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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 27 June 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Ouch.... lovely crisp capture.

27 Jun 2010 3:14pm

arneet from delhi, India

such a bright photo....:)

27 Jun 2010 3:23pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This is a cracker of a shot - well done!

27 Jun 2010 3:57pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Oh oh.. the poor thing... let's hope it wasn't arachnophobic at least... ;) Have a nice sunday, Mariana!

27 Jun 2010 4:06pm

Frida from Sweden

Ouch that must be hurting... Great capture!

27 Jun 2010 4:07pm

danou from France

wowwww great macrography 5*

27 Jun 2010 4:19pm

Patrick from Belgium

Great colors , vraiment superbe!
Bien à toi.

27 Jun 2010 4:53pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

yep, this is life. Wild style.

27 Jun 2010 5:13pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Hey Mariana!
Great that you are also in nature photography ;-) It's a beautiful sharp macroshot of this spider. Great work.
Did you do this shot with the new camera?
See you!

27 Jun 2010 5:36pm

@Richard: Thanks Richard . I posted a lot of nature photos so far , and have them here a thousand more ;) I am taking shots of everything, but street shots are my favorites . NO, this shot I took with my old camera - HP Photosmart. Perfect camera for macro shots , but one need to be very close to these bugs ! That is why I gave up on HP camera !

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great spotting! This is one ugly spider.. :). Very well captured.

27 Jun 2010 6:12pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Bon appetit. Great capture.

27 Jun 2010 7:21pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India


27 Jun 2010 7:36pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

And you even managed to show it beautiful! respect!!! (I normally hate them...!)

27 Jun 2010 7:44pm

@KriKridesign: Thx Kristine :)

Oscar from Espira de l'agly, France

Nice lunch...mmmmm.

Very good shot, mariana, and great colours

27 Jun 2010 7:55pm

@Oscar: glad you enjoyed this lunch :)))

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

wow! just amazing:))

27 Jun 2010 8:09pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Wow. That's a LARGE spider!!

27 Jun 2010 8:52pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

She's pretty isn't she? Nice big meal too... Perfect capture!

27 Jun 2010 9:18pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

thats a great documentary, nice colors too

27 Jun 2010 10:35pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Great capture

27 Jun 2010 10:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful and colorful huntress! Now, it's time for dinner.

27 Jun 2010 10:44pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

OH my. Almost painfully good! Just great! Nature at it's .... um... nature.
Amazing close-up. Looks like the web did it's job - all messed up - he'll have to build a new one for the next victim.

27 Jun 2010 11:30pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful picture of that spider having her meal.

27 Jun 2010 11:44pm

prarthana from singapore, Singapore

excellent macro - and the spider's vibrant colours are great.

28 Jun 2010 1:07am

Paul from summerside, Canada

Great close up

28 Jun 2010 1:31am

Stéphane Thémèze from PlateFormeRonde, United States

I had a nice meal too. Colors are great but man... Ouch! She is 'long overdue for a leg trimmin.

Nite nite Mariana.

28 Jun 2010 3:12am

@Stéphane Thémèze: Hope your mean was much more tasteful than this . I see no meal here, as many does, but just a silly moment captured in an awesome closeup !

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Who is it a predator to? Wow...for lovers of insects...this is magnificent!

28 Jun 2010 3:32am

@Susan: Maybe I was predator, killing them both ;) ha ha

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

A great close-up...... Almost to close for me. LOL Neat shot.

28 Jun 2010 3:37am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

beautiful shot! Love the colors and details! Superb!

28 Jun 2010 3:46am

Julie from Easton, United States

That is one ugly spider for sure! Great colors and really nice details!

28 Jun 2010 3:51am

Majo from Mumbai, India

supreme capture.
This should be a perfect entry into the National Geographic magazine.
Everything is so perfect about this one.
nice color tones, great closeup, super level of details.
in all, a stunning visual treat :)

28 Jun 2010 4:46am

@Majo: many thanks for this lovely comment .

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

who wins at last :(

God only knows

28 Jun 2010 4:52am

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut, Guinea

Ooooh crispy !! :p

28 Jun 2010 9:04am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Superb shot..

28 Jun 2010 9:09am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Just amazing, well done

28 Jun 2010 11:52am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Excellent captuer....Great portrait ..without Humain.

28 Jun 2010 12:53pm

@PRASHANT: Next page are even more sweet humans :)) thx ;)

Omar from Kunduz, Afghanistan

Great macro, very scary ... can't see the dimension how big the spider is

28 Jun 2010 2:37pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superb close-up. Wonderful detail.

28 Jun 2010 2:49pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Wow, a spectacular macro with great detail and colours!

28 Jun 2010 4:06pm

rian from fullerton, United States

looks like some one was able to get his lunch on.. ;) great shot! :)

28 Jun 2010 7:02pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

A superb close up, Mariana! Beautiful colours and detail. This fellow looks quite scary...

29 Jun 2010 12:42am

NANNE from DAMWOUDE, Netherlands



29 Jun 2010 12:11pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

It is good to have you back. Nice picture with very good colours!

29 Jun 2010 6:17pm

philippe from moselle, France

hou !!! là , magnifique, j'adore .....

29 Jun 2010 8:09pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Spectacular detail. All that webbing, how you framed this, really tells the spiders story!

29 Jun 2010 10:40pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

I am very scared of spiders... but superb capture!

1 Jul 2010 1:15am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent capture !

1 Jul 2010 3:34am

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I am horrified by this! Did you see it out in the world...just waiting to bite me??

1 Jul 2010 7:25pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

wow! fantastic detail!

2 Jul 2010 6:53am

CElliottUK from United Kingdom

Lovely capture/colours/composition

3 Jul 2010 11:48am

Jeremie from Brooklyn, New York, United States

Wouahou, impressive spider ! I didn't know you mastered the art of macro photography as well ;-)

3 Jul 2010 6:38pm

@Jeremie: hey, thx for ur visit . master is master for all things :) how could I be a master without masterful macros :)

Quark from Amsterdam, Netherlands

That's very close, too close maybe:-))
But what a great shot, light, colours and sharpness are superb ! !

5 Jul 2010 5:43am

@Quark: yes, too close... this spider almost grab me :) thanks for visit Quark :)

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan gruesome and fascinating.

6 Jul 2010 3:51pm