This little fella had been peacefully sitting down, letting me try to get a good focus on his eyes, when suddenly …. charge !
The rear end of a spider as she hangs under the corner of a business card.
This was a very patient little lady who was happy to stay in place, on the back of a business card, while I took a few dozen images. My macro flashes usually have the creepy crawlies running away after just a couple of shots.
The little guy was quite the jumper and wouldn't look directly at me. This top-of-the-head shot was the best I could get out of him before he got one huge jump away and out of my sight.
Spider in her web
Today my newer spider didn't move about as I took multiple flashed images to get this nice stacked image.
I accidentally chilled this little guy for longer than intended and he died. Sorry Mr Spider.
An almost impossible stack to get; this little guy's web was swinging wildly in the wind and focusing became a matter of timing.
This spindly lady wouldn't stay still, even after bring chilled to 2 degrees C for a day. I was just happy I got this one image of her eyes really sharp.
I finally figured out that f/22 on my MP E-65 lens was just too soft to get a nice clear image. This is from a stack of f/9 images and to my eye it looks a lot better.
My little friend here had been a good macro model for a month. Here is its first taste of freedom in the big world of "outside".
After photographing tiny spiders for a month this one came across as a bit … less friendly.
This little jumper didn't know which way to scatter when I moved the leaf it'd been hiding under.
Experimenting a little more with focus stacking on the smallest of my Spider-Bros.
Body length is about 5mm-7mm. This little lady was skittering back and forth on her leaf as I photographed her. She'd occasionally stop to wiggle her abdomen from side to side before running off again.