Eye Arrangement of a Hogna Wolf Spider

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    Unfortunately I still don't know the gender or species of this spider - but am confident that it's in the Hogna genus given the markings and eye arrangement.

    Lycosid eyes may not be as clear or reflective as salticid eyes, but their arrangement is just as fascinating and wolf spiders supposedly have pretty good vision (although not nearly as applauded as the jumping spiders). A couple of times while photographing the spider seen above, his/her eyes would light up at certain angles just as cat eyes do in the dark - really on odd sight to see a spider with glowing eyes!

    The image above was stacked from 5 photos using Zerene Stacker. The shots were taken at about 4:1 magnification with a vintage Pentax Takumar 28mm prime reversed to a set of extension tubes.

    mjkimmel, Willievs, Warm Soft Light, and 510 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Bruna Zanatta [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

      This is so amazing and sweet!

    2. Kombizz 48 months ago | reply

      FANTASTIC capture

    3. mochajavamamma 48 months ago | reply

      Where and when can we find the book? Bringing life up close to our eyes is never more important ! Most of the world has no idea of this world without your work!

    4. Shane Jones 47 months ago | reply

      Wow - this has such impressive visual impact - great work.

    5. iLikePhotos! 42 months ago | reply

      A stunning portrait and so close. I really like the details and thanks for the information about the stacking software.

    6. Arlene Castro 41 months ago | reply

      YES! text #1 photo #2 go for it~ beautiful..Will it be at Barnes &

    7. Samira.Daouz 39 months ago | reply

      Tellement parfait!

    8. Urban Woodswalker 34 months ago | reply

      I want to buy your book!

    9. mikel.diez.98 29 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photo. ❤

    10. jeneric74 28 months ago | reply

      I now feel incredibly justified in capturing and freeing trespassing arachnida. Thank you for capturing the expressions that are hidden to the rest of the world. Well done.

    11. rdraghi 21 months ago | reply

      fantastico Shrek spidercat !!!

    12. nabilalwaini_69 16 months ago | reply

      nice composition ... amazing i liked

    13. mag49256 10 months ago | reply

      These photos are so vivid and they make these insects look like beautiful imaginative art. They don't look scarey or creepy to me, they look fascinating and interesting and even some look like little creature from another planet. What a new world this opens up to me. Thank you so very mcuh for your talent and interest in photograghing these cool creatures.

    14. Arkimejtyc176 6 months ago | reply

      It almost looks as though it's smiling

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