I was vacuuming the stairs in our hallway the other day when I notice a tiny shadow moving eractically along the hall wall. Closer investigation showed it to be a tiny spider with a giant shadow [ the angle of the sunlight was just right. I rushed off to get my camera, half expecting the little fellow to have gone. Unfortunately I do not have a macro, so I know the quality is not as good as it could have been. I took several photos as the little hunting spider moved around. This was probably the best. The spider is a bronze Aussie jumper - Helpis minitabunda - & was introduced accidently to New Zealand some years ago. It is often found indoors hunting other little insects. I'll have to invest in a macro!
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EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-10-17 14:43
What an image, Neil! Thanks also for the revealing note -- knowing your globetrotting background, it is reassuring to know that you vacuum the floors and lust for a macro lens, just like the rest of us!
I'm sure you recognized that the technical -- searching for the right word... "shortcomings?" -- of this image are completely overcome by the high drama. There's just something primally attention-getting about the shape of an arachnid, no?
COSTANTINO (44171) 2013-12-10 11:36
artistic shot with dynamic details
difficult shot for a professional
photographer who created a first