In darkness, cats eyes are able to function in approximately one-sixth of the light needed for human vision. The room was a little gloomy… so, in photographic terms, I reckon this is about f/4. And yes, he is beautiful.
Wolf spiders are members of the family Lycosidae, from the Ancient Greek word “λύκος” meaning “wolf”. They are robust and agile hunters with good eyesight. They live mostly solitary lives and hunt alone. Some are opportunistic hunters pouncing upon prey as they find it or even chasing it over short distances. Some will even wait for passing prey in or near the mouth of a burrow.
Wolf spiders resemble Nursery web spiders (family Pisauridae), but they carry their egg sacs by attaching them to their spinnerets (Pisauridae carry their egg sacs with their chelicerae and pedipalps). Two of the Wolf spider’s eight eyes are large and prominent, which distinguishes them from the Nursery web spiders whose eyes are all of approximately equal size.
Moo Cow, Fisheye, HDR and snoutage all in one shot. Life doesn’t get much better than that. I must stress I am not a fan of HDR normally, but it hasn’t half given this cow some mental definition. Don’t you just wanna tickle that snout?