03 October 2008

Photo Hunt - Sad


The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is sad. I suppose I could have gone for one of our feline masters giving a baleful stare when no food is forthcoming but then again what is sadder than a seven-legged spider... or a photo hunter stretching the theme!

81 comments:

Sue said...

Sad....but scary-looking too!! That is one big, fat spider!

Yen said...

Very nice shot! and I smiled with that caption:) Mine is posted HERE. Happy PH!~

Annie said...

A very cool photo, and I too smiled at the "stretching the theme" part! Have a nice weekend, Annie

pat said...

You may be stretching the theme but it is an amazing photo!

Happy Weekend.

Carver said...

I had to laugh at a photohunter stretching a theme. I do that most of the time and don't even have a web to span the distance. A 7 legged spider is a little sad. That's an amazing shot.

Anonymous said...

scary

Dragonstar said...

Missing a leg doesn't seem to be much of a problem for it.
I'm not keen on spiders, but that's a brilliant shot!

Photo Cache said...

Hah, talking about photo hunter stretching the theme, come and see what I pulled out of my magic hat. :)

Happy photo hunting. This is an outstanding image.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Mar said...

Great shot but for very personal reasons I couldn't take it for more than one second... which can be considered just as sad as the spider with only 7 legs...
Happy weekend Jams :)

ancient one said...

Nice photo. It is scary to me too...so sad that part of its leg is gone, however, If I'd seen it.. it would be squished!

Colin Campbell said...

Ha Ha Jams. You have a sad case of stretching the theme again.

Incog & Nito said...

Great shot. I think there will be a few of us stretching the theme this week! Happy weekend.

Anonymous said...

I must tell you that Dragonstar has been very brave to count the legs on this lady.
I fancy there will be a lot of stretched items today.

Leslie said...

So long as the spiders are outside - I'm quite good about them. :)

mirage2g said...

Its a great macro! Hah I dont see what sad in it lol...

Frugal Grandma said...

Poor wee beastie!

Sarge Charlie said...

Good one Jam, nice photo

Bengbeng said...

.. or a photo hunter stretching the theme!-> just like Carver , Colin n others, i had a smaile when i read that. photohunters is just that..photohunters. :) no need to take it too seriously.

my chickens too were stretching the theme. i had my real sad pics of sad ppl in sad circmstances but those pics r not for photohunters.

julie said...

Aw, poor spider.

Your entry is unique for your creativity made it so

Lifecruiser said...

Wow! Excellent, excellent shot!

Funny thing is: somehow connected to my PSH ;-)

Napaboaniya said...

Looking at a 7 legged spider does make us sad..

Picturing of Life said...

wow...cool macro shot

Please stop at my PH post also: in HERE or HERE Thanks

jmb said...

I'm sure it is not much of a handicap for him or do you think it requires every leg to spin a good web. Great photo Jams.
Enjoy your weekend.

RJ Flamingo said...

Oh, Jams! Really. :-)

I almost didn't post...honestly. Sad? I hope it rains today to complete the mood....

Come visit!
http://flamingofotos.blogspot.com

TiOheM said...

It would be sad losing a foot. It's good, it had eight.

Nunyaa said...

Great photo Jams, I think you have done well.

Ms Smack said...

Oh I love this photo!! It's brilliant!

Randi said...

Poor spider!
Love your shot - the green colour is perfect as contrast.

archie FCD said...

Poor spidey. Great shot

Amazing Gracie said...

I didn't have any photos of any sad things so I had to post about something sad. I love your "stretch" of imagination. My outdoor garden spider is "Larry." He keeps the aphids off of my roses...
~~~Blessings~~~

kaycee said...

nice shot! great close up! =)

gen/entry here said...

Pretty shot dear...Happy hunting!

ipanema said...

great shot! nice take on the theme by the way.

happy weekend! :)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Hootin' Anni said...

Yes....7 legs is a sad situation. Sad is something I don't do...so, this week is difficult.

My photo hunt is a drawing...stop by, won't you? You've seen it already tho, on my W W a few weeks ago.

Hope your weekend is treating you well.

philos said...

Haha... I don't think you're not stretching it... not far enough at least. I can imagine how sad it would be if I lose one of my limbs.

CherryPie said...

That is quite an amazing photo!

BABYLONEZOO said...

merci pour le commentaire

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

YELLOW said...

new

lucy said...

That is sad...but it doesn't seem to be stopping the spider! What an amazing photo!

Gattina said...

OMG ! I am still crying and sobbing and sobbing, the poor thing with only 7 legs !!

Anonymous said...

awww poor spider, excellent photo though!
view mine if you wish here thanks...

Patsy said...

You know I like stretching the theme --- Great shot! Mine not such a stretch this week.

bingskee said...

oh, truly sad...

Mrs Mecomber said...

Yes, a Photo Hunter stretching the theme is quite sad. ;) LOL. But what a GREAT shot! And a critter without a leg is indeed sad.

I did Photo Hunters today, too. I hope you get a chance to visit and post your link. It would make me *happy*!
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-sad/

IRISHKAT said...

I agree it is more on the scary side - I hate spider!! So one with only 7 legs makes me smile!! ha ha

Ladykli said...

ooohhh kinda creepy! I guess a spider with 7 legs is sad. hopefully it's not in pain. Either way great photo.

mine's up here.

emzkie said...

that spider must be sad. he lost a leg

Maddy said...

Oh I don't know, doesn't seem like much of a stretch to me!
Cheers

mama meji said...

Oh poor thing! But one less leg doesn't mean I won't get scared, does it? hehe

Bonggamom said...

It doesn't matter whether he as 7 or 8 legs, it's still a beautiful photo.

TorAa said...

Ooops, it's sad to see a spider without the web.

great entry.

PS. we are returning to our Winterhome - leaving our summerhome is allways sad.

Steph said...

AWWWW Poor Spider

Brine Queen said...

Hehe. That's some what sad. Makes you wonder how it lost them. But at least it will grow them back.

diXymiss said...

Beautifully captured. I'm not sure I can muster much sympathy toward a spider (shudder). Sad, but true!

Stretch away, Jams... This was a tough one!

catsynth said...

That is sad. I do think spiders can grow back legs, though?

leslie said...

Good thing I'm not scared of spiders! lol When I saw this photo, I thought of the children's story "Charlotte's Web" and how she died after her babies were all born. But such is the cycle of life.

Daisy said...

Oh, is that little hole where his leg used to be? I hope he did not accidentally make his web too sticky.

Jientje said...

Oh well .... he/she's got seven left!
They're not half as sad as we if we loose one?
Very well done Jams, you made me smile on this sad day! LOL!

girasoli said...

Very creative! Great shot!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Oh, my god! However did you get close enough? I would leave the country, or even Europe, if I saw one of those!

The Lone Beader said...

I'm afraid of arachnids!

YTSL said...

Amazing that you got close to take such a photo AND to count the number of legs the critter has! ;D

Sammawow said...

Haha - I always enjoy what you come up with every theme every week! That is one unusual spider, indeed!

Gabriel said...

Nice picture, Jams. I liked it, poor little spider...

Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you have a great week!

My post...

Tokenhippygirl said...

Now that's scary AND sad. Nice shot.

crazy working mom said...

Eeeeeewwwwww...spiders give me the creeps! :( My sad photo is here.

sho said...

how you spot that critter and capture a shot of its crippled state - I salute you!

Heart of Rachel said...

It's sad that it lost one leg. I hope it can still have a good life despite that.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Carin said...

Brrrrrrrrrrrr..........scary spider!

Ms Smack said...

How does one participate in the photo hunt? Is it exclusive to Blogpower members? or a more generic project?

Anonymous said...

I always like theme stretching. But I can't seem to find it in my heart to have any sympathy with a spider. I am a hard woman :)

Baker Watson said...

This is quite a coincidence. I shot a few pics of a 7-legged spider myself last week.

And don't worry about stretching a theme, lol. I'm sure it was sad for the spider. And, I'm sure most of us are guilty of a bit of stretching. It's part of what makes PhotoHunt interesting.

Baker

jams o donnell said...

Thanks.

Photo Hunt is open to everyone ms smack

Ms Smack said...

Thanks!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Wow - fantastic photo! I think it's a nice take on the theme. At least he can get by with the seven he has left.

Thanks for stopping by - looking forward to next week's Hunt being happier! ;-)

Losing Myself said...

Sad indeed, and a great photo.

jams o donnell said...

THanks!