Photo Essay

Creepy Crawlies

Skull Spider with Spiderlings No. 001

A Skull Spider is also known as a Cellar Spider or a Daddy Longlegs... but in this case the one forever guarding my front door turned out to be a Mommy Longlegs. After hours of trial and error, while standing on a ladder with my head and hands in the Arachnid's web and my eye to the camera, I finally got a few good shots of the mother with her freshly hatched babies held between her jaws. It was certainly quite a photographic experience... and I got some pretty cool, close-up, and very detailed shots using a Poor Man's Macro... but for days afterwards I felt like there were spiders crawling all over me.

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3 responses

  • Tomma Henckel

    Tomma Henckel gave props (29 Sep 2012):

    Nice essay and wonderful photos. Hope you don't feel itchy anymore.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (1 Oct 2012):

    Simple, but perfect!

  • nonie cajot

    nonie cajot gave props (29 Nov 2012):

    Amazing how you get so close to that spider..Great capture!

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