Friday, April 17, 2009

Picture Perfect ~ Up Close and Personal ~

Beware All those who suffer from the fear of spiders.

Arachnophobia.

Our Garden Hunstman Spider below, made its home deep within these funnel type plants. I had to find him with the help of my sister because he resides there in her back yard. Once we located him, it was patience needed by us both as we waited for him to come closer to my camera. Below is the result. As close as I was willing to get to our hairy legged friend.

Picture Perfect Tour Here.

 

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64 comments:

  1. LMAO..........spider silly...focal plane is perfectly clear...........

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  2. LOL wheww!!!. Thought I was getting tired and fuzzy eyed LOL Thanks Dana.

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  3. *shudders* I'm not exactly afraid of spiders, but I can't say I enjoy their company either! LOL!

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  4. Did you know they say that the Daddy Long Legs ISN'T a spider? That's what I've heard! It doesn't have the requisite number of legs, for one thing!

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  5. Photographing this?
    Camera shake absent, focus spot on, subject dangerous?
    You have blood of ice Milli.
    Do you? lol

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  6. Kitty you know what I just looked up the daddy long legs spider and now I think this is a huntsman spider. I did not pick him up and look over his body. LOL However I feel that he is a huntsman and will have to check with my sis in the morning. Anyway whatever it is..It is certainly a spider LOL. We grow em big down here.

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  7. and the Grand daddy has the most poisonous venom of all spiders...just not enough to kill a human

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  8. I am becoming.....Arachnophobic...thanks Dana.

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  9. Stupid Bill plain Stupid thats me.

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  10. no problem 'D'..glad to help.....they can crawl on me all day....I just freek when I walk into the webs...go figure~~~

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  11. You have the lure of the Lens.lol

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  12. I have a link for the Aussie Hunstman here and see what you thhink?..http://australian-insects.com/huntsman-spider.php

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  13. Bill I did take some pretty flower macros too. That was pleasant!

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  14. Looks more hairy than yours
    Mind you, It wouldn't surprised me if you shaved him first. lol

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  15. Went to that site...still shuddering!

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  16. LOL... shaved..LOL ....nah Bill around these parts we use sideburn cutters...

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  17. Got to agree with you Teri just a tad disturbing nature can be sometimes. But this one fits the description. I Will ask my sis in the morn she knows all the creatures living in her back garden. LOL She is on good terms with them all too.

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  18. Did you see the movieARACNOPHOBIA??
    if you did, can you remember the brown spiders with the black faces?
    In the movie, they were portrayed as extremely venomous...but in reality, they're the only known spider, without a poison sac.....
    they are actually a Avondale spider, from New Zealand,,,, my nephew and his friends were paid a dollar for every one they could catch....
    Just to make that movie........

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  19. cool shot

    ://starfishred.multiply.com/journal/item/1278

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  20. great angle milli!!! i love the way the leaves are curled and the spider is in the center... and eeeoooww i can see clearly the hairs on his feet eeeooww!! lol

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  21. Beautiful pic Milli, and thanks for the visit

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  22. whoa! just whoa! speechless...

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  23. I don't think I would have gotten much closer to him either! Fantastic shot!
    http://joanne7111.multiply.com/journal/item/252

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  24. Nice job and well worth the wait. To see my Up Close and Personal titled: We Need to Have a Man to Man Talk: http://mrsrh.multiply.com/journal/item/166

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  25. I do not think I would ever be enough patient to wait for a spider... anyway, nice shot, Milli!
    http://belita747.multiply.com/journal/item/636/PICTURE_PERFECT_UP_CLOSE_PERSONAL

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  26. O O nasty Millie! LOL Yucky! How could you get that close? No not me! LOL

    Empress C's PP!

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  27. hey Milli - what a great photo such a brave girl you are too!! Looks like a huntsman to me or something very similar. I really like not onluy the spider but looking into it's spiky home - Love this!
    http://cleaunz.multiply.com/journal/item/83/Picture_Perfect_Friday_Up_Close_and_Personal

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  28. I admire your dedication in getting this shot!! I really like spiders, so I'd have been trying to get this shot too, if it were me :-))

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  29. i really love spiders, as long as they won't come near me.
    love your shot. sooo awesome.

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  30. there are several spiders that I do not like to be around...we have the brown recluse around these parts... and the wolf spider that JUMPS... I would not get close enough to photograph either one... ( ours get to be as big as a quarter and bigger...)

    Great photo

    http://trayne.multiply.com/journal/item/311/Picture_PerfectUp_Close_and_Personal.

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  31. What a job Peter..Now that story makes my skin tingle all over. How many dollars did they collect..I man spiders LOL.

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  32. OMG... you really really really wanted that pic didn't you? *shivers* ... thats wayyyy too up close and personal in MY books lol.

    Click here for my entry

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  33. ahhhhhhhh gotta love the old huntsman spiders. When we lived in Queensland, some were as big as my entire hand with my fingers spread apart!
    :o)

    http://donnavaughan.multiply.com/journal/item/905/Picture_Perfect_Friday-_Up_Close_Personal

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  34. Oooo... thank you very much for the warning... heehee! That is a great shot... but don't ask me to look twice. =D

    Here's my UP CLOSE & PERSONAL...

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  35. Hei Milli

    Eeeekkkk...!!!
    Fabu shot though.

    Keep so grand and safe.

    MY UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL take is in ere.

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  36. Well worth the wait for this great photo..........I used to be fearful of all creepy creatures that scurried along at a fast speed.....escpecially Huntsmen that jumped onto the floor near me when I was lying there reading................they were scary. I am still careful but my respect has grown along with my fascination.

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  37. Well worth the wait for this great photo..........I used to be fearful of all creepy creatures that scurried along at a fast speed.....escpecially Huntsmen that jumped onto the floor near me when I was lying there reading................they were scary. I am still careful but my respect has grown along with my fascination.

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  38. I used to be terrified............but I have learned to appreciate them and love them........they are so fascinating

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  39. The shot is well worth the wait...........I think a lot of our fear of these critters is because we dont spend as much time with the "scary" ones like we do with the 'cute" ones......I find them fascinating. http://valkyrie1.multiply.com/journal/item/161/Picture_Perfect....Up_Close_and_Personal

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  40. The shot is well worth the wait...........I think a lot of our fear of these critters is because we dont spend as much time with the "scary" ones like we do with the 'cute" ones......I find them fascinating. http://valkyrie1.multiply.com/journal/item/161/Picture_Perfect....Up_Close_and_Personal

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  41. The shot is well worth the wait...........I think a lot of our fear of these critters is because we dont spend as much time with the "scary" ones like we do with the 'cute" ones......I find them fascinating. http://valkyrie1.multiply.com/journal/item/161/Picture_Perfect....Up_Close_and_Personal

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  42. Hello Milli ;)
    Makes me wanna sing :"Itsy Bitsy Spider ....
    Very nice "Up Close and Personal" ... you were lucky to be able to take this shot ;)
    You can see mine here ==> http://barbiebabs.multiply.com/journal/item/35/UP_CLOSE_AND_PERSONAL
    Hugs and Kisses Babs ♥ ♥ ♥

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