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While out on a walking safari we came across this burrow of a trapdoor spider, with a silk web to trap prey. When the spider senses a vibration it rushes out to grab the victim! We saw it briefly when our guide teased it out with a stick. An amazing part of the natural world!
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Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus E-PL2
Lens:OLYMPUS M.75-300mm F4.8-6.7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Trapdoor Spider Burrow
Username:maggietear maggietear
Uploaded:8 Dec 2012 - 12:23 AM
Tags:Burrow, Foliage, Spider web, Wildlife / nature, Zambia
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debu
debu  4 India
8 Dec 2012 - 12:36 AM

Great capture.
debu

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
8 Dec 2012 - 1:36 AM

Well spotted! Good interesting image! Grin
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
8 Dec 2012 - 3:32 AM

I know them - we have them here as well Smile A great photo Maggie Smile

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54231 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 10:11 AM

How brave to try to tease it out! I'm wondering how big they are. Smile

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 10:21 AM

Intimate Africa, little game walks Maggie.( in 40+ heat!!)
Ron.

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 11:01 AM

Nice colour and textures Maggie did you get a shot of the spider .
Rob

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 11:52 PM

a devious device... if you are a mozzie Smile
well spotted!

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