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Spider War!
Spider War!
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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Sony DSC-S85
Location: Texas
Date: Mar 10, 2009
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1000
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

A black widow and a wolf spider fighting for their lives! No wolf spiders are not red. Both spiders were in my cabin at my hunting lease. The widow was sprayed with poison, the red one a couple of weeks before with red paint. I know it wasn't poisonous, but it was over my bed in my tiny cabin and gave me the heebie jeebies. When I came back the spider with red paint was still there and alive. I could not believe it. So I sprayed him with poison and he died. When I went to get his body the widow dropped down from the rafters almost on my hand. I poisoned her, and then took both dead spiders outside and posed them as you see. Trickey yes, mean no. I am not mean, I like spiders and normally don't kill them. But when they are practically in my bed, good bye spidey. ;o(

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Votes: 503
Comments: 54
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02/27/2011 05:52:01 PM
You could have done a lot more in post processing to make this more interesting.
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03/17/2009 11:39:18 PM
Seeing 2 spiders fight can be interesting, but then this photo does not have much to hold my attention
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03/17/2009 09:57:49 PM
Interesting and DOF is good.
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03/17/2009 09:35:14 PM
Interesting capture!
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03/17/2009 12:39:12 PM
Conflict at the macro level ...
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03/17/2009 11:00:35 AM
I got $10 on the red spider... those red devils are tough :)
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03/17/2009 10:58:37 AM
Oh my gosh this is so creepy! I've never seen spiders that look like this before.
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03/17/2009 10:50:55 AM
very cool shot...
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03/17/2009 10:38:05 AM
Whoa, are those real spiders? They look spraypainted they're so solidly one color. Still, it certainly evokes a visceral reaction.
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03/16/2009 10:56:40 PM
That is one crazy red spider! It would be great to see that guy really close up.
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03/16/2009 05:59:19 PM
omg that's a wild capture. what kind of spiders? and who won?
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03/16/2009 12:54:17 PM
is that legit? its freaky as hell if it is:/
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03/16/2009 04:54:15 AM
Needs to be a little sharper.
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03/16/2009 03:35:05 AM
Well captured and presented.
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03/15/2009 10:02:13 PM
Looks like red ant vs. black widow. Great shot. Nice colors. Nice capture of the glossiness of the black widow.
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03/15/2009 08:32:44 PM
Like an accident, I can't look away.
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03/15/2009 03:08:13 PM
too bad the light it so flat
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03/15/2009 11:57:22 AM
Interesting shot but focus and composition could have been better
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03/15/2009 08:26:23 AM
Does not look real to me. Am I wrong ?
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03/15/2009 06:53:02 AM
I love spider wars. Looks like you have 2 different species here.
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03/15/2009 06:04:45 AM
are these real??
oh my!


scary!


:D brano
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03/15/2009 05:53:56 AM
Nasty view, but nice photo. Black and red matches good together.
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03/14/2009 09:34:55 PM
COOL shot!
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03/14/2009 07:35:39 PM
Great capture!
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03/14/2009 06:16:01 PM
More spiders!!!!! Quite dramatic.
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03/14/2009 10:25:11 AM
funky shot! I'd be curious to see what it looked like at their level (laying down and taking the shot) I wonder if it would bring out their legs more...
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03/13/2009 10:41:51 PM
spiders.
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03/13/2009 09:33:41 PM
Some peoples doesn't likes spyders. Can't tell if they are real or not. Nicely shot.
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03/13/2009 07:18:47 PM
My money's on the black one - she's bigger... Cool capture. I guess it was just one of those "oh crap get the camera" moments?
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03/13/2009 03:14:11 PM
eew! What kind of spider is that? (not one I ever want to come across).
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03/13/2009 03:11:46 PM
Amazing shot, a moment well captured.
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03/13/2009 01:06:34 PM
wow ... which spider won?
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03/13/2009 11:39:47 AM
unusual and different
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03/13/2009 12:42:46 AM
I hate to look at spiders and here you make me look at two, fighting no less!!
Seems like a good shot from what I can make out through my squinted eyes!
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03/12/2009 10:36:37 PM
I hope you are using a telephoto...hmmm this is not my cup of tea...should be in sharp focus..
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03/12/2009 09:45:19 PM
Oh, cool! (Who won?)
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03/12/2009 08:48:12 PM
Interesting subject matter. Good detail.
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03/12/2009 07:14:48 PM
whow, interesting the way they are interacting and the differences in color
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03/12/2009 03:44:43 PM
fun and creative
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03/12/2009 03:41:41 PM
whoa that is cool! They look huge
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03/12/2009 02:52:22 PM
Ohh. Good timing.
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03/12/2009 12:29:11 PM
Nice capture, those spiders look huge!
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03/12/2009 11:27:42 AM
Scale in not so important when it is life or death.
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03/12/2009 08:11:46 AM
Thats a very red spider!
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03/12/2009 04:49:05 AM
are these real? never seen a red spider like this.
Image lacks a bit of definition
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03/12/2009 02:27:51 AM
something different
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03/12/2009 12:52:28 AM
well composed image, but the details are lost in the black spider, if you were going for the creep effect.... you have achieved it.
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03/12/2009 12:44:21 AM
I can't tell if they are real or not, great job making me try to figure it out.
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03/11/2009 11:26:20 PM
Nasty. I don't recall ever coming across a red spider.
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03/11/2009 09:42:53 PM
AARRRGGGHHHH! 5
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03/11/2009 04:27:30 PM
The subject is very interesting , but not so photogenic.
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03/11/2009 09:05:18 AM
Wow, they look mean!
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03/11/2009 08:26:14 AM
crazy!
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03/11/2009 08:03:12 AM
I think ther is a litle bit to much color.7
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