Monomad: Our new guest, the Hasselt spiny spider 😍

in Black And White β€’ 2 months ago

My entry for the #monomad challenge today is macro photography of a spider.

The strange finding surprised me this morning, but it is real. I noticed the Hasselt's spiny spider (Gasteracantha sp.) in my yard. The spider was slowly crawling across my wife's ornamental plants.

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This is strange because I usually always see spiny spiders in the forest when looking for macro photos, and I assumed this was just a coincidence.

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Could the spider have come with me, hiding in my bag, or was it hiding on my scooter as I was riding home from the woods? My mind is trying to figure out how this spider ended up getting into my yard.

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But I don't care where it came from because it has unquestionably become my photo model. I just hope it enjoys its "new home" and has many cubs.


All of the images here are my own work, taken with Xiaomi POCO NFC smartphone and an assembled external macro lens.

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Wow! Fantastic shots! 😍

Thank you πŸ™‚

Oh wow! These shots are superb. Looks like your model also made a good pose there. πŸ“Έ

Thanks @charmingcherry πŸ™‚


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Nice πŸ‘πŸ‘

Thanks sommy

Welcome 😁