Continuing with my creepy crawlies collection, I took the closeup of this eight legged creature on a wall in my house this morning. I was almost late for my dentist appointment because I noticed it just as I was leaving. I took six shots, four of which were not in focus. The background (my stucco wall) was uninteresting (although in this extreme closeup, the texture of it is quite noticeable) so I added a vignette. Although it is tarantula-sized in this macro shot, the size of it was really only about 3/4 of an inch, legs and all. It’s amazing to see how much hair these ordinary house spiders seem to have. I would love to have the nerve to photograph a wolf spider but despite their tiny size, they jump! I don’t think I’d have the nerve to get this close to a jumping spider…taking this shot was hair-raising enough for me!


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