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Posted by Craig Lipski on Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:37 pm

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Fishing Spider

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These are the critters I lied down with to get the damselfly shot!  It seemed that there was one every 2 or 3' along the river bank. This was one of many guarding a ball of cute little youngsters - I got some of those shots, too, but I thought this was a little more dramatic.  Her leg span was almost 4" - easy to keep an eye on, lol.

8.17.2019
Washtenaw Co, MI
5DIV
100-400 4.5-5.6 II (at all 400mm!)
f/16 1/80s
iso 800
Natural light, hand held

Comments and suggestions always welcome.
Good light,
Craig

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by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:29 am
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Great shot of her! Lovely contrast with the leaves and web. I like the patterns on her- did she lose a leg? Do they grow back? This looks really great full frame. Well worth getting down for! :)
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by Craig Lipski on Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:54 am
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Cynthia Crawford wrote:
Great shot of her! Lovely contrast with the leaves and web. I like the patterns on her- did she lose a leg? Do they grow back?  This looks really great full frame.  Well worth getting down for! :)

Thank you, Cynthia.  You can see where she lost her back left leg.  I don’t think they grow back, but I’m not at all positive.
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by Tom Whelan on Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:07 pm
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What a big spider, and an excellent capture with nice DOF.
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by rhighercat on Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:39 pm
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Love this image. nice contrast and composition. I like the crossing grass blades and the two legs leading to the spider's face. I guess he/she is getting about the business of weaving the web and catching prey even with a missing leg.
 

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