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The wasp spider

Published August 25th, 2012

After a short (2 day) trip to Sweden, I came home without my camera. Someone broke into the car, and stole all of my camera equipment. The first thing I did when I came back, was looking for a replacement. I came across the Nikon d7000, and instantly fell in love with it. The build quality and speed of this camera are amazing, compared to the canon 600d I used to own. To get to know the camera, I like to shoot subjects around the house.



It was about 6.00 am, when I decided to go out, and shoot some macro in the park nearby. I love to get up early in the summer, it's fantastic to enjoy the sunrise all alone. But when I say "all alone", I actually mean with no other people around. You're never alone in nature.....
While the sun was climbing up the sky, a very bright yellow bug caught my eye. I looked closer and realized it was a spider, yet it was unlike any spider I had ever seen. She (it was girl ;)) was hanging in her beautifully made web, waiting for the day to begin.



An experience like this, is hard to capture in a photo, but I tried anyway :).



If you like to see more of this, watch the youtube video I made that day. It shows how the spider catches her prey, and gives you a close look at her ballet-like moves. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPkuVVj-tjc (don't forget to click on 1080p)

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Wasp spider 1

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Wasp spider 2

  • August 17th, 2012
  • NIKON D7000
  • 85mm / f/20 / 1/5 sec
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Wasp spider 4

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