Spidey ;)

Discussion in 'Nature Photography' started by CDN_Bulldog, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. CDN_Bulldog

    CDN_Bulldog Member

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    Little to soft in focus but stuck using the package canon efs 18-55 lens until I stop buying shooting stuff or my kids get bigger ;)
     
  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Man, you got close! What kind of spider, I wonder.
     

  3. CDN_Bulldog

    CDN_Bulldog Member

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    North American Banana Spider.

    It's about the size of a half dollar.
     
  4. LewisH

    LewisH Well-Known Member

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    Ha! That's a plain old Golden Garden Spider...very large, very docile and very common in the midwest. They're good friends for any gardener.
     
  5. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Always had them in the garden in PA.

    Always called them banana spiders.
     
  6. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Here is a pic of a spider I found this fall (my first real Macro try with the new camera , Canon 30D)
    Depth of field is tricky, isn't it?


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    AJ
     
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  7. dwm

    dwm Well-Known Member

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    I love this thread, when I was hunting the National forest in Texas I used to run into the darnedest spiders. I wish I had taken some good pictures to show here.

    Keepem comin ...
     
  8. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Evil Evil thread!!!!!!!!!:D:D

    Spiders give me the creeps!!!!! truly awesome animals and i am very interested in them but they just send the wrong chill up my spine!!

    great pics guys, pretty cool lookin
     
  9. hawkshaw59

    hawkshaw59 Well-Known Member

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    We always called them Writing Spiders because the make the wide zigzag part in the center of their web.
     
  10. stxhunter

    stxhunter Well-Known Member

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    i run into the darnedest spiders early in the morning before the sun comes up and i walk into there webs going to my blind. creeps out my son but does'nt bother my because there the harmless variety
     
  11. craigp40

    craigp40 Well-Known Member

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    We called them Banana Spiders as well. I remember growing up I would catch grasshoppers and throw them into the Banana Spider's web just to watch him do his thing. We fed a few all summer long and they were huge by the time fall arrived. We started out with small grasshoppers at first, but moved to the large flying grasshoppers once the spider could handle them.