A rain spider (Palystes castaneus) went a walking on my bathroom mirror.
This is my most popular image. And I thought people didnt like looking at spiders, clearly I was mistaken.

Featured in 18 groups, 29 favorites and it’s got a few top 10 challenge wins.

1048 views as of July 2013


Johannesburg,South Africa

Nikon D3100
iso 200
18mm-55mm @ 18mm

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rain spider, macro, arachnids

All I will ever shoot is a camera… all I will ever capture is a moment of beauty. May I tickle your fancy and make you laugh!!

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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 3 years ago

    I ain’t viewin’ that thing large!!! shudder

    I hate looking at it, yet I just can’t look away! lol.

    Brilliant shot, SONshine! xxx

  • Thanks Mom. I knew this would be another hit with you…teeheehee!! I was most upset when he left my house :-(

    – Shaun Colin Bell

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    I sort of like it. There’s way too many legs. LOL. A great shot and a fav.

  • HAHAHA! love the humor, Thank you Shorty :-)

    – Shaun Colin Bell

  • Angie66
    Angie66over 3 years ago

    fantastic shot :)

  • Many thanks Angie :-)

    – Shaun Colin Bell

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

    What an interesting beastie! he’s a handsome fella! Well captured. Superb image.

  • Hey Sarnia , he his handsome hey. Many thanks for the kind comments.

    – Shaun Colin Bell

  • myraj
    myrajover 3 years ago

    WOW! fantastic capture and great detail. Did you take him outside or is he a permanent ‘bathroom resident’ ?

  • Thank You Myra… I found him inside walking around the walls,mirror etc.
    He was quite happy to stay still for the whole shoot! he was gone by the morning :-( I was most upset as had big plans for his re-shoot.

    – Shaun Colin Bell

  • Sophie Lapsley
    Sophie Lapsleyover 3 years ago

    awesome Image, great detail

  • Thank You Sophie … :-O

    – Shaun Colin Bell

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thank You Ann :-)

    – Shaun Colin Bell

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    2 September 2011 – 2 images per day

    Great macro shot!

  • Thank you Very much !!!!

    – Shaun Colin Bell

  • supernan
    supernanover 3 years ago

    What a wonderful looking spider, great shot x

  • Thank you Supernan :-) he was fun to shoot!

    – Shaun Colin Bell

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 3 years ago


    wonderful capture .. many congrats on the feature

  • Oh.. way cool :-) thank you very much!!!

    – Shaun Colin Bell

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