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28-april. insects & incidentals. red-back spider
28-april. insects & incidentals. red-back spider

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Collection: 015 - APRIL 08. INSECTS & INCIDENTALS
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: near our back door
Date: Apr 28, 2008
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2008

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Comments: 4
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this is a red-back spider . they are very venomous and potentially deadly to the very young, old or weak .. you could end up in hospital after receiving a bite ..
greg was cleaning up some pots and came across this one .. she was extremely large for this sort of spider, being about 3.5mm or 1.5 inches including her legs .. he then went and put on gloves .. !!!
of course i risked death or excruiating pain to take her photograph, being as close as i could get with the 100mm macro .. which is probably less than 6" ... they dont jump .. !!
she is now in spider heaven ..

info on red-back spiders
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another couple of shots of the spider ..
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04/29/2008 08:06:18 AM
Scary, but ever so dam good..... What a great macro once again..... You must live on that "Fire Trail", and never home, unless it is to process your images and to sleep.....
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04/29/2008 07:36:56 AM
lovely creature, despite her deadliness...so glad she is now in a "better place" heheheh

yikes! can't imagine finding this in my things, let alone something potentially deadly!
you crack me up, the edicated photgrapher, risking life and limb..good one Rozzie!
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04/28/2008 11:19:08 PM
I really hate spiders but I can't help but look at your wonderful photos.
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04/28/2008 08:27:52 PM
scareeeeee :o
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