A visitor in our cut flowers

Discussion in 'Nature' started by WT21, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    After cutting some flowers in the garden, this little lady popped out in the evening. I was in charge of escorting her outside. She was about the size of a quarter (which is a big spider up here in New England, but I understand is a baby spider in places like Australia).

    (that's her egg sack she's carrying around there)

    edit: I suppose I should add: shot with EP1 with OM 50mm 2.0 macro, handheld with just the Island light in the kitchen. f/stop likely around 4.0, to balance DOF with shutter speed and ISO.

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  2. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    Looks like a wolf spider. Tastes like chicken (kidding).
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  3. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Not a wolf spider ... huntsman?

    Hobo or funnel grass spiders look kind of like that but are not to be found so far east.

    Actually do taste more like shrimp than chicken - tarantulas anyway.