Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Wildlife 
Thread started 13 Apr 2016 (Wednesday) 22:29
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Wolf spider with spiderlings on her abdomen

 
jebrady03
Member
Avatar
164 posts
Gallery: 19 photos
Likes: 103
Joined Jan 2014
     
Apr 13, 2016 22:29 |  #1

Before I go to bed at night I take my dog out and while I'm out there, I walk to the mailbox to check the mail. But, to ensure I don't step on any critters, I turn the flashlight on my phone on. Tonight, I noticed a spider from about 10 feet away. I pretty much instantly knew it was a wolf spider. As I got closer, I noticed that it's abdomen looked odd... textured... almost like a golf ball (about 4 feet away). I inched closer, expecting it to take off and it just stayed still. A closer look revealed... SPIDERLINGS! LOTS OF THEM!

So, I called my dog, ran inside, grabbed my camera/lens/flash/flas​h triggers/umbrella/stan​d and headed back outside with my fingers (mentally) crossed. The spider was still there. I had a pretty hard time focusing in the dark and ended up propping my phone up and shining the flashlight on it. Focus and sharpness are kind of bleh but hey... for 11pm shots of a spider covered in spiderlings, it's not terrible.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
FerozeK
Senior Member
Avatar
250 posts
Likes: 8
Joined Apr 2012
Location: JHB, South Africa
     
Apr 14, 2016 06:20 |  #2

Found quite a few of them inside the house.....never grabbed the camera first

Never looked at one this close though...thanks

But they do keep the crickets out of the house :-)




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
lonerider519
Senior Member
Avatar
559 posts
Gallery: 12 photos
Likes: 95
Joined Feb 2013
Location: Windsor Ontario
     
Apr 14, 2016 07:04 |  #3

Great shots, just spiders are a little creepy.


Canon 7D Mark2 gripped,Canon 6D gripped, Canon 60d gripped,EF 70/200 F2.8 L IS 11 USM EF-100-400 F4-5.6L IS II EF 50 f1.8 ,EF 100 2.8 usm ,EFS18-135, EF 24-105 F4 L usm ,Tamron 70-300 SP 4_5.6 Sigma 150-500 , Manfrotto 190x prob with a Jobu jr.3 , Manfrotto 681b monopod. flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jebrady03
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
164 posts
Gallery: 19 photos
Likes: 103
Joined Jan 2014
Post edited over 3 years ago by jebrady03.
     
Apr 14, 2016 07:57 |  #4

FerozeK wrote in post #17971415 (external link)
Found quite a few of them inside the house.....never grabbed the camera first

Never looked at one this close though...thanks

But they do keep the crickets out of the house :-)

They are incredible hunters, indeed!

lonerider519 wrote in post #17971442 (external link)
Great shots, just spiders are a little creepy.

Thanks! And I agree! Definitely not my favorite critters. But my fascination won out over the chills. It actually took me about 2-3 minutes to finally get close enough with the camera to take a decent picture! lol I actually had one of these (although substantially larger) in my pool before, hanging out on top of the floating thermometer. I eventually fished it out and tossed it on the concrete. It just stayed there, seemingly exhausted. So, I went in and grabbed my camera, came back and started getting some VERY close macro shots. It just sat there the whole time, not moving at all. Once I had snapped 100 or so pictures, I grabbed a rather large cup and brought it next to the wolf spider and it EXTREMELY quickly ran inside of it... easy enough! I took it into the front yard where I had several large oak trees and set the cup at the base of the tree, on it's side. The spider, even faster than before, sped out of the cup and off around the base of the tree until I couldn't see it anymore.

These things are LIGHTNING fast when they want to be and that's what kept me from getting too close, too soon. I could, I suppose, deal with one of them crawling on me if it happened to dash up my leg while I'm squating down on the pavement. Or maybe it runs over the lens onto my hand. I looked it up and their bites won't cause major damage - just some pain. But... a hundred or more baby spiders PLUS their mama!?!?! HELL NO!!!! lol So, I was QUITE cautious!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
OhLook
Spiderwoman
Avatar
18,606 posts
Gallery: 74 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 6190
Joined Dec 2012
Location: California: SF Bay Area
     
Apr 14, 2016 11:11 |  #5

jebrady03 wrote in post #17971481 (external link)
I looked it up and their bites won't cause major damage - just some pain. But... a hundred or more baby spiders PLUS their mama!?!?! HELL NO!!!!

They don't bite unless they're cornered. I've had spiders on me many times. Here's one on my left hand.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


PRONOUN ADVISORY: OhLook is a she. | A FEW CORRECT SPELLINGS: lens, aperture, amateur, hobbyist, per se, raccoon, whoa, more so (2 wds.), shoo-in | IMAGE EDITING OK

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,108 views & 2 likes for this thread
Wolf spider with spiderlings on her abdomen
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Wildlife 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is SparksCK
1457 guests, 300 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.