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By ChiliMan
Greetings again, people!

Good grief...another long break. I reckon I was ready to start EPZing again about a couple of weeks ago but never got round to it.

Before that, I was preoccupied with my dad. He'd been warded for 11 nights for a mysterious Strep B infection. They reckon it was hospital acquired from another hospital where he was warded in April for something else. He's all fine now, but let's keep our *fingers crossed* that June sees NO ONE getting warded. And that goes for the lot of yous too Wink the meantime, I've been taking pics of this, that and the other. Here's a 'that'. A wee fellow I found in HortPark whilst trying to photograph some white butterfly ginger flowers. Funky markings, huh? Very shallow DOF, unfortunately, as it was extension tubed PLUS I'd used a wide aperture (widest on the lens for that focal length).

These are cropped, by the way. I couldn't get too near 'cos he kept running away. Gotta give him props, though: he let me get pretty close Smile

I hope you're all well and that the weather is turning summery.

And huge thanks to Lynne (LynneJoyce) and Sue (SUE118) for their precious User Awards on my last upload of the skipper Smile


PS: V2 of this upload could very well be named ‘Lunch’, don’t you think? With Simon’s permission, of course Grin

Tags: General Spider Close-up and macro Extension tube Wildlife and nature

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
3 Jun 2014 5:09PM
What an absolute darling, Andrew, three superb captures of this wee fella. Carol

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Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 5:22PM
Nice to see your arachnid friend, how Carol calls them darlings blowed if I know, if the wife was around it would a rolled up newspaper. And thwack. Great to see you
back with your usual quality pics. Look forward to more.
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barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 6:23PM
Well hullo stranger,,,,,Wink
have missed you
User_Removed 7 920 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 6:50PM
So glad your Dad is ok now, must have been a worrying time. Fab set, what great colours that spider has in his amazing techicolour coat Grin
3 Jun 2014 6:54PM
I like #1 especially Andrew. Good to have you back...

KarenFB Plus
13 5.4k 175 England
3 Jun 2014 7:09PM
Beautiful colours and markings, brilliant images!
SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 8:12PM
A lovely capture and what a body.
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 8:18PM
What a beautiful arachnid. Love them all but V2 is particularly special, closely followed by the butt shot, V3.

Looking forward to tomorrow!
SlowSong Plus
11 8.7k 30 England
3 Jun 2014 9:09PM
Aw, I love Spidey. He's so cute. Smile
JohnoP 14 2
3 Jun 2014 9:36PM
Great work! John
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
3 Jun 2014 10:16PM
He looks like a metaphid variety with a mouthful-- Superb focus here!
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 10:16PM
Good set Andrew - glad to see you back on EPZ.

mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
3 Jun 2014 11:38PM
A fine set of close ups Andrew.
Good to see you back.
And hope Dad is OK.
andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 12:19AM
brilliant set of close up's andrew fantastic detail brilliant colours and tones v2 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
4 Jun 2014 4:18AM
An excellent set Andrew. Super detail.
janlea 8 3 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 7:30AM
A wonderful set Andrew, superb detail and lovely colours Smile
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2014 5:13AM
Outstanding little creature. Beautifully captured! Grin
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
5 Jun 2014 11:30AM
V2 for me Andrew - love the eyes. oOOo Smile
AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 4:56PM
He's so cute - even cuddly! Wink
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
7 Jun 2014 3:46PM
A fabulous set of images of this cute little critter, those eyes are amazing

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