I spotted this somewhat large but beautiful spider lurking on the ceiling in my front porch, and thought he would make an ideal subject for the camera. Being almost the size of the palm of my hand, though, I decided to capture him under a glass, on a sheet of paper, where he agreed to sit still for a couple of very quick grab shots before he tried to make his escape into the lounge. I encouraged him onto a stick, hoping to get some outdoor shots of him, but after just one click, he made a dash for my hand, which I was not prepared to accept, so I quickly deposited him onto a geranium outside the front door. I am not normally against handling spiders, but this chappie was just too large for comfort! V.3 is the attempted outdoor image, using the balcony wall as a backdrop, not a good image because my eye was more on the spider than what was in the viewfinder!
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