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I loved the way this spider lifted it’s leg as though in greeting!

It is very small. It’s body would be no more than 1.5mm long. It’s markings are not visible to the naked eye. It is climbing down the back of my hand. No idea of the species, though I will try to identify it later on.

I found it in our house in Kallaroo WA.

Nikon D70
Sigma 105mm Macro DG lens
Sigma EM 140 ring flash
1/100 sec at f25


spider, macro, arachnid


  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 5 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks Rick!

    – Trevor Needham

  • annemarieL
    annemarieLabout 5 years ago

    Wow! Neat capture, Trevor. :o)

  • Thank you, my friend!

    – Trevor Needham

  • warriorprincess
    warriorprincessabout 5 years ago

    Wow, what a small creature. Great size comparison by using the hairs on your hand as his/her legs are only just thicker than your hair. Beautiful work.

  • Thanks warriorprincess – much appreciated!

    – Trevor Needham

  • taiche
    taicheabout 5 years ago

    Incredible capture ….puts my hair on end lol

  • Hehe – mine too as you can see! Thanks for dropping by, taiche.

    – Trevor Needham

  • tamanna
    tamannaabout 5 years ago

    Classic Trevor…one for the arachnaphobes!

  • Thanks tamanna. I think this little guy is too small even to worry the arachnaphobes among us, of which I am definitely not one – call me strange if you like but I love spiders! And quite by coincidence, as I type, the radio is just playing a blues song called Black Widow Spider!!

    – Trevor Needham

  • wildrider58
    wildrider58about 5 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks wildrider!

    – Trevor Needham

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeabout 5 years ago

    Get it OFF!
    yuck….. still, all arachnophobia aside, its a great shot!

  • Thanks again, and great to hear from you, Wendy. Being a spider (and snake) lover, I’ve never really understood arachnaphobia! Well, maybe a little!

    – Trevor Needham

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeabout 5 years ago

    lol….then you might get a laugh out of this

  • Hehe – laugh I did! Brilliant shots and funny narrative!

    – Trevor Needham

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