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Old Aug 29, 2006, 3:48 PM   #1
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As I strive to reach the lofty bar set by the other macro photographers in this forum here are my latest exhibits. I apologize for the sub-par Jumping Spider but he's the only one I've ever found that didn't run away immediately. He was still crawling all over the place though and I just couldn't get that awesome shot I was hoping for.

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Old Aug 29, 2006, 5:01 PM   #2
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Great shots!

Those are some crazy looking spiders.

Jumping spiders aren't easy to photograph. Sometimes you can get them to look right into the camera by moving your fingers aroundto get thier attention. As long as your hand is far enough away that they aren't afraid you will smash them, they will follow your movement.
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Very nice, Twitch. Better than any I have managed. I would say something was wrong with my Panny, but........,, I can't help but wander if it isn't me.
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 1:06 PM   #4
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Man they look big boys, the 1st few pics look like Big fat spiders! very clear and very big and detailed.

Not sure if I want to find spiders like them about the ones I take images of are all small, no bigger than 1cm in length, so seeing big ones like them always makes me feel odd.
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 2:12 PM   #5
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Well the first three and last spider aren't really any bigger than 1cm in length, they have a big abdomen but they certainly aren't much, if any bigger than 1cm in length.

Those are the most common spiders around here (Saskatchewan, Canada). The jumping spiders are smaller and a lot harder to find.

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Old Aug 30, 2006, 4:38 PM   #6
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Great shots....

What has the first spider in its web....?

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Old Aug 30, 2006, 4:53 PM   #7
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I guess the spiders I take images of have tiny little bodies and are really thin fellas them buggers up top seem to have more body than anything else, impressive looking beasties thats for sure.
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It's some sort of fly. I had coaxed him out of his hiding spot by chasing him out with the end of a stick and as soon as he saw the fly in his web he quick ran over and wrapped it up. The wrapping process took maybe 5 seconds tops and I wasn't able to get a good picture of it, then he towed it back to his hiding spot, the pic I got was on his way back.

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