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Spider mom's nursery
Lens: SIGMA 170-500MM F/5-6.3 APO RF 35MM ZOOM Camera: Pentax K200D Photo Location: Western Cape, South Africa ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/8s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: Martina Stoecker, 02-28-2021, 07:44 AM

This image was taken with my K200D - I never had any chance again to come so close to a Rainspider (Palystes superciliosus) and her cocoon, feeding her brood. They had been just a few days old and already changed clothes to leave the home ;-) She actually was very aggressive during the first days until they where hatched.

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02-28-2021, 05:18 PM   #2
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Excellent shot! That group of little ones brings thoughts of a spider swarm, and a shudder down the back!
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Great capture! Those rain spiders, when rearing up in a defensive (offensive?) pose always have me beating a hasty retreat!
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Good detailed photo. She looks very protective of the brood.

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What a wonderful image, thanks for posting it
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Very wonderful wildlife capture. Interesting that the EXIF Data indicates a different lens being used. Many thanks for sharing.

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A hair raising picture. Good capture.
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