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Mezmerising Eyes by john  Lenagan

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The face of the Net Casting Spider ( Deinopis Subrufa )
Have been waiting a while to get the face shot of one of these guys, with their fantastic stereo scopic front eyes with incredible night viewing capability and enabling them to judge the distance to their prey for their net casting – love these guys. Diamond Creek Oz

Canon 50D ~ 100 macro ~ f/13 ~ 1/125sec ~ ISO 2000


canon 50d, macro, spiders, nature, character shots

I love the paterns in Nature , their unique and abstract quality, being able to dive into the amazing world of the macro exploring worlds within worlds there discovering and being amazed.
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  • BK Photography
    BK Photographyover 3 years ago

    Instant fav…… love it

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work, hope you had a great Christmas Day, Wishing you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011,
    best regards Ann

  • BigD
    BigDover 3 years ago

  • Normf
    Normfover 3 years ago

    I love these Deinopis, Often called Goblin spiders (don’t know why???). Great shot!

  • flyfish70
    flyfish70over 3 years ago

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 3 years ago

    Wow fab close up ! conrats !

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    super cool!!!

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 3 years ago

    Terrific macro and detail ~ is it poisonous? … many congrats on your well-deserved features!

  • Susie – thanks for your visit and lovely comments – these spiders do have a poisonous bite (for their prey), however no reported instances of bites on humans that I could find, they are quite slow moving – apart from when they cast their nets (check out other images ), and typically they would freeze up rather than bite you, they have spooky eyes but in a strange way I now find them almost cute.

    – john Lenagan

  • Chris Williams
    Chris Williamsover 3 years ago

    I have never seen this type of spider before, but I’m glad you didn’t compose it coming right at the photo. :P

  • Kristin Nichole Hamm
    Kristin Nichol...over 3 years ago

    WOW!!! : )

  • Thanks Kristin – they are really amazing eyes – and quite gentle spiders

    – john Lenagan

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