Tik Tok, Your Time Is Over

by Ricardo January. 16, 2011 4457 views

Anelosimus sp. aka Tangle Web Spider

Its a pity that I'm still practicing on my macros and many of them get blury, not because of the focus, but because I shake a lot. I must train a lot so that moments like these won't be that blury.
Nevertheless I presented the whole death. You see How death is close to you?

Warning:

the following images can be disturbing for spider haters. please close your eyes after the kill. :)

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Nagy László 6 years, 8 months ago

Superb!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Art Bee 6 years, 8 months ago

Barbaric by human standards.......or is it?......haha
Got to eat to live! Well captured Ricky......:)

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mehdi Saharkhiz 6 years, 8 months ago

who ate who :D ?

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jet28 6 years, 8 months ago

Excellent captures!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Natalie 6 years, 8 months ago

great work Ricky, regardless your shaking : )

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Matteveryday365 6 years, 8 months ago

Love the up close shots!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ray King 6 years, 8 months ago

Thanks for the reminder!!!!!!!! Web spiders are so cool.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 6 years, 8 months ago

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !
Nice capture :))

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Robertpetergee 6 years, 8 months ago

spider FTW!!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 6 years, 8 months ago

I think Manual focus will help, but so would a tripod. Or perhaps you just get too excited by the drama. LOL
(but I like them)

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Juan Bautista 6 years, 8 months ago

very nice Ricky!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Liz 6 years, 8 months ago

the wonder of nature!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Geya Besse Junqueira 6 years, 8 months ago

Esquecemos, mas a morte esta sempre por perto... great moment that you captured.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Chris Cann 6 years, 8 months ago

great set, liked them all

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Milton Jacob 6 years, 8 months ago

first is the best :)

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Walter 6 years, 8 months ago

Shaking is a BIG problem... So is the wind, etc... :-)

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dave 6 years, 8 months ago

Nature at work. Great lesson in predator and prey and population dynamics.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mark 6 years, 8 months ago

These are great. I don't think it's your hands shaking since there are sharp points in all the pictures. I think the web vibrates during the struggle but mostly you should try manual focus. Auto focus is very hit and miss on the macro level. Focus as close as you can and then move yourself backwards and forwards till the sweet point is were you want it.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Tom 6 years, 8 months ago

Well done on the capture

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Andrea 6 years, 8 months ago

Awesome captures!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Christa 6 years, 8 months ago

Eu já tive fobia às aranhas, mas com a mania das fotos foi perdendo lentamente esta mesma.
A primeira está muito bonita e a 3ª também, pois ficou mais focada. Vai treinando, que isto com o tempo e alguns bons conselhos lá vai. :))

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 6 years, 8 months ago

Great series.........

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Claire 6 years, 8 months ago

great set !

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Andrã©S 6 years, 8 months ago

wowwww¡¡¡ thanks Ricky

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 8 months ago

Great set Ricky !

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Allison 6 years, 8 months ago

Great photos Ricky

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Agnes Felber 6 years, 8 months ago

Life is fragile, indeed!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kate 6 years, 8 months ago

These are really interesting Ricky - I go with Gerd's advice - just read up about it after some tricky shots of my own that didnt turn out quite as I had hoped.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ibrahim 6 years, 8 months ago

:) great challenge.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Piotrek 6 years, 8 months ago

very dramatic and great macro :)

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Francesc 6 years, 8 months ago

Fantastic captures....but I hate spiders

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gregg Maretka 6 years, 8 months ago

Great captures...

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Finbarr 6 years, 8 months ago

Awesome !!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 6 years, 8 months ago

I guess it is not of your shaking Ricky, if you look at your EXIF data with 51/3000 you have to shake a lot to get blurry pics. I think it is a focus problem, there should be a possibility in your Nikon to set only one focus point and this one you can move to all the positions of the other focus points. So if you move to the middle focus point it will stay there until you change this setting. I came to that conclusion because at least on all these pics except one you find something which is sharp. I suffered the same problem for a long time until I found the solution with the fixed focus.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon 6 years, 8 months ago

Great set Ricky!! What a coincidence, I just heard them talk about spider webs on TV and they said their webs is stronger than steel.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Samantha 6 years, 8 months ago

This is the coolest thing I've seen yet! Excellent job

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
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