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photoblog image Pearl Spider?

Pearl Spider?

Is that what this species is called?

 

I saw it in Kerala, India where I was visiting my parents. I was humbled by the level of intelligence nature has bestowed upon this little creature. The monsoon was at full steam and it was raining every day. This spider had its web spun on the under-side of a black pepper leaf where it was protected from the torrential rain. The red dots behind the spider are actually its babies - the mother spider has got the best protection for her babies from the rain using whatever nature could offer her. Sheer brilliance!

 

I decided to stick to natural light, which obviously wasn't enough and the subject being on the under-side of a leaf shaking in the wind, it didn't make for a particularly easy angle to shoot. With all the stability that I could manage with my hands, this was the first shot of the family I got and I didn't want to take another one - not because this shot was perfect, but because I didn't have the energy and patience to do it again :)

Pearl Spider?

Is that what this species is called?

 

I saw it in Kerala, India where I was visiting my parents. I was humbled by the level of intelligence nature has bestowed upon this little creature. The monsoon was at full steam and it was raining every day. This spider had its web spun on the under-side of a black pepper leaf where it was protected from the torrential rain. The red dots behind the spider are actually its babies - the mother spider has got the best protection for her babies from the rain using whatever nature could offer her. Sheer brilliance!

 

I decided to stick to natural light, which obviously wasn't enough and the subject being on the under-side of a leaf shaking in the wind, it didn't make for a particularly easy angle to shoot. With all the stability that I could manage with my hands, this was the first shot of the family I got and I didn't want to take another one - not because this shot was perfect, but because I didn't have the energy and patience to do it again :)

comments (2)

Fatastic macro with brillant colors, especially the orange of the spider. Great capture. smile
Thomas Mathew: Thanks a lot Frances - one of the good things about visiting my parents is that I get to do a lot of macro around their house smile
  • 'Lara
  • India
  • 22 Sep 2011, 18:35
beautiful capture... this is perfect.
Thomas Mathew: Thank you, glad you liked it smile

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