Suspended Spider

© Tess L. Yee

Suspended Spider

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 11/9/2009 8:22:01 AM

Terrific find, Tess. Fantastic macro image. #1202824

Sabrina Ryan 11/9/2009 8:31:33 AM

Beautiful, but spooky macro capture, Tess! #8116693

Lindley Johnson level-deluxe 11/9/2009 8:45:12 AM

Oustanding macro, Tess! This guy really stands out against the blue background. #8116761

David Phalen level-deluxe 11/9/2009 8:47:41 AM

Not a big lover of spiders but am a lover of this image!! Excellent colors and details!! #8116773

Ann Myers 11/9/2009 8:47:53 AM

Incredible macro, Tess! #8116775

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 11/9/2009 8:51:38 AM

Excellent find and capture Tess!! The squirrel gets snacks but not the spider:) Jff #8116791

Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 11/9/2009 8:58:17 AM

Excellent macro capture and clarity, Tess... glad I'm seeing this in photo and not in person! lol #8116823

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 11/9/2009 9:03:21 AM

Beautiful macro and amazing detail, Tess! #8116843

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 11/9/2009 9:06:42 AM

Super macro work here Tess, great work! #8116852

Tiia Vissak level-deluxe 11/9/2009 9:15:16 AM

a fantastic close-up! #8116869

Linda Blair level-deluxe 11/9/2009 9:22:58 AM

Awesome macro of this critter!!!!!!! #8116901

Tess L. Yee level-deluxe 11/9/2009 9:32:12 AM

Thanks to each of you for the wonderful comments you've left! I'm NOT a spider fan at all, but I'll get in close for the sake of the picture.

Just for the sake of the picture, though! #8116929

Mark Dodge 11/9/2009 10:00:35 AM

Your shots always impress me, Tess. Your focus is always spot on, as well as your lighting and framing. Excellent details here and a wonderful composition. #8116983

Janet Daniel level-deluxe 11/9/2009 10:10:26 AM

Spiders give me the creeps, but this is an exceptional macro, Tess! Fantastic job! #8116992

Kaye Burazin 11/9/2009 11:02:10 AM

Squish...there I said it too...I don't like spiders. Great close up though #8117049

Kaye Burazin 11/9/2009 11:17:07 AM

Another great picture Tess... Nikon Crazy remember?...Lol

Brian #8117090

Hal Bambrick 11/9/2009 11:18:48 AM

Great Macro Tess!!!!!!!. #8117094

Julie Burnett 11/9/2009 11:23:59 AM

Terrific clarity and details, Tess! It's amazing what we'll go through to get the shot! #8117107

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 11/9/2009 11:35:10 AM

Beautiful, Tess! #8117139

Mike Clime 11/9/2009 12:35:18 PM

Really awesome macro! I'll take your word on what kind it is. #8117327

Manuel Barrera 11/9/2009 2:05:10 PM

A real beauty, #8117432

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 11/9/2009 2:08:48 PM

SUPERB clarity and colors in this wonderful capture Tess, what a FANTASTIC find and capture, WTG!!! <>< #8117440

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 11/9/2009 2:43:27 PM

Wonderful colors and details Tess! #8117516

Courtenay Vanderbilt 11/9/2009 3:13:32 PM

Stunning details, Tess! Wonderful capture! #8117595

Karen Celella level-deluxe 11/9/2009 3:35:19 PM

Spiders can be fascinating and beautiful and you have shown us wonderful detail here Tess. Well done. #8117659

Anita Hogue 11/9/2009 4:04:31 PM

AWESOME capture, Tess! #8117692

Maria Morrow 11/9/2009 4:32:57 PM

Super macro, Tess! #8117724

Kerry Hill 11/9/2009 4:44:00 PM

Beautiful shot Tess, fabulous details!! #8117746

Carol Eade level-deluxe 11/9/2009 5:11:25 PM

Terrific macro, the colors and detail! #8117820

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 11/9/2009 5:15:02 PM

WOW, Tess!!! Magnificent shot of this beautiful spider!!! Awesome details and colors!!! :-) k #8117832

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe 11/9/2009 5:20:12 PM

Great macro shot!!! Nice comp, details and colors of the critter :-).... #8117852

Tamara K. Walker level-deluxe 11/9/2009 5:33:09 PM

super close up and details. #8117910

Ray Thoms level-deluxe 11/9/2009 5:33:32 PM

Great macro the detail and colour, can't say the same for the critter #8117913

Jack Ryan level-deluxe 11/9/2009 5:36:51 PM

Much too least for Monnie. I heard her squeal a while ago when she came to it. Excellent detail and excellent photo...and as I said, very realistic. #8117926

Liz blahh level-deluxe 11/9/2009 6:35:52 PM

Great capture! If you are ever unsure what an insect is try #8118044

Barbara Waldoch level-deluxe 11/9/2009 6:55:31 PM

Excellent capture, Tess! #8118087

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe 11/9/2009 7:32:54 PM

Oh, but he is sooooo pretty!! I really don't like to be around them much, but I do think they are very intriquing when they are in pic's!! Beautiful capture of this gorgeous guy, Tess!! #8118171

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 11/9/2009 7:40:58 PM

Super detail, tones, clarity,dof & comp here, Tess! Terrific work, as always,my friend! #8118201

Sherran Andersen level-deluxe 11/9/2009 10:25:43 PM

Awesome macro Tess. #8118422

Rony Sagy 11/9/2009 10:38:12 PM

What an amazing macro Tess. I love the excellent detail, color and narrative. #8118452

Graham Robards level-deluxe 11/9/2009 11:36:21 PM

scream..... but if I saw it I'd maro it too! Great shot my friend! ~Pat #8118545

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-deluxe 11/10/2009 12:06:59 AM

Fantasticly detailed, Tess. Too close for my taste :0) #8118575

Brett Dolsen 11/10/2009 1:59:34 AM

Wonderfull macro and cool spider capture Tess!!Brett #8118707

Sheila D. Robertson 11/10/2009 3:44:56 AM

WOW....great macro. #8118960

Renata Gusciora 11/10/2009 4:24:05 AM

Wow!Fabulous macro,Tess!Great details! #8119105

Gina Cormier level-deluxe 11/10/2009 5:17:20 AM

WOWIE!!!! That is some macro!! Such detail!! Fabulous work and capture! #8119292

Kathleen Brennan 11/10/2009 6:56:33 AM

Great macro! I do love spiders and you have captured him perfectly! #8119670

Mike F. Anderson 11/10/2009 7:11:20 AM

Yikes! - Too much detail for me Tess ... :-) Great shot! #8119718

Kate Jackson level-deluxe 11/10/2009 7:29:57 AM

I like how you got him spot on in the right spot! What a great outline he makes hung there. Better than running over my toe! #8119768

Martha R. Mazon level-deluxe 11/10/2009 7:41:02 AM

Great composition and clarity, Tess!! #8119806

Ann Coates level-deluxe 11/10/2009 8:56:12 AM

I'm a little off spiders at the moment after finding one in my bedroom. At least this one's outside. You have captured it perfectly Tess. I like how it appears to be floating. #8119991

Susie Peek-Swint 11/10/2009 9:34:16 AM

Great detail and colour Tess .. I'm okay with spiders as long as they're outside and not poisonous! #8120066

John Connolly level-deluxe 11/10/2009 11:35:28 AM

I am impressed with the great detail, color and your background here Tess! A superb macro image! #8120266

Kathy Reeves level-deluxe 11/10/2009 12:52:41 PM

Amazing detail in this ---well spiders are not my favorite animal! #8120461

ROLAN NARMAN 11/10/2009 12:59:03 PM

Fantastic macro with wonderful colors and details Tess! #8120479

Karen Engelbreth 11/10/2009 1:17:24 PM

COOL find and capture, Tess... #8120537

Christine Lobsinger level-deluxe 11/10/2009 1:17:46 PM

I'm not a huge fan of this type of creature Tess, BUT I always seem to look here on BP when someone captures them.. It amazes me that peeps can get the most unique shots of these guys! YOU sure DID... an awesome pov/great colours/lighting... GREAT MACRO SHOT!!!

SMILING #8120539

Nancy J. Locke 11/10/2009 3:49:46 PM

Tess, I am peeking through my fingers and what an AWESOME capture!!! So vivid and gorgeous. What a beautiful spider.

Cheers! Nancy J L #8120915

Joseph N. DiGilio 11/10/2009 4:36:26 PM

This is a very impressive macro image Tess. It must be tough to be a spider. No one loves them. They do make for good photos though. #8120968

David Van Camp 11/10/2009 5:02:46 PM

Cool macro Tess! I like it a lot :D #8121020

Thomas E. Hinds 11/10/2009 5:26:08 PM

Beautiful spider so nicely captured! #8121072

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-deluxe 11/10/2009 6:01:00 PM

Amazing close-up and the design is so eye-catching! Spiders do frighten a lot of people! #8121155

Freddy Bland 11/10/2009 6:01:37 PM

Awesome image of this spider! Super clarity! #8121156

Mary K. Robison 11/10/2009 6:12:57 PM

Tess, this macro is incredibly clear and detailed, and that spider does indeed seem to be floating above its surroundings! Terrific find and capture! #8121179

Darryl Wilkinson 11/10/2009 8:26:55 PM

Excellent background and framing, Tess! #8121352

Paul E. Earl 11/11/2009 1:27:44 AM

WOW!! Fabulous macro!!! #8121661

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 11/11/2009 1:33:01 AM

OM GOSH...This one ought to give me nightmares tonight...! The FLOATING SPIDER, Floating where he WILL! Our tender skin, his GOAL!


I am like you, Tess. TOTALLY NOT A FAN OF SPIDERS in person...but BP is helping me actually "look" at them cuz I KNOW they wont jump out of the computer at me!

This sure looks like a winner to me. Love your comp and surrounding interest. Let's add it to the BP discovery channel!!! :)

-Laura #8121666

Kennen White 11/11/2009 3:28:18 AM

Great shot, Tess. Nice composition and excellent sharpness and color.

Jennifer A. Major 11/11/2009 5:23:26 AM

Super scary! Great macro shot! #8122105

Hayden Cannon level-deluxe 11/11/2009 6:06:48 AM

Great capture Tess, I love spiders in fact I work with them : ). Great colors, comp, lighting and details nice shot! #8122246

Sam Britt 11/11/2009 9:04:03 AM

Terrific image, Tess. I hope your lens was long! #8122778

Lynn M. Whitt 11/11/2009 9:19:08 AM

Wow amazing clarity... #8122790

Tess L. Yee 11/11/2009 10:14:47 AM

Hahaha! This is just the sort of (semi-creeped-out) reaction I had hoped for! Thank you for all of the wonderful comments (even from those who actually LIKE spiders). :)

Indeed, Laura...a suitable image for the Discovery Channel!

Well Sam, it's a 105/f2.8 macro, and the lens was about 6 inches from Mr. Floaty! #8122921

Cathy Barrows 11/11/2009 11:54:31 AM

not a spider person but this one is very pretty...great details #8123058

Christine Czernin level-deluxe 11/11/2009 12:28:08 PM

Great macro of this hairy critter. Your sharp focus and clarity is spot on as always. I prefer to see a picture to the reality, still. #8123124

maria Warren 11/11/2009 12:43:17 PM

awesome macro shot with great light and details #8123143

Linda M. Walker 11/11/2009 2:01:13 PM

Awesome details...with this "cutie" #8123286

Dick W. Wyatt 11/11/2009 2:56:05 PM

Great Capture !! #8123358

Chua Wee Boo 11/11/2009 4:06:05 PM

Terrific details & capture,Tess! #8123475

Yulianto Soeroso 11/12/2009 3:07:55 AM

clarity macro #8124344

Ken Smith level-deluxe 11/12/2009 4:06:33 AM

Next, let's pop out a nice snake! Keep the momentum! :-) Excellent details, Tess. I've never been a big fan of spiders either! :-) #8124558

Douglas Pignet 11/12/2009 5:03:09 AM

I as well am not a spider lover but you did well with this capture. #8124781

a2o aini level-deluxe 11/12/2009 5:03:26 AM

fantastic capture, Tess! very well composed #8124782

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-deluxe 11/12/2009 5:39:22 AM

Well It's NOT a Dream Weaver ;0)
Fantastic Capture Tess #8124877

Carolyn Morgan 11/12/2009 7:39:05 AM

Great shot! like many others I am not fond of spiders but this is beautiful! #8125229

Gary Lange 11/12/2009 8:14:30 AM

Wonderful details!! #8125303

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/12/2009 8:32:59 AM

Wowza! Super macro work Tess, great presentation...

jo ann c. #8125353

Judy A. Lawhon 11/12/2009 1:39:52 PM

Arachniphobia!!!! Nice capture, though, Tess! #8125933

Max Aureli 11/12/2009 8:03:11 PM

WOW WOW!!!! Great details on this macro with fantastic colors on the BG!!!! Great shot, Tess!!! #8126588

Tess L. Yee 11/13/2009 8:43:19 AM

Thanks for all of these fantastic comments, everyone!!

(Almost) worth the proximity to this hairy beast!

Ken - I do have some snake shots, as a matter of fact (I was ~24" from the subject). #8128339

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe 11/13/2009 10:20:42 AM

Great detail and lovely colours, Tess! #8128588

Stephen Zacker level-deluxe 11/13/2009 12:20:58 PM

Fantastic macro and detail #8128820

Howard B. Cheek level-deluxe 11/13/2009 3:03:23 PM

One of the greatest challenges in shooting spiders, is to show them in an artistic and pleasing composition..
This has it all..even the arachnophobics will find beauty here :) #8129093

Ken Jarvis level-deluxe 11/13/2009 4:10:00 PM

Great macro, Tess! Excellant detail! #8129224

Tommy E. Burgess 11/14/2009 12:25:01 AM

Wow Stunning macro Tess!! Hope we see this again, it's fantastic! #8129849

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 11/14/2009 4:17:48 AM

Stupendous capture, Tess!!! #8130089

Susan M. Campbell level-deluxe 11/14/2009 6:57:01 AM

As much as I hate spiders, I have to admit they make great subjects. This is a fabulous macro Tess! #8130533

Christina N. Seuser level-deluxe 11/14/2009 7:37:47 AM

Wonderful macro! The composition, color and clarity are all outstanding! #8130605

Patricia A. Stalter level-deluxe 11/14/2009 7:38:12 AM

I think you got closer than I did to my Green Lynx! Either that or you've got one long lens.Nicely done... a winner. #8130606

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 11/14/2009 11:36:23 AM

Beautiful details and dof!! What is the size of this spider? #8130927

Jayne Martin 11/14/2009 12:54:50 PM


Gail Vitikacs level-deluxe 11/14/2009 3:55:10 PM

Incredible details! This is awesome Tess! Hope you are enjoying the weekend! #8131271

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 11/16/2009 10:43:18 AM

Exceptional detail and wonderful composition, Tess! #8136248

Tess L. Yee 11/18/2009 4:18:44 AM

Thanks to each and every one of you for all of these great comments!

This little guy was about an inch from leg tip to (diagonal) leg tip... #8141248

Christine Czernin level-deluxe 11/18/2009 12:52:32 PM

Another fantastic macro.With your captures I could almost begin to like spiders. But only in your beautiful pictures. LOL. #8142605

Tess L. Yee 12/1/2009 6:04:53 AM

Hahaha Christine! Thank you for that generous comment (and I completely understand about 'liking spiders'). #8181803

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One of the critters that I happened upon this weekend. Don't quote me, but my guess is that it's a Red-femured Spotted Orbweaver. I rather liked how it appeared to be floating...other than that, I can't really say I liked it very much!

Exif: Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 11/9/2009 8:09:50 AM

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