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Old Jul 23, 2011, 4:03 PM   #1
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Default Spiders and more spiders.

Fangus ickius, hope it's ok to make up names as I go.
With the exception of the first one they are pretty colorful.
This one had some fangs and looked scary.



We were walking on the boardwalk for the rest of this series.
This one was too low to get a head shot but I will get one someday.



These next few spiders were very small, smaller than a pencil eraser and getting a focus on them 3 to 4 feet away was almost impossible. My eyes are
not the greatest and all I could see were red and yellow dots.







My girlfriend helped me find them.

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Old Jul 23, 2011, 5:04 PM   #2
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Nice shots - the last three are orchard spiders. Number 2 is a garden spider. And number one is Toofus Maximus! My - what big fangs you have Grandma!!
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 5:08 PM   #3
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a Toofus Maximus???
Yes, cool shots, they all seem bigger than they are don't they?
Wonderful color...
Took one once of a Black Widow in one of garden sheds that turned out cool, blew it up to an eight by ten with the spider taking up the whole page, smile, even though you can see the hourglass and know it is a small BW...it just doesn't 'seem' small....
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Oh, and the first one was 'not' happy you were messing with it...not by his/her posture.
I wonder what was with the Garden Spiders Web...stoned?
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wow, great shots! Love the last 3, the green/blue body is really pretty (for a spider, that is....)
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 6:44 AM   #6
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Oh, and the first one was 'not' happy you were messing with it...not by his/her posture.
I wonder what was with the Garden Spiders Web...stoned?
That's a typical garden spider design. I've read that some theorize that the stabilimenta (zigzag) in the center of the web serves to make the web more easily seen by birds that will then avoid flying through it.
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Nice looking spider shots. Thanks to Clint for the great info.

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Nice series. #2 is very similar to our golden orb spider. Love the way it looks like they are knitting and dropped a stitch
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Thanks for the comments and info. Clint knows his spiders. I always wondered why the garden spiders made what looks like a mistake, makes perfect sense now, their webs are very big.

lisalonewolf, that first one gave me the eebee geebees. He was on a sidewalk and I guess the people made him defensive. I was at least 3 feet away taking that shot. I'm guessing it was a wolf spider. and yes, the spiders were greatly enlarged.
Below is a 600x800 of the actual pix before the crop.


Not only did I have fun but learned things also. Seeing the bugs up close is fascinating with the detail.
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*shudders*

Spiders are "death wrapped in scary" to me...
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