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Baby Spiders

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Iansky, May 23, 2010.

  1. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    I was about to go through the garden gate yesterday and the sun glinted off a spiders web that was covered in frantic activity, when I looked closer I could see all these baby spiders rushing around then congregating in the middle.

    Dash back to the house and grabbed the GF1 + 45-200 lens and this is the result.

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  2. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Wow - this is quite a fascinating view!:eek: :2thumbs: The insect world is really all around us, but for most of us it's usually invisible, or close to it.
     
  3. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    thats something, very cool
     
  4. MikeB10

    MikeB10 Mu-43 Regular

    What an amazing sight. Very cool indeed.
     
  5. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

    315
    Mar 2, 2010
    Hhhmmm.......now I am not afraid of bugs.....BUT, I am not cool with spiders and centipedes.

    I have been bitten by a tarantula, stung by a scorpion and a brown recluse (not all at once :smile:) .

    Last Sunday working in the yard a 8" centipede went up my arm (you never saw anyone jerk THAT fast). :eek: 

    So while everyone grabs their camera humming "the Circle of Life"......I'll be heading for the can of Raid. :biggrin:

    R
     
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Fascinating shot! Interesting that you used the 45-200 for that. I've done very little close up type work with that lens, although I did get a couple of fairly detailed flower shots with it when I was just playing around when it was new. Interested in roughly what distance you were from the subject(s) and about what focal length you ended up using?

    -Ray
     
  7. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    You got one very nice and intriguing shot there Ian. Thanks for posting it. Unfortunately, if it were in my backyard i probably wouldn't have gone for the camera but hairspray and a gas lighter:smile:

    I've come very close to grief with deadly Redbacks and that has tainted my attitude to these many legged creatures. But hey, in a static picture they're fine!

    thanks,
     
  8. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

    798
    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Lisa
    Cool! I've never seen anything like that.
     
  9. thekeddi

    thekeddi Mu-43 Rookie

    13
    May 17, 2010
    Awesome Photo!
     
  10. Bill H

    Bill H Mu-43 Rookie

    14
    May 6, 2010
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Great capture. It's always good to keep a camera near by. Thanks for sharing the shot.
     
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