08-April-2013

Macro Image of a Large Spider

When I woke up this morning, I saw this large spider on the floor of my bedroom. I haven’t seen spiders of this size in the house recently. I guess that it is finding something to eat. From one view, this spider appears to be working on an ant (or wasp). To get the close up I had to get down low and for one of the images had the camera on the floor and used the “live view” image on the back of the camera to frame and focus. I need to get the wireless with the camera working so I can work from my Surface Pro tablet computer.

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Indoor Spider. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec) and ring flash. (David J Mathre)
Indoor Spider. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec) and ring flash. (David J Mathre)

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Indoor Spider. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec) and ring flash. (David J Mathre)
Indoor Spider. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec) and ring flash. (David J Mathre)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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