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Old Aug 21, 2011, 12:27 PM   #1
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As mole seems to have great success shooting birds in the morning, I took my camera for an early walk in my garden () today. Unfortunately I forgot to use the sunshade so most of the images went to the trashbin right away .

BUT I met that spider here which was scuttling (is this the right word? "crawling" doesn't fit for a spider, right?) around rather than weaving a net.

#1 - first encounter
#2 - getting personal
#3 - meeting again a few minutes later in a bat-like position
#4 - overview of the whole scenery, the spider is right in the center

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Old Aug 21, 2011, 9:05 PM   #2
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Great shots, really like nr 2
the light makes it a lot nicer insect.
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I agree on #2 but I still don't like spiders, I once had a sail boat that seemed to grow lots of large spiders. I don't know why they like boats.

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Good capture, Th!
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 12:39 PM   #6
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Thank you Bowenp, rhermans, hnikesch and Goldwinger!

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Exactly what I thought about #2!

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Well... as long as we don't interfere I'm fine with spiders. They can live a happy life in my garden and keep the gnats at bay. The only thing I really hate is when I run into the spider nets and have all the stuff in my hair and on my glasses.

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Very nice shots, but I'm another one who doesn't like spiders much. Yes, I know most are good as they eat other insects, but I'd just as soon not have them in the house. And I'm always killing spiders indoors, its a never-ending battle. That second one is very cool!
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So glad you took advantage of the fine morning light, and brought back such fine photos! #2 is especially nice - color, composition, detail as well as lighting.

PS - if you want to know what kind of spider, you might send a PM to one of the newest members of the forum - SpiderPig (http://forums.steves-digicams.com/me...spiderpig.html). She's a spider expert!
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So glad you took advantage of the fine morning light, and brought back such fine photos! #2 is especially nice - color, composition, detail as well as lighting.

PS - if you want to know what kind of spider, you might send a PM to one of the newest members of the forum - SpiderPig (http://forums.steves-digicams.com/me...spiderpig.html). She's a spider expert!
Hm,
I was thinking it's some kind of cross spider... but I might be wrong.

Late summer and autumn is the time when I see quite a few of them sitting in their spiderweb.

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