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  1. Paul Iddon

    Soon be time for more insects - in the meantime....

    ... here is a spider in my outhouse/shed.... Paul.
  2. P

    Small Tarantula

  3. Asher Kelman

    The SPIDER THREAD - post your spiders here.

    I have asked Paul Iddon to curate a collection on “Spiders”! Asher
  4. Paul Iddon

    Jumping spider returned

    She appeared again, the zebra jumper - though it may be a different one to the others I've seen this summer... they look very similar to each other, but remain gorgeous! Paul.
  5. Paul Iddon

    A lovely spider.

    Strolling around the garden tonight. Paul.
  6. Paul Iddon

    This is my home. Do not trespass...

    I live here... Paul.
  7. Paul Iddon

    Look who came to play...

    Didn't play for long before scurrying back behind the fence slats... Paul.
  8. Paul Iddon

    Tetragnatha extensa (long-jawed Orb weaver spider).

    I think it is Tetragnatha extensa anyway... A stretch spider. Order: Arachnida: Araneae - family: Tetragnathidae All the Tetragnatha species are stretch spiders and they adopt the habit of stretching their legs out in front and behind to produce a stick like effect and can be very difficult to...
  9. Paul Iddon

    On a nail...

    Rusty nail, rusty looking spider... :) Paul.
  10. Paul Iddon

    I do like spiders

    This is a male common giant house spider (Latin names Tegenaria gigantea, or more recently Eratigena duellica) - not fully grown but getting there. I moved him onto a more conducive background rather than the carpet in the living room, but he didn't mind one bit! Paul.
  11. Tom dinning

    Ain’t no friend of mine.

    The funnel web spider is a family of arachnids known as Atracidae. They are mostly found along the east coast of Australia and have a bad but well deserved reputation. There’s nothing funny about having one of the suckers hurl itself at you from a hole in the ground or an overhanging branch...
  12. P

    It's A Wrap

  13. Tom dinning

    New babies on the way.

    Something simple in B&W, separate from and colour. I often come across spider egg clusters. This one was about to hatch indicated by the black bit sticking out. I went back an hour later and everything had gone except a few scraps and a couple of dead babies. I can now imagine that the house is...
  14. Dr Klaus Schmitt

    Spiderwebs reflect UV to attract prey

    left human vision, right reflected UV
  15. L

    Spider on a Wire

    Lee Tracy: Spider & The Rain Drop A very small spider becomes translucent as the light shines through its body. The rain still hanging on the fence poses a considerable barrier to its progress. Its method of dealing with the drops was fascinating (and impossible to capture) - it would probe...
  16. M

    Soft Walk

    Sometimes you are taking a picture and the subject changes to something more interesting! Soft Walk ©Maggie Terlecki
  17. B

    Spider holster versus Cotton Carry Lite

    I have a Canon 5DmkII. Most of the time I have a 24-70mm on it but I also use my 70-200mm f2.8. I like to walk around and take shots. Sometimes I will carry 1-2 other lenses in a shoulder bag. Other times I will carry a tripod as well (not that often). I discovered Black rapid straps about...