Cellar Spider BY 5-8-13

Cellar Spider BY 5-8-13

A Cellar Spider (exact species unknown – there are 20 species in the genus Pholcus that are very similar to each other…) Pholcus sp? that I found in an un-dusted corner of my computer room (a converted bedroom) in Albany, CA. Taken by a Nikon F4s with a Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ 3.5 AI lens on Kodak Portra 400.

Taken at 1/2 life-size on the film plane…

That’s a window stile (painted grey) behind the spider… I caught the translucence of the legs… Unusually for this genus, this guy/gal has all his/her legs…

For a true "The Spider That Ate Albany" experience, try this shot in original size!

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2013-09-21 15:55:35

Tagged: , Cellar Spider , spider , Albany, CA , Nikon F4s , Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ3.5 AI , Kodak , Portra 400