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 it's web waiting for prey, gives me the creeps. Luckily, the spider is only about 5mm(0.25 inch) in length. 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... [ Read more...