Being in love with wildlife photography, it’s a bit of a disadvantage to be afraid of spiders bigger than a 1p coin.
Everyone says full immersion is the cure but I’d rather just have a mutual agreement not to bother each other.
This guy/gal was just chilling on his/her web so I took a photo. The diagonal of the silk composed well with the position of the spider in the frame. Had he/she moved, I wouldn’t have taken the shot, but not because of compositional discrepancies. No, I would’ve probably dropped the camera altogether and ran to my room.
I can’t think of a reason why a spider would spread its web across a sapling. Was it waiting for the plant to grow and stretch the web? If so, that’s a seriously intelligent and very lazy spider, though those two go hand in hand quite well (at least that’s how I explain my life).
Used my “purple-haze” technique in this one too. I’m sure I’m not a pioneer but that name should stick! (hopefully better than “fetch”).
Slowly getting over irrational fears. This one is perfectly rational though, I mean… SPIDERS!
This one I could handle though, a whole 1cm of spider! Needed some practice in insect macro in preparation for my formica rufa documentary and luckily got the mandibles in focus here.