Friday, July 01, 2011

The Cucumber Spider

Cucumber spider

Theme Day. The color green. On the bike I suddenly noticed something green on one of my fingers. It was a cucumber spider. It turned out to be a very lazy spider because it stayed with me for a few kilometres!


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27 comments:

bfarr said...

what an interesting spider. spring green.

Olivier said...

Magnifique macro, elle est digne de jouer dans un film d'horreur

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fabulous macro Steffe, creepy looking spider though, icky hairy legs haha!

Julie said...

The structure and colour of the spider is wonderful, as is your macro ... but ... look at that wonderful skin texture. Be still my heart!!

Jack said...

Steffe, I never wanted to get that close a look at your skin!

I see why they call this little booger a cucumber spider.

Luis Gomez said...

I had never seen one of these! Excellent choice.

Bob Crowe said...

Eye-popping macro. What did you shoot it with?

J Bar said...

Great capture.
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Mark said...

As above spectacular macro. That is a very tiny green spider.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

wow, this is a very unique spider. never heard of it or seen anything like it

Rae Walter said...

Amazing macro shot

Sharon said...

Great macro shot! I'm not a fan of spiders but, I must say this is a colorful little fellow.

Kate said...

Very unusual little fella. Glad it stayed with you as a companion for awhile.

nathalie said...

What a SPLENDID shot for today's theme. Possibly wins the prize for originality !

Congratulations Steffe!

Steffe said...

Or Summer green today.

Ha ha, a very inexpensive horror movie Olivier!

It's a bit one the tiny side, between 4 and 8 mm long.

Luckily all spiders in this country are harmless, unless you have a phobia of course.

Thanks Julie.

Shot with my Canon Powershot. It's a good little camera. I bought it last year when one of the lenses I use on the Digital Rebel died. I have a flickr set with photos I have shot with it. Called Power Shots.

brattcat said...

perfect name for this spider, a choice for the theme day that has 'legs'.

Jilly said...

Amazing photo, Steffe.What a serendiptious find for today's theme. Love it!

Jarart said...

What a creepy hitchhiker! I would have flung it off before I even got a good look. It is a green beauty though. Great macro!!!

HoodPhoto said...

So cool! Great macro, Gorgeous Greens! Happy July!

paul said...

Beautiful macro shot of a delicate creature. Excellent theme day choice!

*Honest Abe said...

He does look like a cucumber doesn't he?

Kitty said...

wow, what detail?
Would this qualify as a portrait?

Steffe said...

Sure does Abe.

I guess any photo of any living thing could be said to be a portrait, but in my world only people counts.

Stephanie said...

Oh. My. Goodness. That is the cutest thing I've ever seen!

cara said...

whoa! Stunning shot, Steffe. The thumbnail doesn't do it justice. And the skin. Great stuff!

Barcelona m'enamora said...

OMG! This photo is amazing!!

Irina said...

This photo is the winner!