Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro…Who’s that with the skinny legs?

Posted: September 14, 2015 in Nature, Phoneography Challenge, PhotoRehab
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Sometimes I get ready to take a photo, only to see a something I didn’t notice at first and change the focus of the shot (so to speak).  That was the case here.  I’m not sure what sort of spider this is but it was, thankfully, not scurrying away, just posing with the rain/dew drops.  Perfect for a Monday macro.

copyright janet m. webb 2015

  1. lifelessons says:

    Wonderful photo. Bugs, water, leaves. No better subjects and all three at once? A winner!

    • 🙂 Judy, I’m a huge fan of water droplets and finding this little critter made them even better.


      • lifelessons says:

        I love the surprise of water droplets. You never quite know what you have captured until you enlarge. Wouldn’t that make a good murder or detective story? The evidence they find in an enlarged water droplet? Picture surprises are our reward for nitpicking!!!!

      • Judy, sometimes I come home and look at my photos, expecting a fabulous droplet find and they’re just out of focus or something else. But sometimes the opposite occurs and it’s magical. Interesting plot line, too. 🙂

  2. 2e0mca says:

    This is one I can help with Janet – it’s a Harvestman. And it’s probably been drinking dewdrops. They have poor eyesight but a well developed sense of smell and touch. Notice the second pair of legs is longer than the others – they are key sensors for finding prey (usually caterpilars, centipedes and other small invertibrates). Unlike spiders, they don’t spin silk.

  3. Janet, you’ve managed to make an almost surreal image of one of Mother Nature’s busiest autumn creatures. Their work seems to be everywhere. I enjoyed the juxtaposition of the dark spider against the lighter leaf. Happy Photo Challenge.

  4. Yikes to scurrying spiders! Great capture, Janet, especially with the pattern on its body and the dewdrops. I love to see droplets on leaves.

  5. lolaWi says:

    great capture! 🙂

  6. Janet, it looks like a painting! Amazing. Love the droplets too.

  7. I must admit, I’m not the biggest fan of spiders, but you’ve portrayed this one in such an elegant, ethereal way, it makes me wonder if I’ve been missing their natural beauty all these years. Beautifully seen, Janet!

  8. YIKES … I’m not big on getting close to piders or anything like them.
    We have these here. They are very delicate looking. But, not fragile enough
    for me to get close, Janet. I’ll just enjoy your captures. This was a good one. 😎

  9. Jane Lurie says:

    Fabulous capture, Janet. They are cool spiders.

  10. Somewhat creepy but an excellent capture. Those water drops really make it a much more interesting photo.

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  12. It is amazing what you see in this world when you stop to take a closer look, the amazing beauty and complexity that is on display…Love your photo challenge, anxious to see how this is interpreted.

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