There's a Moth thread and one for Insects, so I thought maybe one for our Arachnid friends. If there's already a live thread out there, my apologies...
I have plenty of these spiders in the garden, mainly in the hedges. Cross Spider I believe. It wasn't too happy with the camera!
Phew!!!! That's enormous!!!! and I have to say I have a bone to pick with spiders. I thought I would leave a few around the house to catch the flies, but no, all they do is eat each other, even the small ones lie in wait, I stood and watched this little thing heading towards another and blow me it was wrapped up in a parcel and disposed of in no time!!!
Great close up Wendy, smiley face as well:-)
As long as I don't get asked to move out whilst place is fumigated!! Lol
brilliant close up Wendy - just in time for Halloween in a couple of weeks lol
Current villain of the peace in rather fetching balletic pose on garden water butt ... love that 'face', touch of the 'Death's-head HM' Lol
She's a beaut. Glad she is over there!!!!!!
One from the States.
OOoo-er I don't know why but I was reading up recently about raft spiders, they can be pretty big, do some of them eat fish? Don't believe I would be brave enough to get close enough for a good photo like that one Alan.
That's an impressive looking critter. I've no idea what focus bracketing is but it produces an interesting effect
If you look at it full screen you can probably tell I haven't vacuumed the stairs. Mind you, you don't need full screen for that!
Mike: if I want scale I tend to use a coin as I tend to have one handy and the size is well known, but I don't like doing it unless I must because it generally ruins the photo.
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