Creature's eyes

One of the items I learned about shooting images of creatures is to make sure the eyes are sharp. These eyes will draw you in and provide a visually striking image. While the rest of the image can be out of focus, it's important to make sure the eyes are in focus.

This image of a mabel orchard spider looking up through its web waiting for prey, gives me the creeps. Luckily, the spider is only about 5mm(0.25 inch) in length.

Mabel Orchard Spider

While i was taking the image it was interesting to watch the fluid movements of the spider through the lens.

Here are a variety of other pictures from contributing photographers who captured the essence of their creatures through the eyes. Creatures, Big and Small

Again, as you submit images for review, it is important that the subject's eyes are sharp and in focus. This will improve the chances of the image being approved for sale.

Good luck!

Photo credits: Tempestz.
  • Tempestz
I have been taking pictures in some capacity since 1985. What first started as a hobby has progressed into a passion for photography. Many of the pictures I take invoke an emotion in me that i hope translates to those that look at my images.

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December 05, 2013

Nice image, anyway I don´t like spiders....


December 04, 2013


Thanks for reminding us all of some of those basic techniques that we so often forget...



December 04, 2013

Cool macro! :)


December 02, 2013

Very good!


December 02, 2013

Really nice!


December 02, 2013

Excellent macro!


December 02, 2013

Nice composition and VERY creepy!


December 02, 2013

Beautiful macro photography, you gave good advice!


December 01, 2013

Yeah, this photo is kinda creepy when you view the enlarged Comp Image because you can see into it's eyes. Nice shot, Dan! Well composed. Cheers to many sales of this one.