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Old May 31, 2011, 10:54 AM   #1
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Funnel-web spider. They spin a long tube of web and just sit inside waiting. Turns out, my yard is full of these guys!!

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#2 Their webs make a nice trap for dew




#3 I got the idea from gordymohr to stack the LC55 + Raynox 250 when I found this TINY (body the size of a sesame seed), colorful crab spider.
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Great shots Saly. I'm always amazed with what we can find if we just take the time to look.

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Old May 31, 2011, 2:33 PM   #3
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Great and amazing macro Saly, you are a master
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Superb shots Saly - that last spider shot is just well cool, given that the critter is so tiny.

I'm going to be stupid .... yes again ..... how did you stack the LC55 + Rayonx?? Did you attach the 55 and then snap the Rayonx attachment on and then the lens?? Do tell
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Old May 31, 2011, 4:53 PM   #5
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Thanks jj and catalex! And thanks gordy for giving me the idea of stacking diopters!

Diane, there are no such thing as stupid questions!! Yes, I put the LC55 on the LA3 extension tube, then clipped the Raynox 250 on top. I was happy to see the camera auto focused fine. Here's another shot of the little monster (I posted it over in the Closeup section...)

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Interesting photos Saly

the detail and sharpness on #2 is incredible

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Old May 31, 2011, 9:33 PM   #8
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I never knew there was such a creature but it is easy to see why it got the name.
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Wow, that stacking of lenses gives insane magnification - great shots of the tiny spider!

Your funnel-web spiders are very different to the Australian (deadly) funnel-web spiders.
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Wow, I love #2 and the magnification is awesome.
As BP says, you wouldn't want a backyard full of Sydney funnel-webs. They have a hard crusty shell and jump up and bite anyone who disturbs them...
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