babies

Spider and her babies
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-03
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 DG Macro EX
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-07 1:21
Viewed: 4081
Points: 16
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Spiders in New Zealand

I have no idea what this spider is – I first saw the shadow of the spider and its nest of eggs showing up on the wall, and it wasn’t until I saw the photographs on the computer that I noticed the baby spiders in the web.

And please note that there are a lot more baby spiders still in her nest

Worldwide about 40,000 species of spider have been named, and many more remain undescribed.

New Zealand has about 1,100 named species, most of which are endemic (unique to New Zealand). There are probably two or three times this number still to be described and named.

Unfortunately a small but increasing number of spiders have been accidentally introduced from Australia and other countries.

Handheld - sorry, no tripod was used. . .

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Hallo Janice
What a beautiful and also interesting image as well. I hope you captured them far away from your house, because although they are lovely to look at, I am sure there are plenty and one does not know where they are about to creep into next, they look all lively and up and about as it is. The adult surely has a big body with lovely textures and even the fine hairs around the body is visible. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

I rarely use a tripod..by the time I get it set up the "focal" is gone or I have to sit on a chair and wait for destiny and that seems never to come:-0) patience I have little in the city..A fine image...good seeing your quality sharp work Janice!

hello Janice
beautiful details
good sharpness
i like spiders ,and also this picture
i have found in costa rica many spiders
i send them on TN
greeting lou

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-07 10:34]

Hi Janice,
Great family:)Well caught,framded and composed.I liked details and lighting also a lot.Have a great weekend!
Thanks for posting.

if only the shadow was bigger, providing a dark BG on a more important area, it would be a killer
but it's also quite interesting like this
however, i appreciate the subject, not so much seen, this sort of bag of baby spiders !

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-08 3:18]

Janice, Nice interesting shot and a good focus and composition. Thanks for sharing. Ganesh

Very good macro capture. I recently purchased a 100mm macro lens and hope to capture imagery as nice as this. Way to go.


I think it is so interesting when we find something in the picture we didn't see when we took it.

I like the activity of this picture. It is not the sharpest picture you have posted, but I don't think that is the point of this kind of picture. A tripod might have helped, but maybe the shot would have gotten away. It is a great environmental photo.

And we think the mother with eight new kids and 6 at home has a hand full. What about this mom? And by the way, where is the dad?

TFS - I love this stuff - Bob

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