spider! (you've been warned)

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spider! (you've been warned)

Okay, if I'm going to be getting more involved with this board, I need to warn y'all that I have a habit of taking LOTS of bug pictures, mainly because my son loves them, so they're a part of my life whether I want them to be or not! Wink And...spiders can be beautiful. This is a green lynx, she is a good spider because she kills and eats wasps, bees, hornets, etc. I found her in my lavender. CC please!

1. SS-1/500 ap-2.8 ISO-200 (all taken with my 100 mm)

2. SS-1/640 ap-2.8 ISO-200

3. SS-1/2000 ap-2.8 ISO-200

On a side note, that little spiky ball thing on photo #3 is her egg sac and she was dragging all over the place with her, and if I got too close to it she would throw her legs up at me! Sorry I'm getting all nat geo on you guys, but it was cool!

Ladybugsteph's picture
Joined: 06/21/06
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That is an awesome looking spider!! Great photos of her!

#2 is my favorite. I love that you can see her face so well, and all the spikes coming from her legs.

sweetalienchick's picture
Joined: 10/25/05
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wow creepy! but very nice Smile love how you can see such detail! thanks for sharing!

connorsmum's picture
Joined: 11/29/02
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Cool!! I like spiders... from a distance, lol! That egg sac is HUGE.

sadieruth's picture
Joined: 06/09/05
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Ugh...I don't like spiders, but I still had to open. This spider is very interesting! Love #2! Well done!

Amy_&_Eva's picture
Joined: 08/23/07
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I LOVE that spider! I am SOOOOOOO into macro insect photography and I have a modest collection of spider photos. One of my favorites is a white lynx spider that was in my garden in 2009. I didn't find one in 2010, not sure why.

reeveslady's picture
Joined: 11/23/05
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Wow, that's a beautiful spider! I am in awe of your focus. I took a pic of a dragonfly, and the focus fell on its back instead of its eyes (d'oh!). And forget about trying to do a ladybug Lol

jamie81's picture
Joined: 11/10/07
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Awesome! I do not like spiders, but I can certainly appreciate a good picture! She's a pretty cool looking spider! Great job Smile

Jeffininer's picture
Joined: 11/07/07
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Ick to spider and DOUBLE ICK to BIG egg sack!!!

Ickiness aside, great photos. Love the fact you can see those little hairs on her legs and the colors are really neat.

Mommy2AvaBunny's picture
Joined: 02/04/09
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Not a spider enthusiast here either but I had to open as well. Wow! What great shots and I guess the spider isn't that bad since it's not in my house. The detail is so sharp.

Joined: 07/30/06
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I'm not a spider fan either - actually, they really freak me out. Still had to open. Love the detail in #2

ELF331's picture
Joined: 06/22/08
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I hate spiders too, but of course I had to open Smile ...don't know WHAT I'll do when E starts playing with insects and such things! But these are really neat, Kaci!

Joined: 04/23/06
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Thanks ladies! Smile
I just got a boost in confidence, I think I'll go flip over some stones and see if I can't find some more subject matter! Wink

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okay, those are very cool ... but creepy at the same time. Lol Great job capturing that mama spider!