Thursday, June 10, 2010

Return of the dark one

The spider in its lair

This little fellah measures no more than 1mm in length

The mother guarding its spiderlings

After a few nights of disappointment, I finally found a subject for my close-up shot.It was a black faced crab spider with its spiderlings.This was an interesting find and I wasted no time rigging up my foldable table and some
clamps to get a shot of the spider family.The lighting aspect was challenging because the spider was lying low under the cover of a
pandan leaf nest.I managed to score a few decent shots of the spiders and its young ones (measuring no
more than 1mm).It took me more than an hour to set up the shot and after I was done, the spider and its
spiderlings were returned to where it was found.

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