Bugging Out

Uploaded: May 06, 2018 03:12:16 | Entered: May 06, 2018 03:12:16


When you hear about the Big Hairy Spider this one certainly qualifies -

Tarantulas can be fascinating - At this Nature Event many kids loved the close up interaction with this spider.... most moms not so much!

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 238.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D


Gord MacEachern May 06, 2018

This is definitely a Texas sized bug Jeff, wonderful capture!! #1707979

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 06, 2018

I used to have one named Creepy..She was a nice girl. #11698650

Bojan Bencic level-classic May 06, 2018

Fantastic details, Jeff. Sure looks scary. #11698652

Christine Greenspan level-deluxe May 06, 2018

Yikes! Great capture! When I visited Texas it was tarantula mating season and a few climbed up the door of my friend's garage. I couldn't believe them! Not a NH spider! #11698656

Gail Sullivan level-classic May 06, 2018

What a great shot, Jeff! #11698690

Terry Cervi level-classic May 06, 2018

That's a big one! I don't think I would want one crawling on my hand! Great capture! #11698696

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic May 06, 2018

Yikes is right!!! A fabulous capture of this Tarantula, Jeff. #11698702

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 06, 2018

Glad it wasn't on your hand, Jeff! Outstanding capture! Love the details and size comparison! #11698721

Leslie McLain level-classic May 06, 2018

Fantastic capture and details, Jeff. #11698735

Martha R. Mazon level-classic May 06, 2018

Wonderful capture, Jeff! I'd stick to photo distance, myself! #11698740

Patrick Rouzes level-classic May 06, 2018

Have never seen one, Jeff! An exceptional capture! #11698743

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 06, 2018

Cool capture. I'm guessing it wasn't your hand in the picture though. #11698765

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures May 06, 2018

Love the part about moms not liking them so much!! Excellent capture of this spider Jeff and sure is perfect for the bug category!! #11698823

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe May 06, 2018

Oooh, I am not going to sleep tonight (LOL). Fantastic shot, Jef! #11698833

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 07, 2018

Thanks Everyone - You are correct Claudia, this is not my hand. #11698866

Rudi Reiner level-classic May 07, 2018

Great MT capture Jeff, that takes a steady hand! #11698889

frank w. degenhardt May 08, 2018

I love that blue background Jeff and how it makes the hand and the tarantula stands out in beautiful color and amazing details. I think a lot of men would not dare to do this either. Great composing and lighting. #11699029

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 08, 2018

Superb details on the Texas tarantula, Jeff. #11699063

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic May 09, 2018

WOW, Fantastic close up of this big spider Jeff!,
Amalia #11699283

John Connolly May 09, 2018

A great shot Jeff, but I don't play with any spiders! We have far too many lethal ones here in Australia! #11699334

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 12, 2018

Thank You! #11699833

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe May 12, 2018

I'm with the "not so much" group, but great macro work here, Jeff! #11699867

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 12, 2018

Not too long ago, sitting in my breakfast nook and looking out the window, along came a tarantula strolling across our deck...only in Texas! :) An excellent close-up, Jeff - marvelous detail work! #11699922

Sandy Driscoll level-classic May 12, 2018

Great shot, Jeff! This sure is a big hairy guy! #11699936

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 13, 2018

Thank You! #11700069

Nancy L. Green level-classic May 15, 2018

AWESOME macro image Jeff!! I am definitely in the "not so much" group!! <>< #11700510

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 18, 2018

Thanks Nancy! #11701103

Patrick Rouzes level-classic June 30, 2018

Congrats on all your wonderful finalists, Jeff! #11711195

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe June 30, 2018

Outstanding Finalist. Congrats! #11711197

Susan Williams June 30, 2018

Congratulations on your Gold win, Jeff. Quite an impact image! Love the details, composition and colors. #11711342

Bojan Bencic level-classic June 30, 2018

So good, Jeff. Congratulations! #11711369

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe June 30, 2018

Congrats on your awesome winner, Jeff. #11711401

MARLON IGNACIO level-classic June 30, 2018

Awesome detail and creepiness. Congratulations on your gold winner, Jeff! #11711479

Ed Lauderdale level-classic June 30, 2018

Beautifully done, Jeff! Congratulations!!! #11711532

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures June 30, 2018

Perfect gold winning image for the bug category Jeff, huge congratulations!! #11711591

Ujjwal Mukherjee June 30, 2018

Congratulations on your excellent Winner, Jeff! #11711679

G. Margaret Hennes level-classic July 01, 2018

Congrats on your winning image, Jeff! Gives me the creeps! #11711704

Patrick Rouzes level-classic July 01, 2018

Congrats on your Winner, Jeff! #11711844

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic July 01, 2018

Yikes, perfect details, but you would not get me near it. Congratulations on your win! #11711875

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 01, 2018

Happy to see this fellow back in all his hairy glory and proudly wearing Gold! Kudos and congrats, Jeff, on your excellent Gold Win! #11711937

Husain Akhtar July 01, 2018

Great shot - graceful winner – warm congratulations Jeff! #11711950

Teresa L. Brooks July 01, 2018

Congratulations on your gold winner #11712053

Christine Greenspan level-deluxe July 01, 2018

Many congrats on your unforgettable win! #11712167

Gail Sullivan level-classic July 02, 2018

No surprise to see this win, Jeff...congrats! #11712253

Terry Cervi level-classic July 02, 2018

Congrats on your fantastic win, Jeff!! #11712261

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 03, 2018

Thanks Everyone Very Much! #11712475

Claudia Kuhn level-classic July 04, 2018

Congrats on your fine winner, Jeff! #11712688

Claudia Kuhn level-classic July 04, 2018

Congrats on your fine winner, Jeff! #11712689

Emile Abbott level-deluxe July 04, 2018

Congrats on Gold Winner, Jeff. #11712755

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 05, 2018

Thank You! #11712883

Oscar J. Pung level-classic July 06, 2018

Congratulation on your Gold, Jeff! Now, did you hold the camera in one hand and let the spider sit on the other? Great shot. #11713283

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 07, 2018

Thanks Oscar - That is the hand of the presenter from the event - #11713346

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe July 07, 2018

Congratulations on your Gold Winner, Jeff! #11713395

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 09, 2018

Thank You Ann! #11713707

Laura E. Swan level-classic September 08, 2018

Yah, okay. NO!
Now that we have this clear...I must say this is a fantastic close up and you are just darned lucky it didn't jump out at you and onto your face. Covering your nose, eyes and mouth and stinging you until you fall to your knees.

Did I mention I am horrified by spiders? HeeHee
Big Congrats on the Gold, Jeff!

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 16, 2018

Thank You Laura!! :-) #11725693

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