Monday, 23 November 2009

Macro Monday

Plexippus petersi

Plexippus petersi ready to pounce. This is a common jumping spider at my house. It is widely distributed in Asia.

MM HQ is at Lisa's Chaos

27 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

There are many at my place..usually on the walls..but never seen one this close..scary!

Ai Shiang said...

This is one awesome macro shot!! So cool! Even the purple-ish background match the spider perfectly.

Do you need to move real close? I don't do macro photography so not sure about the distance people need to get to shoot.

Chavie said...

Amila, is this the common small spider that usually hangs around windows and stuff? Beautiful capture, since those things are tiny! :D

Tabib said...

Wow!, so many black spectacles!.

Dev Wijewardane said...

amazing shot Amila, love the DOF.

rainfield61 said...

My first time to see it so big in front of me.

foto CHIP said...

OH MY!!!!!
I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You get a goldstar from me :D

Marvin said...

Awesome shot of the spider. The eye detail is fantastic.

Marvin @ Nature in the Ozarks

Nat said...

hmph...I gasped at the sight of that creepy critter !... I hate em...but admit they are beautiful when blown up into epic proportions the way you have done Amila...Genius !

awarewriter said...

Amazing shot. Glad I've never encountered one of these.

Gallicissa said...

Hi All,
Thank you very much for your comments. I got within 4 inches to shoot this at life size, Ai Shiang. This shot is the original, uncropped version. It is commonly seen in human dwellings, and yes, Chavie, this is one of the species, which hangs around windows and stuff.

dutchbaby said...

The eyes have it! Beautiful, creepy shot!

lisaschaos said...

He is awesome! You got such a wonderful shot of him! Amazing!

jay said...

Oh, wow - that's THE best spider photo I've seen. And I love the colour of the background too.

Those eyes are mesmerising. Great shot!

S.C.E. said...

My god look at those eyes.............

Dave Ingram said...

Awesome - so crisp, so much detail. You've really captured this spider well. Brilliant photograph!

Dave

Shawn said...

Wow... really awesome macro...!

Gallicissa said...

Hi All,
Thanks a lot for your lovely comments! I shall visit your blogs soon.

Sunita said...

"All the better to eat ... er, see you with" !
Oh yes, I have these jumping jacks leaving spidery trails all over the place in my house and garden. I'm glad I dont really see how scary they look when magnified.

ST said...

Amila- thanks. As usual loads of info, thanks again

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Amilia: That is a neat capture of the spider. How have you been?

Larry said...

I don't like spiders much but your photo makes that one look like a work of art.-Excellent!

Hilke Breder said...

Love your insect macros! I feel I am entering a different world, a sort of parallel universe, a great privilege!

Gallicissa said...

Hi All,
Thanks for your comments.
I have been busy like a bee with various things. I shall be back soon!

oldcrow61 said...

What a fantastic creature. What a shot!

Andrea said...

The spider can be common,but the picture is really uncommon:great!

Gallicissa said...

Thank you, OC and Andrea!

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