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One picture to share (warning...spider!) =)

I went to check on my cats out back and saw this spider fixing its web. (it's also raining right now) Then I saw something in the middle. Dinner! lol It wasn't there earlier today. Well the spider was but not its food. (it's been camping out on my back door for about a week now...I haven't bothered removing it Blum 3 ) I thought it was neat. I was watching it fix its web. Then he started eating...bleh! It was weird but kinda cool. It is dark out so I used my speed light and since it was too dark I couldn't focus properly (i used my close up filters for this) so I used a flashlight to focus properly and took the picture. Blum 3 Just wanted to share! You can probably click on it to see it a bit bigger Smile


Spider!
by loidaeg, on Flickr

~L

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that's pretty cool! I almost didn't open this because I'm not a fan of spiders, but I'm really digging this!

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Great one---I LOVE the bokeh!!! and the droplets on the web!

I had this big garden argiope spider in my garden this summer and one day it had THREE grasshoppers wound up like mummies--it was creepy but cool!

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3 grasshoppers! Lol wow... what a feast! lol I was sorta watching this spider eat whatever bug it caught. It was a bit fascinating. He was finished within half an hour eating it. Now its sitting there waiting patiently for its next meal. I think it has a good spot actually because a lot of bugs come seeking shelter right there. I took this photo through the window too btw. Smile

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That is a great shot! I too love the droplets and your focus. Great shot!

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Wow even better, thru a window, I'd never have known! I find it very interesting watching them "work" too...they are amazing creatures...and I think it's cool that some spiders create webs to passively catch their prey, and other spiders actively hunt and catch their prey themselves rather than using webs. Not to mention all the different TYPES of webs that different species make--it's amazing!

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well ... the 'ick factor' is pretty high on this one, but you did a GREAT JOB anyway!

TFS!
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"acarbo99" wrote:

well ... the 'ick factor' is pretty high on this one, but you did a GREAT JOB anyway!
GiGi

I concur! Ewwww!!! Smile

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yep Lol ick is right.

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my spider is dying Sad it hasn't made a web in a couple days now. It's just sitting there doing nothing all day and all night! Oh well Sad

i know...i'm nuts. Smile I hate spiders! The other day one came FLYING at me and I ran away screaming!! Lol

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LOL!!! not sure if it was male or female, but it might have been "done" with life, or possibly cold temps....not sure what your weather is like...some spiders can "hibernate" but others don't....but more likely, it just reached the end of its normal lifespan.

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Awesome! Ive got a few pictures of an ant and a spider Ive been meaning to put up. It was a tiny baby spider barely as big as the ant.

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Courtney, I love taking pictures of spiders but don't really like the little buggers Lol But I kind of see how some people can have tarantulas as pets. Amy, I'm betting this spider is hibernating or something since it hasn't made a web for a few days now. It moved again and is in the same spot as always so its obviously not dead even though it was playing dead last night? So strange. I'm guessing it would be somewhat warmer in the spot its in since it is the window and its warm inside the house. It did freeze this morning too. Brr!

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oooo i love this!! i have a strange addiction to taking photos of spiders lol theres so many outside my house and they are usually more willing than my son hehe