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This upload is especially for Isabel (chinga), who loves anything greenWink

Sparassidae are a family of spiders known as huntsman spiders because of their speed and mode of hunting. As adults, huntsman spiders do not build webs, but hunt and forage for food: their diet consists primarily of insects and other invertebrates, and occasionally small skinks and geckos. They live in the crevices of tree bark, but will frequently wander into homes and vehicles. They are able to travel extremely fast, often using a springing jump while running, and walk on walls and even on ceilings. They also tend to exhibit a ‘cling’ reflex if picked up, making them difficult to shake off and much more likely to bite. The females are fierce defenders of their egg sacs and young. They will generally make a threat display if provoked, but if the warning is ignored they may attack and bite.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:green huntsman spider
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:7 Feb 2013 - 6:17 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Green, Macro, Nature, Spider, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:78
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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 6:31 AM

What fantastic and great macro shot,carol,very well done,
Saeid

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 6:33 AM

Carol I find your images and descriptions endlessly fascinating, you really should publish a book of insects in my garden (or something similar).

This is a particulalry fine shot and it is definitely GREEN, even colour-blind old me can see that. Grin

Andy

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gajewski
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7 Feb 2013 - 6:36 AM

These certainly are rich green tonalities.
-=\Walter

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
7 Feb 2013 - 6:41 AM

I have heard of a green monster - and this must be it !! Thank heavens we do not have them here Smile Excellent photo and fascinating write up Carol !! GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
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7 Feb 2013 - 6:52 AM

OMG Carol, that is a monster
and so well captured
Lillian

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SUE118
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7 Feb 2013 - 7:19 AM

She's beautiful and quite a lady, watch out you males.

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davidgibson
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7 Feb 2013 - 7:22 AM

Super Carol excellent description i agree with andy snapper a book would be good to let every body see your endless talents DaveWink

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
7 Feb 2013 - 7:41 AM

Strange I have no idea why I thought this was yours Carol lol. very interesting, many years ago I was bitten by a house spider, it was very painful and a lump developed on the back of my hand, this lasted for two weeks so can vouch even ours do bit, have a good day, i'm now off to the Dentist, regards leon, good photo as always.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 7:47 AM

fantastic colours and tones carol brilliant detail a stunner top shot Wink
andy

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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 - 7:55 AM

A really vibrant and fresh one today-- not keen on the subject thoughGrinGrin:Grin Good intro as well
Steve

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fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 7:57 AM

I would think that this particular spider is not easily seen. Nice one!

Albert

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7 Feb 2013 - 8:27 AM

wonderful shot Carol one definitely not to be messed with me thinks!!!!

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LynneJoyce
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7 Feb 2013 - 8:29 AM

A rare beauty really well captured in this fine portrait.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 8:33 AM

A very informative intro to this green spider.......I don't recall seeing a green one before, Carol.
Ronnie.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 9:21 AM

Carol, you're scaring me to death and this one seems to have his beady eye on you!
Joan.

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7 Feb 2013 - 9:46 AM

Well spotted and captured Carol, super image,
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WhiteRose1
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7 Feb 2013 - 9:48 AM

The female of the species...... GrinGrin

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achieverswales

I do believe all spiders bite but some are more aggressive than others, excellent macro capture Carol.


Regards

Trev.

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paddyman
paddyman  666 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 - 10:35 AM

Super macro shot ..

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lonely_oryx
7 Feb 2013 - 10:37 AM

Such a beautiful creature

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 11:17 AM

Blimey - Carol you're a brave lady to even go near these creatures.
A very prickly looking spider and not one I'd like to meet!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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7 Feb 2013 - 11:33 AM

Superb close-up, Carol, well captured.
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barbarahirst
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7 Feb 2013 - 11:42 AM

gosh!!! never seen a green one like this before
Great capture

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digital_boi
7 Feb 2013 - 11:53 AM

fine detail of the huntsman Carol

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Daisymaye
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7 Feb 2013 - 12:42 PM

Being green they must be hard to spot. Super detail in this one........Sandy

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annettep38
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7 Feb 2013 - 1:10 PM

Wonderful shot of this master of camouflage!

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RajaSidambaram

Tiny powerful eyes of this green hunter well captured, Carol. - Raja.

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AnneWorner
7 Feb 2013 - 3:25 PM

I will remember to be careful if I ever spot one of these - but I don't think we have these in my part of the world. I do have a nice tarantula living over by my fence though Smile

It ain't easy being green - I guess that explains some of this spider's attitude............

Anne

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sarasij  3 India
7 Feb 2013 - 3:56 PM

nice friend

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SlowSong Plus Member 65035 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 4:00 PM

Skinks and geckos! Goodness me - how big are they??? He's a lovely colour though.
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ChristineD
7 Feb 2013 - 4:32 PM

What fantastic macro and great light

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7 Feb 2013 - 4:54 PM

Lovely green tonal Carol, superb light and two eyes watching you!!!!Nice close up.
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7 Feb 2013 - 5:08 PM

A cute little chap - don't think I'd want to get him annoyed though! A fine capture, Carol Smile
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Stace
Stace  7 England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 5:09 PM

great capture Carol

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7 Feb 2013 - 5:31 PM

This is amazing Carol. Superb!

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pluckyfilly
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7 Feb 2013 - 5:36 PM

AND if its the spider I am thinking of it changes colour according to its surroundings as camouflage enabling him to capture his lunch, excellent write up from you Carol and superb pic

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7 Feb 2013 - 6:11 PM

Evenin' Carol
I see you have selected a frame filler for today's uploadWink

Probably been one of the best days this year at work - the wind had dropped and the temp went up to +5C around noon

Adrian

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evelen  10 England
7 Feb 2013 - 6:28 PM

excellent shot carol.
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7 Feb 2013 - 6:53 PM

How sweet - he's very well camouflaged
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7 Feb 2013 - 6:56 PM

Thank you very much for the award, I am honoured. Lovely variation of green tones

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7 Feb 2013 - 7:11 PM

Awesome shot carol, superb detail and colour Grin
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7 Feb 2013 - 7:21 PM

Wonderful.

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bricurtis Plus Member 91975 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 9:02 PM

Wonderfully camouflaged bug Carol - sounds quite nasty too.
Brian.

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debu  5 India
8 Feb 2013 - 12:30 AM

Wonderful colourful detailed image.
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JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 3:59 AM

If you had difficulty in seeing your previous upload of the red and black fellow, how on earth did you manage to spot this rather fiercesome, by all accounts, spider Carol? By all accounts a lady to steer well clear of!
Rgds., Jim

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gallero
gallero  3 Venezuela
8 Feb 2013 - 10:50 AM

Una maravilla

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 - 11:51 AM

Green! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Extraordinary spider! Doesn't allow me to give an award! So have a smile AWARD from me! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin. Love it Carol! IB

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8 Feb 2013 - 1:23 PM

Interesting read. Nice one Carol.

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