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This spider sat on the door of my white van, two shots were enough! She is so cute...

This spider sat on the door of my white van, two shots were enough! She is so cute...
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reflectionsbyrenee
 
reflectionsbyrenee July 09, 2015
this is great, this spider has beautiful eyes,, love the simplicity of this also where all you have is the spider, good call on this
Flosno
 
Flosno July 09, 2015
Excellent focus on those eyes..great capture
Katzenhei
 
Katzenhei July 15, 2015
wow, nice phototure :-)
PhotoDave
 
PhotoDave July 16, 2015
Great close up on a super clean background = stunning!
Coshooter
 
Coshooter July 17, 2015
Great Macro!!!
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel July 29, 2015
Such a fine shot. Aren't spiders wonderful?
stevenhickman
 
stevenhickman August 01, 2015
Awesome Image however i couldn't get that close as i am scared of these 8 legged creatures ha ha
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle August 01, 2015
Beautiful macro and so sharp! Voted 1K Edited
avawhetton
 
avawhetton August 02, 2015
this is an amazing photo - it brings a touch of humanity to the image. The spider is beautiful and looks like its smiling. Most of us are so afraid of spiders but I feel this image will change minds - more people should see this. I can't usually take macro photos of spiders unless they are the size of dew drops lol. I have a photo of a huntsman who wanted to be my friend because I sat down and had a conversation with him so he followed me back to my house.
avawhetton
 
avawhetton August 02, 2015
are you happy for me to share this image on Facebook with your name attached. Its , understandable if you don't want me to
Ava
avawhetton
 
avawhetton August 02, 2015
shared this image and this is what I wrote:
This image was taken Eelconvan Roden from Holland a new friend on Viewbug
This is the most awesome photo I've seen of a jumping spider. Have a look at its personality in its face and eyes - its just one of us - Live, surviving, creating new life and moving through its own little journey
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 August 03, 2015
awesome macro
BlackSwan421
 
BlackSwan421 August 05, 2015
I love these little jumping spiders. You took an exceptional shot! I've been trying to capture one (in photos) for ages now. :-)
DaveMount
 
DaveMount August 07, 2015
job well done
stefanleeroberts
 
stefanleeroberts August 18, 2015
Great shot and you are brave! lol
Moodelamoo
 
Moodelamoo August 26, 2015
wow, wow, WOW! great shot, almost looks like a cartoon spider with those idea, love it.
chrisjarvis
 
chrisjarvis August 26, 2015
I do like jumping spider quite a lot :) great photo :)
heavenlyraine
 
heavenlyraine August 27, 2015
This is such a wonderful shot of the spider. I like how you have captured the eyes so clearly. Well done!
JulieFuller
 
JulieFuller August 30, 2015
This is awesome!
whitedove5
 
whitedove5 August 30, 2015
YIKE .... this is a great shot. Lighting, DOF... super focus on the "eye'sssss"
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita September 03, 2015
superb....nice pov!
michelleterri
 
michelleterri September 04, 2015
i think spiders are really cute and you've really captured that
Katzenhei
 
Katzenhei September 05, 2015
I hate spiders but it looks really cute
cmorisset PRO+
 
cmorisset September 06, 2015
Amazing! speechless...
PinkKid
 
PinkKid September 16, 2015
Cool photo, is he a pet?
amiswapan
 
amiswapan September 28, 2015
yes-------
deelange
 
deelange September 29, 2015
this is incredible, what a shot!
wendywhite
 
wendywhite October 01, 2015
Excellent capture, really good shot
Lane_Christina Platinum
 
Lane_Christina October 02, 2015
Beautiful macro!
laurenkaymyers
 
laurenkaymyers October 09, 2015
I hate spiders but I love this! Very nice composition.
vascofreitas
 
vascofreitas November 01, 2015
Excellent
NanaSue54
 
NanaSue54 November 11, 2015
Excellent macro!! :)
SammyGray
 
SammyGray November 14, 2015
Awesome macro!
malcolmbowey
 
malcolmbowey November 21, 2015
These little fellows are great subjects, so much character
tonyafricano
 
tonyafricano November 21, 2015
Love It! Great Shot.. Well Done!
Maggie64 PRO+
 
Maggie64 November 24, 2015
Wonderful capture.
Briser_fae_the_broch
 
Briser_fae_the_broch November 28, 2015
{shudders}
rhondaflynn
 
rhondaflynn December 18, 2015
If this is the type of arachnid you encounter in Holland, this would be your scariest creature ;-)
clem
 
clem December 27, 2015
I hate spiders, I love this picture, I must be messed up?
felicebellini
 
felicebellini January 12, 2016
whaooooooo wonderfull
Natures_Allure_ByKym
 
Natures_Allure_ByKym January 19, 2016
Fantastic macro
BRENDARR
 
BRENDARR January 31, 2016
Wow what an excellent capture of this spider--great macro
brid77
 
brid77 February 02, 2016
Gorgeous lady. Ha!
dr-koesters
 
dr-koesters February 07, 2016
Great shot :)
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 March 16, 2016
congrats on the peoples choice award a great macro
RobertPano
 
RobertPano March 16, 2016
Congrats on your people choice win
Parallel
 
Parallel March 17, 2016
My congratulations Eelco!
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith March 17, 2016
Love this image!! So glad to see it in the winners circle! Congratulations!
Prijaznica Platinum
 
Prijaznica March 20, 2016
Congrats for your people choice win!
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith March 20, 2016
This little cutie has another win!! I love the way you took it, too. It looks like a pet! :-) Congratulations!
Foxyphotos
 
Foxyphotos April 25, 2016
Wow, congratulations once again!! :)
Parallel
 
Parallel April 25, 2016
Eelco...... you are the BEST! My great congratulations!!!
pattibearup
 
pattibearup July 08, 2016
What a great capture Eelco. This spider is actually cute! Lovely eyes and I never thought I would say that about a spider...ever!
vivianday PRO
 
vivianday January 26, 2017
I love the way your spider looks right back at you. Great Macro
edandaniphone PRO+
 
edandaniphone February 23, 2017
Congrats on the win, Eelco! Great shot.
vivianday PRO
 
vivianday February 26, 2017
you are the winner of my challenge all pictures were Awesome But yours has alot of personality thank you for entering
ShiblyMujahid
 
ShiblyMujahid May 06, 2017
Wow!
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
 
p_eileenbaltz May 06, 2017
Congratulations on winning the People's Choice Award in the 'more than four legs' challenge!
barbieisdaone
 
barbieisdaone June 04, 2017
Shudder! Feel like I've just been stared down. Awesome shot. Great focus. Good luck in the "That Bugs Me" photo challenge.
Pjerry
 
Pjerry June 19, 2017
Zonder mug......
Kaceoo Platinum
 
Kaceoo July 08, 2018
A deserving winner. Great shot.
KevinGPhotography
 
KevinGPhotography July 08, 2018
Cungratulations Eelco on your award for Macro Mania challenge
enriquekapie Platinum
 
enriquekapie October 01, 2018
Like this one is what i mean, a beautiful macro picture, great!
edandaniphone PRO+
 
edandaniphone January 26, 2020
Such a cool capture, Eelco. Thanks for entering my challenge!!
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal March 07, 2020
Hi Eelco, Congrats on your third win with this super spider.
NatureCoast Ultimate
 
NatureCoast June 01, 2020
Congratulations! Really cute spider.
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo when I was washing my white van, the spider sat on the door and was looking at me...
Time
It was about eleven o clock.
Lighting
I didn't use any flash or additional lighting. It was a cloudy day and my van was parked near a big reflecting window, creating a wonderful light.
Equipment
have a Lumix DMC-TZ60, all my photos are taken with this little miracle of a camera...The best thing about this camera is that it has a good Leica lens and it is very easy to carry with you because it practically fits in your back pocket.
Inspiration
When I saw this little jumping spider sitting on the door of my freshly cleaned van I took my camera because I saw the opportunity to take a clean and natural shot of the spider on a white background! She was just waiting and posing for me, so I could easily take this photo exactly the way I wanted... I don't do much post-processing, so this was a great way to have a "separated" spider as if she was cut out and placed on a white field.
Editing
I don't do much post-processing, I only cropped the photo and played a bit with the color depth and the contrast, that's all. Because the spider was sitting on the freshly cleaned white door of my van, I didn't have to edit much!
In my camera bag
I have a Lumix DMC-TZ60, all my photos are taken with this little miracle of a camera...The best thing about this camera is that it has a good Leica lens and it is very easy to carry with you because it practically fits in your back pocket.
Feedback
If you want to take a macro photo like this, make sure you pose your camera as close to the surface as possible. Take the photo from a slight distance to make sure you have a wider field of sharpness and crop it later to the right dimensions to have a nice composition within the rule of thirds! I allways crop in different ways and choose the best one a day later when I can have a fresh look at them... And last but not least, allways make sure your camera is near you with a charged battery!

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