Female Rabid Wolf Spider - Rabidosa rabida
This beauty was definitely one of the larger Rabidosa specimens I've found in Oklahoma. Thankfully, she was cooperative enough to stay put for a couple shots yesterday afternoon as I released her back into the field where I found her. I carefully let her loose on a leaf I had placed atop a log and she sat still for a while happily grooming herself before hopping down and scampering through the field.
Taken with a newly built (and bigger at ~8x10") and fold-able flash softbox inspired by the wonderful work of Colin Hutton. Also, this is one of my first shots with a new flash that I'm still getting used to. Focus stacked from 3 photos @ f/13 or so. (actually don't know - think it was set between f/11 and f/16). More or less full frame.
In other news - I recently shot a segment with This Land Press about my macrophotography, which you can view online *here* or by clicking on the image in the comments below!
BugShot, the macrophotography workshop I will co-teach with Alex Wild and John Abbott in Florida this coming August, has now filled up - but go ahead and check out the website HERE to keep track of updates on where we will be next year!
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