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I saw my dog playing with something on the driveway yesterday, and went to investigate. I found this rather large black spider on his back, looking a bit the worse for wear. I gingerly flipped him over with a large leaf and he sat there looking at me angrily, raising his front legs and waving them around. I managed to co-erce him back onto the leaf (a large one, I might add!) and took a few pics of him before he started advancing towards my hand. I have never seen anything like him before, he had a marble-sized body, greyish and slightly hairy. An ID would be gratefully received. View large, if you dare!

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:too hot to handle!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:2 Apr 2009 - 5:22 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:125
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maratsuikka
2 Apr 2009 - 5:35 AM

FANTASTIC,Carol,here 7:34 and spring is near.......

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CherryMartin
2 Apr 2009 - 5:36 AM

Scary looking bugger. Great captures.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
2 Apr 2009 - 5:44 AM

Cracking close ups

Peter

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2 Apr 2009 - 5:55 AM

Monster Smile
Alexander

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 6:24 AM

Wonderful captures ...what a huge ugly spider. Great detail on him...Sandy

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old timer
old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 6:36 AM

Gives me the heebie-jeebies - I'm arachnophobic!
Jim

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 6:38 AM

My God Carol, you take some risks. Fabulous shot, but I'm glad it's not here!!!!!!!!

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greatdog  6 England
2 Apr 2009 - 6:48 AM

Great close up shots Carol,looks scary!!Dane.

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
2 Apr 2009 - 7:00 AM

Excellent macro captures again Carol.
V3 and V4 are my favs.
Stunning details.
Robert

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84292 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 7:04 AM

As for the ID, you are on your own!! It looks more like a glove puppet then a delicate spider!

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 7:12 AM

i like the direct stare in v1 looks menacing.lesley

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challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 7:12 AM

Spiders freak me out, and at the same time I am drawn to PHOTOGRAPHS of them! This one is freaky...but man your photographs are excellent!

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fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 7:29 AM

An arachnophobic's nightmare! Great well taken photographs.

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RachelMB
RachelMB  842 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 7:46 AM

This spider is ever-so-slightly cute, but I think I'd freak if it was actually sitting in front of me. You must be very brave Wink

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2 Apr 2009 - 7:47 AM

scary stuff! terrific shots

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2 Apr 2009 - 7:55 AM

Yuk! Yuk! Yuk!
What cracking photos though

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2 Apr 2009 - 8:01 AM

What a Handsome looking Fellow !

Great work.

Rock

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motorsportpictures

WOW , amazing close-up.
scott

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viscostatic
2 Apr 2009 - 8:04 AM

What an amazing creature Carol. These are excellent close-ups, especialy versions 1 and 3.

Phil.

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
2 Apr 2009 - 8:08 AM

Very scary, can't look for long!
Mandy

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pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 8:13 AM

WOW amazing Carol

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Silverzone
2 Apr 2009 - 9:12 AM

Braver than me! Looks like a wolf spider that live in holes in the ground. Not my cup of tea but great macro. (Not home yet grabbed a few moments on a friends computer) Sylvia

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scott_jessuk
2 Apr 2009 - 9:35 AM

Rather you than me, great shot and nice work to get the big fella onto a large leaf.

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
2 Apr 2009 - 9:35 AM

V3 and V4 are very good photos of this spider. V3 is very menacing.
It might be a Steatoda. It's a nice harmless creature and looks scary in order to lead a peaceful life in houses in Crete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! + well known for attacking and eating dogs!

Have a look on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steatoda
JNC

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whiteswan01
2 Apr 2009 - 9:41 AM

wow he looks massive great angles nice detail
Dawn

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BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2009 - 9:43 AM

Fantastic shots.
Dave

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MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2009 - 9:55 AM

Incredible I just don't know how you do it.
Mavis

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 10:29 AM

Scary wonderful set of shots Carol... looks like a Muppet Smile

Jon

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crookymonsta e2 Member 6700 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 11:41 AM

I can't bear to look - you get my vote for bravery! Sandra

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DolphinLady
2 Apr 2009 - 11:41 AM

No way am I going to view this large...he's big enough thank you very much.
These are all wonderfully taken with lots of great detail to them.
I vote for all of them.
Hilary

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2 Apr 2009 - 11:42 AM

Amazing capture Carol

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 12:28 PM

As the only one in the family who is not terrified of spiders (I scoop them up and put them outside - everyone else either runs or batters them with a shoe) I thought this was an amazing set of shots.
Mind you if a sparrow got in the house I'm gone, I even walk away from a strutting pigeon. Smile
chris

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2 Apr 2009 - 12:52 PM

VERY brave Carol - a beautiful study again and as well executed as ever. Great work Katie

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 1:12 PM

He looks bloomin huge - I won't stop long enough to ID him sorry - V3,V4 are cracking Ina

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sanjan  6 Scotland
2 Apr 2009 - 2:15 PM

Great shots , but..... i would have been sreaming at seeing something like that. ' Janine

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 2:20 PM

Brilliant captures v1 and 3 amazing...10/10 for nerve...your a special woman to mess about with something like this...like to have you in my coner when the going gets tough
Gerry

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 2:56 PM

V4 is my fav. probably saved the dog's life-- Huge for a spider!
Jennnn

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 3:13 PM

Wow what a brilliant set of shots - no idea of the ID but will keep on coming back to see if anyone has posted what it might be - very interesting - Elizabeth

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bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2009 - 4:16 PM

Wow superbshots

John

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piccy  8 Wales
2 Apr 2009 - 4:16 PM

Well I hope these don't emigrate. Also not a fan of spiders but full of admiration for the four brilliant shots.
Freda

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Scaramanga
2 Apr 2009 - 4:22 PM

Superb stuff. Amazing eyes.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 4:41 PM

What an ugly spider, four great close-up captures Carol.
Bob

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2 Apr 2009 - 4:49 PM

Are there no risks you won't take for a great series of shots! I think I might have left him just where I found him.
Greg

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Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 5:38 PM

Carol you are so much braver than me poor dog would have been on its own I hate the thought of these creatures never mind move one
lovely pictures though

Stay safe

Linda Smile

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RuthyJ  8 England
2 Apr 2009 - 5:41 PM

Crikey Carol what a beast. He has fantastic little beady eyes though.
Great captures.
Ruth.

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Val Prowse e2 Member 11Val Prowse vcard England
2 Apr 2009 - 5:51 PM

Superb set of images Carol, how brave you are to get so close. I would have run a mile LOL. Good to see such amazing close-ups though with all the intrinsic detail.

Val

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PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 5:55 PM

Frightening beast! You are so brave! A true photographer as you obviously will go to any lengths to get the shot! Fantastic capture! Must say I have never seen the likes of it, nor do I hope to! He seems awfully fat!

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unicorn17  6 Scotland
2 Apr 2009 - 6:02 PM

Well I was wondering what could be next and wow-you have not let me down ! Scary fellow ! You are a brave lady Carol . Gill

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Flyfisher  6 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2009 - 6:15 PM

Great pictures, Carol. I'm not frightened of spiders, so often have to pick them up and put them outside, at others' behest. Might dreaw the line at this one, though! Ron

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nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
2 Apr 2009 - 6:36 PM

Wonderful set, what a huge beastie he is, frightening large !
Great spider, not that I would want to meet him

Nicky

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videotec  6 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2009 - 6:54 PM

He really is a monster-great set Carol
Pete

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Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 6:55 PM

Oh my... sure - he looks friendly...?!
You are such a brave one Carol - but I think spiders are really gorgeous so I'm taken with this one -stunning shots!

Ayelet

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raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
2 Apr 2009 - 7:06 PM

superb image of this mean looking critter,well taken carol.ray

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2 Apr 2009 - 7:11 PM

Cute little chap, rather you than me though Carol, Excellent

Stace

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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 7:28 PM

Excellent detail Carol
Helen

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SoulOfNature
2 Apr 2009 - 7:32 PM

1st class macro shots !!!!

Jean x

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Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 7:49 PM

Wow, stunning captures Carol
Steve

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vandalp  6
2 Apr 2009 - 7:50 PM

Amazing shots Carol, very brave of you to save and then photograph him.
Vanda

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Cormy  6 England
2 Apr 2009 - 8:51 PM

Great close-ups Carol,but he wasn't near the front of the queue when they gave out Looks was he? Or is it a she ? That would be even worse.
Cheers
Alan

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Mewinty  6
2 Apr 2009 - 8:56 PM

Fab close up. Particulary like V3. Great work, Melissa

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makamgirl  5 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2009 - 8:57 PM

You are mad - no way would I get close enough to take a pic the dog would be on his own.
Maggie

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madbilly  5 England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 9:01 PM

Carol, I have come to admire your close up work over these past few weeks. I like to think we have become cyber friends over this time and THEREFORE, I am prepared to arrange an appointment with a local doctor for you if you like. Its obvious that you have no nervous system as it appears you are not afraid of spiders the size of a small rottweiler, which to me is unnatural. lol

EXCELLENT pictures of one of the scariest things I've seen in a long time (barring my missus)

keep up this quality of photography

bestest scariest regards

Bill

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super work

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Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 9:32 PM

What a scarey looking creature...he reminds me of someone just not sure who, it's the eyes I recognise!
Yet another brilliant set of creepies!
never mind too hot to handle too BIG to handle!
Anjantoo
xxx

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maryg e2 Member 666 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 10:40 PM

Haven't a scooby waht kind hes is and really don't want to find out , superb work brave lady. V2 , I like just because he looks cross eyed and less scary. Those legs look like big fingers
Mary

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bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2009 - 10:41 PM

blimey thats a beastie, amazing captures
bunSmile

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fwatts  6
2 Apr 2009 - 10:49 PM

smashing set of photos carol xxx frank

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Campbell  5 Scotland
2 Apr 2009 - 11:19 PM

Excellent set of images...He or she is certainly too hot to handle for me. Lol Smile
Peter

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Oh my goodness you are so brave, brilliant shots,
Lorraine

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iancam  6 England
3 Apr 2009 - 5:21 AM

Excellent macros Carol
Ian

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susanbarton
3 Apr 2009 - 8:17 AM

WOW I'm scared! great shot

Susan

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TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2009 - 9:08 AM

Superb macro work here, Carol. Well done.
Terry

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3 Apr 2009 - 9:57 AM

Stunning macro shot. Excellent detail, colour and composition.
Steve.

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2009 - 10:34 AM

Gulp ! Glad it's a neighbor of yours Carol.
Those fangs look dangerous,,
The detail is amazing Carol,all four are fanyastic,
Just back from another look LARGE,possibly cute in one and two but 3 and 4,,
No thanks,,
Aidan,,

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2009 - 11:05 AM

4 cracking close ups Carol, superb detail/color,
Geoff.

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Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2009 - 1:31 PM

Looks to me as if it could be a Textrix species.
Brian

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teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2009 - 2:34 PM

Simply superb Carol - what a wonderful creature, captured in all its weird glory. Love the action in V3 - he is really creeping along!!
Sylvia

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XxPaulxX  8256 forum posts England
3 Apr 2009 - 3:54 PM

Stunning macros! V3 definately my fav. He looks like he's smiling in V1 to me, but that might just be me being daft as usual Grin

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microchip  7 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2009 - 6:43 PM

Wow Carol some of the best spider shots I have seen, all are superb in their own way,the detail is wonderful ...Orrible fings best to leaf them alone,Smile
Alan

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betts  6 England
3 Apr 2009 - 6:58 PM

Excellent Carol, but to much stunning detail, what a beast.
betts

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jocneilson
3 Apr 2009 - 8:07 PM

Well spotted. Gingerly taken get me. Click yours JOC..

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dorset_mum
3 Apr 2009 - 8:44 PM

Great set of images of an ugly spider. I hope I never get to see one like this. Well done for taking them, I would have got as far away as I could.
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ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2009 - 9:32 PM

Superb shot and what a fantastic wee beastie - amazing eye contact (should that be eyes contact) - I think it is a Mouse Spider - which certainly would have given you or your dog a very painful bite that would have probably needed medical attention but also I think these guys are very laid back and not at all feisty- I don't think it is a Black Widow though.

Best wishes

Robert

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IFIMAGE  6143 forum posts Wales
4 Apr 2009 - 4:47 AM


Quote: EXCELLENT pictures of one of the scariest things I've seen in a long time (barring my missus)

Brave man!! lol

Lol

Great set I think he would have seen the underside of my Size 10 shoe!!

Ian..

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m3lem
m3lem  8 England
4 Apr 2009 - 3:46 PM

Aamzing shots,
Andrea

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avocet
avocet  7
4 Apr 2009 - 5:36 PM

Bet this has scared a few people! Great close up. Going to Costa Rica in a few days' time. Hope I can get one as good as this!

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f8  119169 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2009 - 9:41 PM

Pity you did'nt get an object to give it scale Carol, It seems too big to be an indiginous species of spider.
By your description and the pics it could be a Tick, a sheep tick.
Still your capture is very good and worthy of the clicks.

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brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 12:55 PM

Somehow unnatural - but for me this doesn't look as scary as some other specimen (the small eyes perhaps?) - but, to be honest - even so I would not have dared to get that close! Excellent quality, sharp and great pov! Eye to eye so to say!
Hope you have a nice Sunday,
Johanna

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 8:50 PM

Superb captures carol,V3 for me....................

Tony.

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2009 - 12:28 PM

A brilliant set of macro shots Carol, he certainly is a frightening looking beast who would terrify any arachnophobes on epz, in fact he's the scariest creature i've seen since epzer Bunbeam! lol

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2013 - 11:57 PM

Very very cool Carol.
Love this set,

Aidan,,

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