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Crab Spider
Lens: pentax 100mm f4 macro Camera: k200d Photo Location: Mitchell Co. Ga. 
Posted By: bluestringer, 03-30-2012, 10:30 AM

Pentax M 100mm f4 Macro with 25mm tube / Sunpak DX-8R Ring Flash. Flower Crab Spider, don't get too close to these tiny guys, they have a very painful bite.........

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03-30-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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Cool shot!
I used to see these when I was a kid but haven't run into any of late.
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Impressive macro shot there.
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Awesome! We get a ton of those guys around here, I am hoping to start seeing some in about a month or so...

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Very cute. It's hairier than the ones we get here. They make wonderful subjects, and I love their colour changing ability. Funny, I've never heard of them having much bite, perhaps I should be more careful this summer.
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I've read the bite is not harmful, but very painful for a few hours. Yes, they will change color according to the color of the flower they are living on. They will sit on the flower for weeks waiting to ambush a fly, etc., so they make a good stationery photo target.
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Nice shot there. I usually find them after I have gotten a macro shot of a flower, then going back out to find they've moved.
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Nice soft lighting--well done....Jim Z.

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Creeeepy! Good catch.

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