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A Different View

The same spider as before but I was trying to get a look at his other eyes. The side eyes supposedly evolved from compound eyes (as in flies, for instance) and cannot move or focus. In spiders, they measure the light and any changes in it, therefore being quite good at motion detection. In other insects, compound eyes form a composite image (something like a giant display of hundreds of screens, eaching displaying a fragment). 

A Different View

The same spider as before but I was trying to get a look at his other eyes. The side eyes supposedly evolved from compound eyes (as in flies, for instance) and cannot move or focus. In spiders, they measure the light and any changes in it, therefore being quite good at motion detection. In other insects, compound eyes form a composite image (something like a giant display of hundreds of screens, eaching displaying a fragment). 

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Feb 2015, 00:09
She is colourful and attractive, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: That she certainly is, Ray. I would not be saying that for tarantulas!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 24 Feb 2015, 03:21
spider man is gonna get pissed at you soon smile
Ayush Basu: Well this one could jump a fair distance so I should consider myself lucky having lived to tell the tale, huh?! grin
I love her expression Ayush!
Ayush Basu: I wonder if she was flattered, Richard!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Feb 2015, 07:18
The shadow effect adds to the overall creepiness Ayush
Ayush Basu: But they did the same thing to the stylized spider logo of the Spiderman movie!
grin
I agree with Chrisgrin
Ayush Basu: So much for my off centred flash to get a different kind of illumination! grin
A cool shot with the shadow attachment
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Janet
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Feb 2015, 00:59
Unlike other commenters I find this photograph takes the scariness out of the spider.

That is good considering I have a phobia of spiders...
Ayush Basu: I think I am with you on this. I have a morbid fear of the giant, hairy ones (tarantulas and such), this one was, for lack of better words, neater and tidier looking. The fact that helped me with this shot was that I had borrowed a twin flash system; I had the light on the left pointed at the spider the right one pointed away, so I got the off-centered shadow.
I like this view... it looks like he's wearing a mask!
Ayush Basu: For the 'benefit' of the prey, perhaps?!
There's something mechanical about those orbs.
Ayush Basu: I see what you mean and you are quite right, Michael
he's a bright little critter Ayush... nice macro....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much Peter, the extra flash helped although I was struggling with all the additional weight smile
Having too many legs would be more than enough....but too many EYES?????
Ayush Basu: Good point, Ginnie. Incidentally not only too many legs, but also the mechanism that enables jumping spiders to jump long distances is apparently much more efficient than the bulky, muscular legs of say crickets. And eyes... that is another separate chapter in itself!

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