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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 November 2015 at 04:07
Unknown species in Japan



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 November 2015 at 07:29
Originally posted by bms44974 bms44974 wrote:

Unknown species in Japan


A very nice capture of a Nephila clavata, also known as the Jorō Spider. It is a venomous (potent, but not lethal to humans) member of the golden silk orb-weaver genus. The colors are spectacular as well as distinctive.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 November 2015 at 08:57
@usaterry: Thanks for the ID. There were lots of these on the Keio University campus where I am lecturing this week. Cheers... Brian
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 November 2015 at 01:37
Originally posted by pbcbob pbcbob wrote:

Good shot but with that big 150mm macro try to get closer. I know it is scary with spiders! Hope to see more.

Here is the very first Macro I ever took:


I used a Vivitar MC Macro 55mm f/2.8 (Komine)from the late '70s mounted on a NEX-6. In this case my lens was ~3" away from this big girl.   She is a Zoropsis Spinimana. A relatively recent import from Italy that is thriving and spreading in the San Francisco area.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 November 2015 at 03:23
Now I can look at the beast right in the eye! Keep using that shallow depth of field to your advantage by keeping in focus only what you want to highlight. Nice job.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 November 2015 at 08:57
Cyrtophora moluccensis? tent spider

 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 November 2015 at 14:05
I just read up on tent spiders and was glad to learn they did not get their name from inhabiting camper's tents. Also non-venemous.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 November 2015 at 21:34
Gray Bird Grasshopper



I see these on the same portion of my redwood fence every year - where the vegetable garden is. Hmmm...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2015 at 13:11
Closed; for the continuation go to next part.
/Michael

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