30 April 2010

Photo Hunt - Against a dark background


The theme for the week's Photo Hunt is black. I always try to get a black background to my macro photos as it provides a good contrast to the subject. This time the soil provides the background to a crab spider in transit between flowers. It does not spin a web but sits inside flowers waiting for insect to drop in.

38 comments:

Pagan Sphinx said...

Gasp! She is beautiful! :-D

Nevin said...

I love the bright yellow against the black background... great job as always jams!

Sue St Clair said...

She definitely shows up nicely with the black background! Happy weekend :)

Annie said...

What a cool looking creepy-crawly! I can definitely see why they are called crab spiders. The black does make her yellow body pop.

And I'm glad you know who Johnny Cash is! I love him.

Happy May Day.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks. Glad you like this one

CherryPie said...

Lovely colour :-)

Carver said...

You did a great job capturing the shot of the crab spider. It does stand out so well against the black background. Happy weekend.

ewok1993 said...

Pretty cool take. I was thinking along the same lines as well.

Have a wonderful weekend. See you next week.

EG Wow said...

AH! Great choice, Jams. I didn't even think of black as the background. Hmmm!

Colin Campbell said...

Cool (and black) Good work Jams.

julie said...

Wow, that is a big one! Yes, black background is best with macro photography :)

YTSL said...

This kind of weird looking spider can be found in the British Isles? Wow, that looks very... exotic! :D

Life Ramblings said...

what a nice contrast. Happy weekend.

jmb said...

Great shot Jams. I need to learn how to do good macro shots. Never heard of a crab spider but sounds an interesting insect.

Happy weekend to you.

Mar said...

I am glad to hear this is not its real size.
Happy PH and happy weeekend!

napaboaniya said...

Nice macro shot of the spider. Looks pretty but definitely not looking friendly :P
Have a good weekend Jams!

archiearchive said...

Great capture. I also used a black background this week.

nursemyra said...

Is she preggers?

CRIZ LAI said...

If that's a spider... I will scam!! :P Nice one there. :)

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Sparkle said...

I'd like to dip my paw into a flower and find a yummy spider snack. ;-)

ipanema said...

great capture u have here!

JDeQ said...

I see what you mean about the background - the spider looks cool with that contrast! Anotehr perfect shot for the theme . . .

Have a great weekend.

Greyscale Territory said...

Quite a creepy spooky shot of the spider with that black background! Very creative!

Anna said...

Original take on the black theme. You have turned it around -- a black background for the light spider! Very clever.
Happy weekend!
Anna
http://annasadornments.blogspot.com/2010/05/photohunt-theme-211-black.html#links

jams o donnell said...

Thanks every one.

NurseM. she is not in a family way. Crab spiders usually have a bulbous abdomen

kay said...

Ick! I hate spiders!

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Scott said...

That is a scary looking little thing. Interesting information about how it gets its breakfast. Thanks for dropping by my blog and I hope I see you again soon.

Marta said...

This is a very cool spider. I also love the WW shot of the crab spider that came up in the links at the bottom. I've seen them occasionally in our garden but not for a while.

Alice Audrey said...

I don't mind spiders too much, but that thing is creepy!

healingmagichands said...

I love that crab spider. They are what I call flower guardians. You might like the crab spider in this rose I posted last year. http://healingmagichands.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/roses-in-bloom/

Anyway, you already know my photohunt is up because you came and visited. . . Thanks for the visit and the comment.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

A. @ A Changing Life said...

I'm hoping that's a really, really teeny spider.... Great shot though!

Irene said...

Nice colour of the spider! Thanks for dropping by.

Ana said...

nice contrast! thanks for your visit and sharing your thoughts about photographying strangers.

girasoli said...

I am so not a bug person (and yes I know spiders are not technically bugs) but still, even so, I think this is a cool photo!

jams o donnell said...

THanks everyone

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a great shot. I've never seen a real crab spider before.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks Rachel. THey are stunning little creatures and harmless to us