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Old Aug 24, 2005, 9:17 AM   #11
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thanks for the additional pictures.
I am even more impressed.!
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Old Aug 24, 2005, 5:32 PM   #12
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I have been feeding one of these spiders for a week now. I throw japanese beetles onto the web. The "action" is almost too fast to follow. Your shot is of a female. The male is tiney - less than the head of a pin.
Part of my tripod is "in transit" from repairs. I've been planning a similar shot since I started feeding her. I hope it comes close to what you have done...
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Excellent idea there Ron

I have to remember that next time I visit the nature preserve center in the Outer Banks - Kind of far for me to bring lunch to theses critters when you're some 300 miles away... :-)



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Hmmm. What's the size of that thing - in inches?

Thanks for the idea about feeding - must keep that in mind.

Thanks for sharing such great shots, you're on my hero list.
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Old Aug 25, 2005, 9:35 AM   #15
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Hmmm. What's the size of that thing - in inches?
A good 2-3 inches if not more, and you can size it too from the leaves and wood planks - which is why a 150mm macro is excellent for this...

IMO with a 50mm I would be more scared into getting close than the spider would (see the huge web's? It's a lot taller than an average person!) :-)
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NHL,
Where is the nature preserve in the OBX? I have been there many times, but don't remember seeing a nature preserve.
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Where is the nature preserve in the OBX? I have been there many times, but don't remember seeing a nature preserve.
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It's @ MP 9.5 in Nags Head - If you go south on 158 turn right at the Mc Donald:
http://nature.org/wherewework/northa...s/art5618.html

... and if you go further south you have to stop by here (highly recommended for birding):
http://www.fws.gov/peaisland/
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Absolutely beautiful photos!

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