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I spotted this rather unusually marked spider yesterday, she was about the size of the palm of my hand, and willingly perched on a canna lily leaf for a photo shoot.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:dalmatian spider
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:20 Aug 2013 - 5:47 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Spider, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 6:03 AM

That lady has some pretty useful fangs tucked away, Carol.
Another wonderful set.
You must be knee deep in bugs in that garden.

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ugly
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20 Aug 2013 - 6:04 AM

Best images I have ever seen from you..
Magic work.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
20 Aug 2013 - 6:10 AM

Three really superb images Carol !! Those beady little eyes are lovely Smile

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Benlib
Benlib  33 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 6:18 AM

nice specimen. beautiful capture

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Chinga
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20 Aug 2013 - 6:34 AM

Love V3 for the cheeky look down... Grin
What a fascinating little creature Carol!
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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England24 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 6:35 AM

The size of the palm of your hand.....that's flippin' enormous.

The detail in these shots is remarkable Carol, superb work.

Andy

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Glostopcat
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20 Aug 2013 - 6:42 AM

Brilliant pin sharp detail in these Carol, it is a good job you did not spot 101 of these as they'd have given the arachnophobes on here nightmares for days to come!Tongue

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KarenFB
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20 Aug 2013 - 7:27 AM

Carol!! I'm trying to eat my breakfast!!!! Tongue (Wink)

Actually HE is rather handsome, even if he does look like he's trying to get you!! (If you look by his 6" fangs you can see his pedipalps).
You are a very brave lady and have manged to capture 3 gorgeous, detail filled images.

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Lillian
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20 Aug 2013 - 7:29 AM

Creepy crawly again Carol...you are mean
you know I don't like them
Lillian

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fosie1955
fosie1955  7 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 - 7:31 AM

Hi Carol, have been away from ephotozine for a while,come back to see you still doing this fine macro work. I commented on your images some years ago. Comming over to your island for a week end of September. Hoping to motivate my partner with her camera. Keep up the good work, great pf.

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SUE118
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20 Aug 2013 - 7:37 AM

I swear they come to you for their passport photo'sSmile you really do get some great shots Carol. She is a beauty.Smile

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
20 Aug 2013 - 7:38 AM

Well spottedTongue !!! Glad there weren't 101 of them ! This one is cute though Wink

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RonnieAG
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20 Aug 2013 - 7:54 AM

That's a real mean looking spider, intent on something or other, possibly you.
Fab. captures again, Carol, the detail so impressive.
Ronnie.

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andylea
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20 Aug 2013 - 8:10 AM

stunning set carol Wink
andy

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digital_boi
20 Aug 2013 - 8:33 AM

some of your best work ever with this one Carol superb all of them

Graham

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barbarahirst
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20 Aug 2013 - 8:33 AM

surreal ....
glad his home is in Greece and not in Leeds...Wink

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mex
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20 Aug 2013 - 8:38 AM

Super sharp carol, like it.
cheers phil.

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DicksPics
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20 Aug 2013 - 8:40 AM

Now these three are scary, Carol - and superbly taken!!

Richard

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
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20 Aug 2013 - 8:41 AM

What a lovely spider! V3 is great.
JNC

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Badgerfred
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20 Aug 2013 - 8:55 AM

Super images Carol, excellent macro work,
Fred.

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Irishkate
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20 Aug 2013 - 8:57 AM

Three amazing images of this very scary looking spider!!!!
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powderpuff
20 Aug 2013 - 8:59 AM

A very nice photo even if I do not like spiders, I never knew they had big eyes like that! how clever of you and brave to, CamelliaGrin

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rontear
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20 Aug 2013 - 9:05 AM

Unusually large !! Carol, no need for macro here. I presume of the Wolf Spider family ( venomous but not dangerous ? Carol )
Ron.

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WhiteRose1
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20 Aug 2013 - 9:08 AM

Sharp and detailed, Carol. v3 wins with a touch of humour in the pose Grin

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GeorgePlatis
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20 Aug 2013 - 10:29 AM

Brilliant captures, Carol !
George

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Stace
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20 Aug 2013 - 10:29 AM

Great image Carol

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lonely_oryx
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20 Aug 2013 - 10:46 AM

Beautiful set with v1 an absolute cracker

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Fefe
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20 Aug 2013 - 10:56 AM

Sat there like "Lord Muck" in his hammock in V3GrinGrinGrin
Excellent captures Carol...... 11 out of 10 for bravery!
Diane

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TonyDy
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20 Aug 2013 - 11:29 AM

Superb set, Carol.
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EMJAYCEE
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20 Aug 2013 - 12:03 PM

Superbly superb Carol.Smile
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LynneJoyce
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20 Aug 2013 - 12:08 PM

She is gorgeous and you have done her full justice with these wonderful shots. We had one of these in the Spanish property once and when we chased her out it sounded like tap dancing on the tiled floors.

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oldgreyheron
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20 Aug 2013 - 12:09 PM

Great images Carol. "As big as the palm of my hand".... Shudders uncontrollably.

Mike

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fificat100
20 Aug 2013 - 12:43 PM

Superb detail in these excellent captures. Excellent work Carol.

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NigelKiteley
20 Aug 2013 - 12:55 PM

Three excellent captures Carol.

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Joline
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20 Aug 2013 - 12:59 PM

Very brave coaxing her to pose for you! She is quite the beauty isn't she.

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Daisymaye
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20 Aug 2013 - 1:56 PM

Excellent detailed captures Carol. That is one big spider, the size of your hand sounds scary to me. She's definitely not an iddy biddy spider.......Sandy

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20 Aug 2013 - 2:34 PM

Three high quality shots of this aptly named spider Carol. Both composition and detail are spot on.

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prabhusinha
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20 Aug 2013 - 3:57 PM

Absolutely stunning esp V 1. Panasonic should feel proud to have it for their promo.

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20 Aug 2013 - 4:19 PM

superb trio

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20 Aug 2013 - 4:22 PM

3 superb images,

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brownsilent
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20 Aug 2013 - 4:23 PM

Absolutely stunning clearness and detail. Wonderful!
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About the size of your palm??? God, I'd have run........................... as fast as my feet would carry me!

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20 Aug 2013 - 4:48 PM

Sounds like she's about the size of a tarantula Wink A fine specimen, and you've certainly got her trained well to pose for you, Carol - excellent set Smile
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ChrisWallace
20 Aug 2013 - 5:10 PM

A lovely set of images Carol. looks quite intimidating.
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20 Aug 2013 - 5:36 PM

There is no way I would go near that unless I had a 400mm lens and even then I would be ready to use it as a weapon. Tremendous photography Carol.

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20 Aug 2013 - 5:56 PM

Great looking spider.

P.

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20 Aug 2013 - 5:59 PM

3 of the best images Carol, some to be proud of, Fantastic!!!! work.
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20 Aug 2013 - 6:48 PM

Three crackers Carol. but V3 just has to be

The Indian summer continues - + 24C today

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20 Aug 2013 - 6:53 PM

3 great images as always Carol.

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20 Aug 2013 - 6:59 PM

I love them all but v3 looks so much like he is chillin that is my favourite Great SmileSmile

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20 Aug 2013 - 7:01 PM

You obviously love small critters, Carol, so it's a shame that a lot of us dislike spiders. I search the bedroom every night before going to bedTongue! But there is no doubt about your photography expertise because these are all amazing. V3 has to be my favourite for that unusual pov, and the way the spider looks to be lurking ominously.

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EileenH
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20 Aug 2013 - 7:58 PM

Great capture, like those beady eyes Smile

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20 Aug 2013 - 8:03 PM

Stunning images Carol - First class work!!

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20 Aug 2013 - 8:18 PM

Crowley Carol, those eyes are rather hypnotique, fab shots

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20 Aug 2013 - 8:37 PM

Just amazing Carol outstanding images.
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AlexAppleby
20 Aug 2013 - 8:39 PM

Great shots, looks like the nasty beasty is posing for you. Very, very nasty beasty!!!

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20 Aug 2013 - 9:06 PM

It is 10pm at night...now not sure if i will be able to sleep tonight...this is nightmare stuff...what an amazing spider and so big....great set carol

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21 Aug 2013 - 4:27 PM

look into my eyes baby!
what a great shot, love it.

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sathyababu
23 Aug 2013 - 4:50 PM

great shot..

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