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Big spider, Scary Big Spider (Updated)
Posted By: Damn Brit, 08-22-2009, 02:30 AM

I'm not even letting the dog out in the garden tonight.
If someone wants to identify it, feel free. I'm calling it Butch though.
Taken with Sigma 105mm and on board flash.
Second one is a crop of the first.
Just for you horror lovers I braved the spider again to take a shot of it's underside. Unfortunately the spider spends it time facing downwards and I can't get underneath for a face shot (not sure I want to).
Third one is the underside.
Fourth one is a crop of same..

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08-22-2009, 02:47 AM   #2
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Nice colors. A pity you don't see the eyes better.
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Oh **** me man, these things make me run a mile! I really am a borderline arachnophobe.

Your images of it are great though.
08-22-2009, 02:56 AM   #4
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Nice colors. A pity you don't see the eyes better.
I'm so bloody sorry Douglas. It's the middle of the night and that thing is huge and Douglas (all the way over in Sweden) is saying "A pity you don't see the eyes better". Easy for you to say mate.
I'll look for it in the daytime, see if I can get the eyes (before it gets me).

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Oh **** me man, these things make me run a mile! I really am a borderline arachnophobe.

Your images of it are great though.
Thanks Pauly. I showed the picture to the missus and she wanted to move.

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when mick dundee says "thats not a knife" well the same goes for spiders here in OZ
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Cool shot bud. Love the colors. JIM
08-22-2009, 06:09 AM   #7
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Spiders here in Oz takes dogs for a meal seriously

08-22-2009, 06:13 AM   #8
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Yeah, I heard of a spider that was so hungry it strangled a calf in the dead of night while the mother cow was sleeping and had it for breakfast...

They make 'em tough down under...

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they certainly do ''make um tuff'' down under (seen my self portrait) hehehe
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Cute friend you've got there Gary - I'd suggest a bowl of water and some nibbles for it. Might be more effective than a watch dog

And as for spider type - is it an orb weaver spider? We get a few of those down under, but compared to our regular huntsman spiders, the mouse spider, or the whistling (or bird eating spider) they're babies

Nice image BTW

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nice shootin' under hair raising conditions. but ew. i'm with the missus. i say move. it might have friends.
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Nice shots! I think it's a cat-faced spider.
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thanks gary, now i have to go hide in a corner....
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Nice picture Gary, whatever it is it belongs to the Orb Weaver family. How long was the body? about half an inch?
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Nice! I like the crop more than the original.

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