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This rather beautiful (to me!) spider was enjoying the late afternoon sun, basking on a piece of wood.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:sunbathing spider
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:28 Jul 2013 - 5:54 AM
Tags:Arachnid, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Spider, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:72
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
28 Jul 2013 - 6:08 AM

It obviously needs some sun Carol - the white body has to catch up with the tanned legs Smile Lovely images of this funny shaped white bodied spider !!

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 6:32 AM

What amazing images,,,not a fan of spiders normally, but he looks cute tanning

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28 Jul 2013 - 6:54 AM

A superb image Carol.
Alf.

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GarrathE
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28 Jul 2013 - 7:22 AM

Beautifully crisp images!

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dven
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28 Jul 2013 - 7:33 AM

Lovely light on this Carol

dven

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Badgerfred
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28 Jul 2013 - 7:38 AM

He/She is a beauty Carol, excellent well detailed captures,
Fred.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
28 Jul 2013 - 7:40 AM

V2 shows the different details on this spider, very interesting

Peter

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 7:59 AM

Never seen a spider quite like this one Carol, any idea what it might be? Great pair of images

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 8:00 AM

fantastic detail brilliant colours and texturs carol two stunners nice ones Wink
andy

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rontear
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28 Jul 2013 - 8:20 AM

Excellent macro Carol.
Ron

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2013 - 8:20 AM

Two great captures Smile

Eileen

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 8:22 AM

Well taken Carol - I like the complementary colours.
Ann

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2013 - 8:30 AM

Lovely long legs and crab-like body.

P.

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basith
basith  1 Sri Lanka
28 Jul 2013 - 8:31 AM

Great captures Carol, I like this lovely light....

Basith

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GeorgePlatis
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28 Jul 2013 - 8:31 AM

Excellent captures of an interesting spider!
George

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Caziwinkles
28 Jul 2013 - 8:37 AM

Two great images. The lighting is lovely and the detail amazing. Smile

Carol

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 8:59 AM

Two belters Carol but the composition in V2 really does it for me.

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janlea
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28 Jul 2013 - 9:01 AM

Superb images Carol, fantastic detail Smile
Jan

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ugly
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28 Jul 2013 - 9:07 AM

V1 for me today..

Dave

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 9:13 AM

In V1 that critter looks ready to pounce: two fine crisp images, Carol.
Ronnie.

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 9:29 AM

Somehow spiders and wasps have failed to belong to my love of nature Grin, excellent pair of images. Smile

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
28 Jul 2013 - 9:37 AM

A very unusual spider .well spotted as always .looks like a sea shell! gx Pouring with rain !!!!Sad

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 9:54 AM

He looks knackered to me.....

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85859 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 10:18 AM

Mornin' Carol
I'm still playing catch-up after missing most of yesterdaySad

Looks a fierce critter to meWink

Early +20C today, then becoming rather unsettled for the rest of the weekSad

Adrian

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 10:37 AM

Great shots once again Carol showing lovely detail
mike

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 10:43 AM

Very impressive and cleverly defined picture.
Congratulations.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 11:05 AM

Superb as always Carol - whilst I agree this is a very beautiful creature I wouldn't want to come across one!!

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 11:18 AM

V1 is superb, all those legs exploring the confines of the frame.
Moira

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 11:18 AM

Beautiful spider with great eye contact.

PS Shadow usually hides from Mia!

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 11:25 AM

Wow...AWESOME CAPTURES, Carol GrinGrin

Scary but beautiful spider and it's got a very interesting bum! Especially from the view in V2. Reminds me of a sand dollar.

V1 is an excellent close-up but I really like that view in V2. Shows off the spider so well. Gorgeous light in both, though!

Andrew Smile

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 11:48 AM

Terrific capture, so transparent ... but I just can't love them. here he is , hanging around up to no good... saw one of those kill a meadow brown yesterday Sad and they are all over my echinaceas killing the bees.
got far more spiders than flutterbies and bees this year..

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TrevBatWCC
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28 Jul 2013 - 11:51 AM

Two super captures of your little friend here, Carol - would be hard to pick a fave, they are both excellent, so it's half a vote for each! Wink
Trev Smile

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bobsblues
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28 Jul 2013 - 12:01 PM

Brilliant work Carol fantastic light.SmileSmile
Rob

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digital_boi
28 Jul 2013 - 12:02 PM

lovely golden light in both with good texture on the wood and detail V1 just edges it for me Carol


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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 12:39 PM

You can feel the relaxation in that spreadeagled pose.
I love the harmonious tones, textures and patterns.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Growmore
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28 Jul 2013 - 12:45 PM

Amazing clarity in these stunning close ups Carol, and some great light.
Gary

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Quoise
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28 Jul 2013 - 2:53 PM

Far tooooooooo close for my comfort! Excellent captures though SmileSmileSmile

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myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
28 Jul 2013 - 4:12 PM

Stunning images, the detail is fantastic.

Myra

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prabhusinha
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28 Jul 2013 - 4:49 PM

Awesome 2

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pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1577 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 4:51 PM

Hope he put on some suntan lotion. I like both versions for different reasons. V1 for the face and for the legs reaching to the frame edges. V2 for the back patterns.

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fentiger
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28 Jul 2013 - 5:08 PM

Exquisite detail captured in these two fine macro captures Carol.

Albert

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4515 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 5:14 PM

Amazing shots !!......superb detail in this 'monster' !!

He looks to be at least 10" across ??.......never going to Crete !!!!.WinkGrin

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28 Jul 2013 - 6:21 PM

Looks very fearsome - I don't really like spiders Carol!

Mike

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briantjjones
28 Jul 2013 - 6:26 PM

Fabulous image Carol, I like how the colours of the spider tones in really well with the wood and background. Smile

Regards, Brian.

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28 Jul 2013 - 6:46 PM

Love V2 Carol - what an incredible shaped body.
Brian.

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28 Jul 2013 - 7:05 PM

What amazing images

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Joline
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28 Jul 2013 - 7:21 PM

Now those legs would take a prize!

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28 Jul 2013 - 8:05 PM

A real beauty Carol, you've caught him/her in some wonderful warm light

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28 Jul 2013 - 8:20 PM

You were braver than meBlush amazing shot

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madbob
madbob  8 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 - 9:13 AM

hate spiders ugly brute spot on shot

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 - 6:19 AM

Oh My! A great contender for a horror movie!
What a beastie Carol!!! Brava... for going that close... Grin
IB

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1 Aug 2013 - 8:20 AM


Quote: Now those legs would take a prize!

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doryram
doryram  5 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2013 - 12:43 PM

Beautiful shot.
Rod

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