Suspended Spider

© Tess L. Yee

Suspended Spider

Uploaded: November 09, 2009


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


Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 09, 2009

Terrific find, Tess. Fantastic macro image. #1202824

Lindley Johnson level-classic November 09, 2009

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

David Phalen November 09, 2009

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

Ann Myers November 09, 2009

Incredible macro, Tess! #8116775

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 09, 2009

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

Amy M. Wilson November 09, 2009

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

Jessica Jenney November 09, 2009

Beautiful macro and amazing detail, Tess! #8116843

Gord MacEachern November 09, 2009

Super macro work here Tess, great work! #8116852

Tiia Vissak November 09, 2009

a fantastic close-up! #8116869

Linda Blair November 09, 2009

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

Tess L. Yee November 09, 2009

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 November 09, 2009

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 November 09, 2009

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

Kaye Burazin November 09, 2009

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

November 09, 2009

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

Brian #8117090

Hal Bambrick November 09, 2009

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

Julie Burnett November 09, 2009

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

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe November 09, 2009

Beautiful, Tess! #8117139

Mike Clime November 09, 2009

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

Manuel Barrera November 09, 2009

A real beauty, #8117432

Nancy L. Green level-classic November 09, 2009

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

Claudia Kuhn level-classic November 09, 2009

Wonderful colors and details Tess! #8117516

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 09, 2009

Stunning details, Tess! Wonderful capture! #8117595

Karen Celella November 09, 2009

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

Anita Hogue November 09, 2009

AWESOME capture, Tess! #8117692

Maria Morrow November 09, 2009

Super macro, Tess! #8117724

Kerry Hill November 09, 2009

Beautiful shot Tess, fabulous details!! #8117746

Carol Eade level-classic November 09, 2009

Terrific macro, the colors and detail! #8117820

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 09, 2009

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

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic November 09, 2009

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

Tamara K. Walker level-classic November 09, 2009

super close up and details. #8117910

Ray Thoms November 09, 2009

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

Jack Ryan November 09, 2009

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 November 09, 2009

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

Barbara Waldoch November 09, 2009

Excellent capture, Tess! #8118087

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe November 09, 2009

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-classic November 09, 2009

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

Sherran Andersen level-classic November 09, 2009

Awesome macro Tess. #8118422

Rony Sagy November 09, 2009

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

Graham Robards November 09, 2009

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

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer November 10, 2009

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

Brett Dolsen November 10, 2009

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

Sheila D. Robertson November 10, 2009

WOW....great macro. #8118960

Renata Gusciora November 10, 2009

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

Gina Cormier November 10, 2009

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

Kathleen Brennan November 10, 2009

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

Mike F. Anderson November 10, 2009

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

Kate Jackson November 10, 2009

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-classic November 10, 2009

Great composition and clarity, Tess!! #8119806

Ann Coates level-classic November 10, 2009

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 November 10, 2009

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

John Connolly November 10, 2009

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

Kathy Reeves November 10, 2009

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

ROLAN NARMAN November 10, 2009

Fantastic macro with wonderful colors and details Tess! #8120479

Karen Engelbreth November 10, 2009

COOL find and capture, Tess... #8120537

Christine Lobsinger level-classic November 10, 2009

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 November 10, 2009

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 November 10, 2009

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 November 10, 2009

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

Thomas E. Hinds November 10, 2009

Beautiful spider so nicely captured! #8121072

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic November 10, 2009

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

Freddy Bland November 10, 2009

Awesome image of this spider! Super clarity! #8121156

Mary K. Robison November 10, 2009

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 November 10, 2009

Excellent background and framing, Tess! #8121352

Paul E. Earl November 11, 2009

WOW!! Fabulous macro!!! #8121661

Laura E. Swan level-classic November 11, 2009

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 November 11, 2009

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

Jennifer A. Major November 11, 2009

Super scary! Great macro shot! #8122105

Hayden Cannon November 11, 2009

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

Sam Britt November 11, 2009

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

Lynn M. Whitt November 11, 2009

Wow amazing clarity... #8122790

Tess L. Yee November 11, 2009

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 November 11, 2009

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

Christine Czernin level-classic November 11, 2009

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 level-classic November 11, 2009

awesome macro shot with great light and details #8123143

Linda M. Walker November 11, 2009

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

Dick W. Wyatt November 11, 2009

Great Capture !! #8123358

Chua Wee Boo November 11, 2009

Terrific details & capture,Tess! #8123475

Yulianto Soeroso November 12, 2009

clarity macro #8124344

Ken Smith level-classic November 12, 2009

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 November 12, 2009

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

a2o akmal aini othman level-classic November 12, 2009

fantastic capture, Tess! very well composed #8124782

MELODIE C. ROBERTS November 12, 2009

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

Carolyn Morgan November 12, 2009

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

Gary Lange November 12, 2009

Wonderful details!! #8125303

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 12, 2009

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

jo ann c. #8125353

Judy A. Lawhon November 12, 2009

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

Max Aureli November 12, 2009

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

Tess L. Yee November 13, 2009

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 November 13, 2009

Great detail and lovely colours, Tess! #8128588

Stephen Zacker November 13, 2009

Fantastic macro and detail #8128820

Howard B. Cheek November 13, 2009

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 November 13, 2009

Great macro, Tess! Excellant detail! #8129224

Tommy E. Burgess November 14, 2009

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

Ellen Hodges November 14, 2009

Stupendous capture, Tess!!! #8130089

Susan M. Campbell November 14, 2009

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

Christina N. Seuser November 14, 2009

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

Patricia A. Stalter November 14, 2009

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 November 14, 2009

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

Jayne Martin November 14, 2009


Gail Vitikacs level-classic November 14, 2009

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

Terry Cervi level-classic November 16, 2009

Exceptional detail and wonderful composition, Tess! #8136248

Tess L. Yee November 18, 2009

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-classic November 18, 2009

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

Tess L. Yee December 01, 2009

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

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