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Old Jun 8, 2005, 10:24 PM   #1
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This looks like a fairly common spider. I hope so! What is it? It has spikes sticking up off its legs. I guess to make it less tasty. It's maybe 3" in diameter. Taken with fz5 and oly bmacro at about 6x w/ onboard flash. Cropped off ~20% and resized.


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Old Jun 8, 2005, 11:58 PM   #2
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Really eeerrrriieee....nice shot..
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Old Jun 9, 2005, 12:33 AM   #3
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yikes! that's a big spider! :O looks like a common European or Norwegian House Spider. they like to crawl around bathdubs and baseboards, sometimes up in the corners of the walls. we have 'em up here too, but thankfully they seldom reach 3" across... if they did, i'd have holes in my walls from the buckshot!! they're actually good guys, i'm told... they aren't poisonous and don't bother people (other than looking scary), and theyeat Hobo Spiders and Brown Recluses, both of which are venomous and dangerous to humans.
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Old Jun 9, 2005, 6:17 AM   #4
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Itbelongs most likelyto the family ofwolf spiders. As I don't know the american species, I cannot say which species it is.
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Old Jun 9, 2005, 6:21 AM   #5
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Wow he is big did not think you guys had spiders that large, in Aus we have the "Huntsman" about the same size


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Old Jun 9, 2005, 8:55 AM   #6
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It does apperar to be a wolf spider. A large one. I guess its size is more like 2". From http://www.termite.com/spider-identification.html#wolf Thanks for the id.


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That's a monster of a spider!!!!
I hope you don't mind but the floor made me just want to see what it would look like in b/w conversion so I did a quick one in photoshop.....
Don't mean to tamper with your work but it is just asking for black and white to show the floor patterns imho.




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Old Jun 9, 2005, 9:45 AM   #8
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I hope you don't mind but the floor made me just want to see what it would look like in b/w conversion so I did a quick one in photoshop.....
I don't mind at all. Looks like you're having a good time with photoshop. I agree on the bw concrete floor. Why dont you fool around with the spider with some of that ps magic. The original uncropped image is at http://www.artmags.com/fz5/P1040697.JPG


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