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Old Jun 15, 2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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This big wolf spider was disturbed out of the depths when my wife was watering the bugleweed. Needless to say I'll be wearing gloves when I weed that patch from now on.
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 12:26 PM   #2
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Wow well excellent. Really not a spider fan, but No. 1 is super, really does look like the little guy is crying.
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Those shots are way cool, superb.
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 10:40 AM   #4
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Excellent detail......
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amazingly - and disturbingly! -clear!! excellent work! much greater DOF than i usually see in macros like this.. what lens were you using?
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 8:25 PM   #6
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Thanks so much for all your comments, these guys are pretty photogenic in that they don't spook too easy and for such a scary looking guy they aren't very aggresive if you don't touch them. This one was close to 3 inches diameter including the legs (not stretched out, just standing normal)
Rocky, I was using my Sigma 105mm Macro with Nikon D90. I've been using a cheapo softbox on my sb700 flash to cut down on the flash shine, but it's so hard to maneuver close with it I took it off and got a little more reflection than I've been getting recently.
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Wow cool shot! Scary, but cool! Do they bite ?
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 10:07 PM   #8
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They will bite, but they aren't aggressive so if you don't try to pick them up or aggravate them they shouldn't. So you wouldn't want him to think you were messing with him, not sure how smart it is to get within 12 inches with a flash going off in his face.
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Those are really nice shots - spiders are interesting little critters!!
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