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Old Jun 1, 2011, 7:19 AM   #11
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Wow Saly, the 2nd picture is so impressive
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Old Jun 1, 2011, 8:03 AM   #12
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Excellent shot Saly.

I am so glad to hear that it is not the Sydney type of funnel web spider. When I read funnel web in LA I almost freaked, but this guy is smaller and way more less aggressive than the one in Australia and not nearly as venomous or life endangering. Those Sydney ones grab an air bubble and even sit on the bottom of someones pool.

Excellent composition and shot. Thanks for sharing those as this website is becoming quite educational. I am just waiting for someone from Washington State to post a picture of their infamous spider.

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Thanks everyone, and sorry for causing alarm about the spider.... These are actually a very benign grass spider we commonly call funnel-web because of the web they spin. Harmless to humans, about 1" (2.5cm) from tip to tip of legs, and VERY quick. Freaked me out because it started to run around wildly when I got close to take photos.

Chris - I'm hoping I'll see a few tarantulas when the weather gets hotter here. We have a few in our yard, along with other poisonous creatures like scorpions and rattlesnakes!

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Old Jun 1, 2011, 10:50 AM   #14
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Just be carfule with those macro shots Saly. I would like to get some close ups of our copperheads and timberbacks, but I have been warned.
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Just be carfule with those macro shots Saly. I would like to get some close ups of our copperheads and timberbacks, but I have been warned.
Haha thanks for the warning! I can get pretty close to scorpions and tarantulas (I've had them in my house and had to take them outside....) but not rattlers.
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Amazing shots saly, stacking those lenses how much DOF is there? Raynox on it's own = next to no DOF
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Love the last post saly. You've got a new "toy" to play with now...keep posting!
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 9:43 AM   #18
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Very impressive shots!

Just a few hours ago I also found those tunnel spiders in my garden, but was not able to get such a good shot (Yet :P)
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Saly,

great shots!

The little crab spider looks like a sumo wrestler ;-)

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Old Jun 4, 2011, 1:14 AM   #20
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Thanks square one, banksy, Rafal and Stefan!

Square one - Yup, the DOF is super thin when the two diopters are stacked. But I'm really enjoying the extra magnification. I think that a tripod would be very helpful, but it's very cumbersome when chasing after little critters!
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