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Taken in our courtyard at Kallaroo, northern beach suburb of Perth.

This spider is a male netcasting spider (Deinopis subrufa) sitting on our flyscreen. They catch their prey by making a web net and casting it over the poor unsuspecting insect or spider they have targeted.

Sigma 105mm Macro DG at 1:1 with EM140 ring flash. Fully manual flash (1/2 intensity each side) and exposure (1/400s at f20). Image has been cropped.

Tags

spider, spiders, arachnid, netcasting

Comments

  • WendyJC
    WendyJCover 5 years ago

    awesome macro Trevor!

  • Thanks Wendy!

    – Trevor Needham

  • Adrian Paul
    Adrian Paulover 5 years ago

    Another great shot but would youalso mind stating in your desciption of this photo whereabouts in WA the photo was taken? It is a requirement of our group rules.

    Thanks
    Adrian (co-host)

  • Oops again! Corrected now. Cheers mate.

    – Trevor Needham

  • Adrian Paul
    Adrian Paulover 5 years ago

    Thanks Trevor.

  • Pete Costick
    Pete Costickover 5 years ago

    Wonderful image of this beautiful spider, and deserved of our feature in Arachnids group, well done

  • Many thanks Pete – I really appreciate the feature!

    – Trevor Needham

  • Heavenandus777
    Heavenandus777over 5 years ago

  • Wow, Heavenandus – thanks a heap for the feature!

    – Trevor Needham

  • Normf
    Normfover 5 years ago

    Don’t these guys have AMAZING front eyes? Congratulations on your well earned feature in the Arachnids group. What a superb shot!

  • Right about the eyes!! I wanted to get a front-on shot but he wouldn’t cooperate. I’ll try again – he’s still hanging around. Thanks Norm.

    – Trevor Needham

  • DSly
    DSlyover 5 years ago

    Awesome macro of the spider, great work!

  • Thanks Daniel!

    – Trevor Needham

  • margotk
    margotkover 5 years ago

    Yikes! Great shot!

  • Thanks Margot!

    – Trevor Needham

  • Rebecca Bryson
    Rebecca Brysonover 5 years ago

    Great shot…and ewwwwwww what an ugly spider lol

  • Thanks Rebecca! Lots of people think spiders are ugly but I think they are beautiful – and they are such good friends to humans, they really keep the insect population under control. If it comes to a choice between a few spiders and a lot of flies, I’ll stick with the spiders!!!

    – Trevor Needham

  • chijude
    chijudeover 5 years ago

    An admirable shot … but you can keep your subject thank you!

  • Thanks Jude – unfortunately this one decided to move on. He’s been here for a few days but tonight I couldn’t find him. Oh well – I wish him all the best in his hunting!!

    – Trevor Needham

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