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I like spiders. I understand people who are scared of them but they fascinate me, the way they build their web, the way they hunt, kill the prey and store them.

Here are some lovely ones I encountered when travelling in Vietnam.

This is a wolf spider (I think) taken in the ruins of My Son about an hour ride on a motorbike from Hoi An. (Have a look at my PF to find out about those places and see some photos of various places/people in Vietnam)

f13 1/60th zoom at 70mm flash at 1/8th of power

Hoping you like them too. Have a very good night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sleep tight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mind the spiders donít bite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tags: Close-up and macro Jungle Landscape and travel My son Wildlife and nature Quang nam province Duy phu Duy xuyen district Central vietnam

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windrider86 12 38
2 Aug 2008 7:31PM
amazing how something can be so scary but yet so beautiful at the same time

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Bob_V 11 1 2 United States
2 Aug 2008 7:34PM
What superb spider shots, large is fantastic on all of these.
cjl47 11 5 3 England
2 Aug 2008 7:41PM
Great presentation.
Mounters 12 85 2 England
2 Aug 2008 7:47PM
Great series, you are a braver man than I. I dont mind spiders but I can't stand anything that might kill me!
lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
2 Aug 2008 8:15PM
Creepy but fascinating set
challicew 11 1 1 South Africa
2 Aug 2008 8:30PM
Superb photography!
whiteswan01 11 13 England
2 Aug 2008 9:32PM
excellent plenty to see well captured
Hop-A-Long 12 52 1 England
2 Aug 2008 9:58PM
Excellent shot. Good detail.
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
3 Aug 2008 12:37AM
Superb images, Jean-Noel. Carol
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
3 Aug 2008 12:49AM
I like em all JNC. Excellent shots of the great engineering masters. The web is stronger that metals, according by size. Our engineers continue to formulate the same kind of strength as the strength of the spider's web.
Nabs 11 India
3 Aug 2008 4:54AM
Nature revealed. Great work
3 Aug 2008 8:28AM
Excellent series of these stunning creatures..

Nikki !
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2060 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2008 9:40AM
V1 is fabulous, detail upon detail. But if you don't mind I'm passing on the Large view option...
GrahamBaines 12 39 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2008 10:18AM
Nicely caught, don;t they deep fry spiders in Cambodia?

norton 15 6 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2008 12:03PM
Great set of images JNC,well captured...............

Brilane 13 5 12 Wales
3 Aug 2008 3:02PM
Lovely shots, beauty but in a macabre way, lol.
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
3 Aug 2008 3:18PM
All great shots, a lovely selection here.
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
3 Aug 2008 5:33PM
I agree about spiders

It's great many people appreciate spiders. They're so captivating. JNC
JudeC 12 6 3 England
5 Aug 2008 7:23AM
Superb photography - Jude.
vickyf 13 8 8 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 5:10PM
Beautiful, delicate series and what a good advertisement for the much maligned spider! All fabulous shots, but like V1 best.
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
9 Aug 2008 2:28PM
These spiders look very similar to ones I have encountered-- Good Eyes!


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imagio 12 12 1 England
9 Aug 2008 2:41PM
Nightmare to me, don't like spiders or bugs, great shots tho

Gezina 12 3 6 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2008 2:52PM
A lovely selection of shots JNC I dont mind them in the UK but not overkeen on the SA ones Ina
11 Aug 2008 9:02PM
A lovely series of images. Sylvia
dianah 12 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2008 10:42AM
Cobwebs aren't my favourite but great shots especially the last one.
Hebe 11 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 9:35PM
Super scary but brilliant images.
Exellent 5 good shots.
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2008 9:55PM
By contrast I don't like spiders, but I really do like v1. The spider seems rather dainty and delicate and that helps me feel slightly safer!!!
However I love the web and the water drops.

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