View Full Version : Hiding lynx spider

Jason Stander
07-26-2011, 01:35 PM
An close up of a very small Green lynx spider (Peucetia nicolae). Their common name is indicative of their cat-like behavior of stalking and pouncing on their prey... crits and comments welcome... ENJOY!

Canon 60D, MP-E 65mm with a MT-24 EX Macro Twin Lite

Aperture: f14
ISO: 100

Susan Candelario
07-26-2011, 05:13 PM
Amazing clarity & details for such a small spider and magnification. I like the placement of the spider. I would be tempted to tone down the saturation a bit in the oof section in the lower front of the frame, since it might be somewhat distracting. But overall a great shot!

Jim Bridges
07-26-2011, 05:56 PM
They are one of my favorite little spiders to find and photograph in the fields. I didn't know they could jump until one jumped on my glasses while I was trying to get better look at it..:eek:. The color and detail on this one is outstanding I enjoyed seeing it...Thanks!!

Bob Miller
07-26-2011, 06:06 PM
I like this as is....great shot with lots of detail....nicely balanced!

Cheryl Arena Molennor
07-26-2011, 06:50 PM
Never sen one and kinda glad about that :w3:S3: Really cool spider and you got great detail. Does it have 6 eyes?

Jason Stander
07-27-2011, 02:14 AM
Thanx folks... appreciate!!!! Susan: point taken:w3... Cheryl: Six it is:S3:

christopher galeski
07-27-2011, 04:00 AM
nice one,like the detail.thanks.

Jason Stander
07-27-2011, 07:44 AM
Thank you Christopher... much appreciated!!!:S3:

Roman Kurywczak
07-27-2011, 10:13 AM
Hey Jason,
Besides the suggestion of a small tweak mentioned by Susan......just outstanding! Love everything about it! Flash work was excellent here too!

Steve Maxson
07-27-2011, 02:28 PM
Hi Jason. Excellent view of this little spider and very good sharpness within the narrow DOF this lens gives you. The one thing that strikes me is all the flash-generated specular highlights - especially on the face and legs of the spider. This will be an issue with any insect/spider with a reflective exoskeleton. You could try cloning some of those (a lot of work), but ultimately, using effective diffusers on those flash heads will make a world of difference in your future photos. (I hope yesterday's PM helps.) :S3: Overall, this is very well done.

Jason Stander
07-28-2011, 01:07 AM
Thank you Steve and Roman... appreciate the time (comment and crit)... highly valued!!!!!