Although I have read many accounts of spiders being described as “curious”, I have never myself encountered one of these enquiring creatures, until today that is.
As I paced through the backyard, I spotted a small grey blob clinging on the wall. I loomed in closer with the camera, adjusted myself so that it came into focus (reverse lens macro, focusing is quite a challenge). Its entrancing eyes came into view, fixed towards something ahead. As the shutter began to chime, I expected it to turn away from the source of the noise and scuttle away. Yet to my surprise, it looked up, right into the lens!
The gigantic black box could only hold its fascination for so long however, it lost interest soon after, and sauntered away, presumably in search of a good spot to hunt.
Taken using: Tokina 28mm manual reversed, on extension tubes, magnification roughly 2.5:1