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    Posted: 22 July 2008 at 00:52


Trapdoor spider again...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2008 at 06:58
^how big is that thing?

The boys found a spider on the ceiling last night and I soon realized that the poor thing is missing 2 legs on his right side.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2008 at 08:42
Originally posted by dogears dogears wrote:

^how big is that thing?


Pretty big, the photo has only been cropped to a 5:4 ratio. YTou wouldn't want the girl chewing on your fingers...or leg.


The boys found a spider on the ceiling last night and I soon realized that the poor thing is missing 2 legs on his right side.


Nice- alas the poor guy is an adventuring male, looking for love and prepared to risk it all. Even a few legs. It can be quite dangerous being a male spider. Even if you avoid predation in your search, you also need the female to be in a loving-yet-not-cannibalistic mood. Not easy for a group of animals that are exclusively carnivorous.

It looks a bit like a Sparassid fwiw
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2008 at 09:46
Nice start for this fresh thread!

Here are several pic of a spider found last week (almost decided to use it for July Fever, but decided otherwise)







Not sure what it is...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2008 at 10:11
Great shots (AGAIN) -- with an unusual background. Looks like peppers.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2008 at 10:13
Thanks Cameron, it is actually Campsis Grandiflora flowers and buds.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2008 at 10:24
@dd001, this is a running crab spider of the genus Philodromus.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2008 at 12:49
Thanks Michael for the identification!

Here is a true bug (right?), crawling out of a gladiolus flower:

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2008 at 13:28
As I said above.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2008 at 14:33

A700 + Minolta 100/2.8 D + o/b flash
1/125s f/8.0 at 100.0mm iso250

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2008 at 14:47
Star Wars for bugs?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2008 at 17:54
Dumont, that is a facinating shot. Is it a cicad or a leaf hoper bug? I have never seen one in blue before too. Is that perhaps because it will change colour when it dries/

David, i can always tell your shots, the lighting is always so good, great shots.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2008 at 18:03
Dumont: amazing shot and bug, do you have other pics of it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2008 at 18:32
Thanks guys. Yes, it's a Cicada. It was the first time I ever was able to see one coming out of it's "shell". Until now I would only see the empty ones or an occasional dead adult. In order to see them alive (unless you go to a place where they come out in the thousands) you would have to climb a tree.

Here are a few more. If I had more time I would have grabbed my ring flash as well as waited for it to come out fully and expand it's wings, but it was late and very hot. Plus it was upside down and once it was out it would have fallen down into the dark grass behind my fence. I cheated by rotating the pic's in post processing ;-)

1/125s f/8.0 at 100.0mm iso250


1/125s f/8.0 at 100.0mm iso250


1/125s f/8.0 at 100.0mm iso250
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