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28-april 08. insects & incidentals. red-back desat
28-april 08. insects & incidentals. red-back desat

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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 26, 2008
Galleries: Overlays, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2008

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Comments: 3
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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 ..

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another couple of shots of the spider ..
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04/29/2008 05:50:17 PM
Oh noooooo, don't tell me spiders go to Heaven! Yikes. Are you suuuuuure????? :) Well. . . .I'm thinking in Heaven, we will learn to think they are fascinating and beautiful -- as I am getting there thru your photography even on earth :)

I'm certainly glad no one got bit, and you were able to get this wonderful photo :)

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04/29/2008 08:09:46 AM
Stop scaring me ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Roz, and go back to taking images of my favorite dragon flies.....
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04/28/2008 10:29:56 PM
The ULTIMATE Australian fear - My children will LOVE these - can't wait for them to get back from school!
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