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Found this little guy whilst moving some plant pots in my garden (Preston, Lancashire, UK). He/she was pretty small, a bit less than 2cm including leg span. I believe he/she is an Anelosimus vittatus. I can’t see too many people wanting to hang this on their wall or send it as a card – but I thought I’d share it anyway.

Captured with Canon EOS 400D, Canon 100mm 2.8macro and Canon 430exII flash. (In the absence of a specialized macro flash I tend to use the 430ex fired into a curved over Rogue Flash bender – it avoids getting lens shadow in the shot and gives a more diffuse light).


spider, macro, bugs, insects, arachnid, creepy crawly, close up, scary, eating, predator, prey, fly, green, eyes, legs, anelosimus vittatus


  • CBoyle
    CBoyleabout 2 years ago

    Fantastic! I Love it!

  • thanks CBoyle.

    – RedMann

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • davvi
    davviabout 2 years ago


  • thank you davvi.

    – RedMann

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 2 years ago

  • thank you for the feature

    – RedMann

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 2 years ago

  • thanks for the feature Yool

    – RedMann

  • Cameron Hampton
    Cameron Hamptonabout 2 years ago


  • thanks Cameron

    – RedMann

  • Janone
    Janoneabout 2 years ago

    Looks very tasty.. lol
    Great macro shot.

  • Thanks Janone – I appreciate the comment.

    – RedMann

  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldabout 2 years ago

    very nice capture, I have not seen one of these spiders before.

  • thanks Barb – I hadn’t seen one like this either – but he’s thankfully a lot smaller and less scary than some of the ones you have in Oz.

    – RedMann

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...about 2 years ago

    …..this should come with a warning…excellent macro work but I’m sure glad I’m not just off to bed or this would keep me awake…small or not..you’re quite brave!

  • thanks KatMagic – when I posted this on Facebook I did suggest some folk might want to press “hide.” Glad you like it.

    – RedMann

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 2 years ago

  • thanks barnsis

    – RedMann

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