The name tarantula comes from a real spider that is found in Spain, it lives mainly in an area around the town of Taranto.
Here the spider was just fallen into our boat during a trip in the Los Haitises and the tour guide catch it very quickly. It's not a perfect shot, because there was no time for a good focus.
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snunney (101602) 2009-07-29 2:19
Good job I'm not afraid of spiders like some people I know ;-) A good spare of the moment shot. The detail is excellent.
nirvana73 (0) 2009-07-29 2:53
I would not hold in my hand
I would look at for far
good details,light and sharpnes too
Budapestman (82620) 2009-07-29 3:57
What a sight, this is an effective photo with splendid details, excellent POV and lights, Tfs! Have a nice day!
berek (50504) 2009-07-29 5:42
it looks so dangers. interesting details with tired hand. good light and framing.
Nicou (145114) 2009-07-29 6:51
quel poil cette araignée, mangigique cpatagel ce pelage, avec le smains de l'homme qui la prote fantastique cpatage, vraiment impressionna t la mgrandeur.
braov et maitié
peppe59 (14555) 2009-07-29 10:08
beautiful image of a thus beautiful beast how much dangerous one. Beautifulst colors and clearness. It compliments
ciakgiak (30431) 2009-07-29 10:42
congratulation for the great timing, a really record!
The image is very impressive but well composed, with magnificent details.
Congratulation and tfs.
Emile (20352) 2009-07-29 10:48
Scary shot with the spider on his hand, very good details, colors and sharpness. Your focus is good, also you captured it on a good timing.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-07-29 11:26
Wowwwwwww....impossible for me. I have panic to this little monsters so I'm happy that you didn't.....
The details are amazing!
Fis2 (100638) 2009-07-29 12:26
A very interesting photo.
Good light and colors.
Very impressive picture.
Have a nice ewening
Vasa (515) 2009-07-29 12:48
Hi Achim, friend,
the Earth is small for you......nice witness from Dominican Republic. Superb technical realization.
bukitgolfb301 (42924) 2009-07-29 13:34
Hello my dear Achim
What a exciting but a little dangerous photo !
This is the first time for me to see this unique insect, so big I am surprised.
Congratulation on your good job !
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
Have a good day !
Deepforest (9260) 2009-07-29 14:17
Interesting capture. I really like nature and wild animals, but rather not so close to me... ;o) Peculiar capture.
gunbud (34066) 2009-07-29 20:49
I would not want to find one of these furry creatures in my bed.
Wonderful details and clear colors to this scary looking spider.
ymrk (15085) 2009-07-30 0:03
oh,Lord!How did he handle to it?!!!I hope,he'd not hurted than it...Another work achim..
Take care of yourself!
jmdias (65547) 2009-07-30 8:01
I guess it wasn't so dangerous or that man knew how to deal with it. despite being a fast shot you got a nice view, with excellent light and sharpness
Silvio1953 (146613) 2009-07-30 12:33
Ciao Achim, superb macro of fantastic great spider with lexcellent sharpness and wonderful details, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
marietom (34609) 2009-07-30 12:39
Impressionnante, cette araignée ! Je ne l'aurais pas prise dans les mains !
emjleclercq (15780) 2009-07-30 13:52
A nice visit you hasd here, but I prefer to see it in picture! Your guide seems to have strong caloussed hands, which was probably better in case your friend had tried a nice bite.
All the best,
lucasgalodoido (23041) 2009-07-30 20:31
impressive the size of this giant spider, it like a brazilian spider called Caranguejeira, but the brazilian spider is black. Perfect sharpen too. Great shot, my friend.
sacimar (26849) 2009-07-31 10:57
impressive image.... I don't know if I would hold it in my hand.... excellent details and good composition, well done!
Have a good weekend!
Dyerco (10185) 2009-08-03 1:42
You did very well to capture this spider under those circumstances. Good detail in his legs and body.
jaywalker (16101) 2009-08-03 12:24
Hi Achim, Excellent detail in this shot, both the spider & the mans hand are drawn out superbly, every little hair on the legs & the prints on the hand are out standing, wonderful shallow DOF & TFS, kind regards Wilson.
jimmj63 (2315) 2009-08-12 2:51
but Taranto isn't in Spain but in Italy, the name of this spider give a name of a most popular ancient dance in Italy: the "tarantella" (the dance of the man picked up by the tarantola!!)
hopsy_life (101) 2009-08-13 6:28
Uhhh, nothing for me
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43669)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-28
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon Digital Ixus 500
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-07-29 1:51