I am adding another, taken with the same lens and camera. I doubt I would have had the guts to use a macrolens for this shot, had it not been for the protective glass between me and the snake:)
I love GTP's!!! They're absolutely beautiful but they're also heat seaking missiles with GIANT teeth if you're not careful. The macro lens probably isn't the best option in this case! haha!
Here's a shot I took with the 15-85 the other day at a zoo. The glass wasn't exactly clean and there are some harsh reflections - AND this Green Tree Python looks a tad underweight - but it's still a beautiful snake!
Here's another picture of the wolf spider. This was the first shot I took when the 15-85 was attached - before I knew this spider would let me get close to it without scampering off (or onto me - lol)
This was a pretty large spider and quite honestly, it terrified the crap out of me!
The picture above is exactly how I found that spider. Hanging out on top of the thermometer in our pool, which was trapped in the filter and spinning in circles for what I presume to be numerous hours on end. I think this little guy/gal was simply exhausted from clinging to the shark for dear life all day and that's why I was able to get so close.
Here's a larger version (3000x2000) of the original image if anyone is interested.http://www.deviantconstrictors.com/assets/galleries/328/IMG_3924-3000px.JPG