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Wed Oct 20, 2021, 11:11 AM

Not for the squeamish

You can't just walk by a perfectly good spider when you own a cool new macro lens.

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Reply Not for the squeamish (Original post)
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 2021 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2021 #1
True Dough Oct 2021 #2
Jilly_in_VA Oct 2021 #3
StarryNite Oct 2021 #4
The Jungle 1 Oct 2021 #5
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 2021 #6
The Jungle 1 Oct 2021 #7
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 2021 #9
Marcuse Oct 2021 #8
Duppers Oct 2021 #10
elleng Oct 2021 #11
ShazzieB Oct 2021 #12

Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Wed Oct 20, 2021, 11:14 AM

1. Wow, my dear Grumpy!

What an amazing photo.

I don't much care for spiders, but this one's a beauty. Love the details. Love the narrow DOF too.

Nicely done!

And thanks for the warning!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Wed Oct 20, 2021, 11:17 AM

2. Did that spider

sign a photo release?



Nice shot!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Wed Oct 20, 2021, 11:18 AM

3. Very Cool

We didn't have a "Big Mama" build a web at the corner of our house this year as in past years, maybe because of the cats or something. I miss it. They were fascinating to watch.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Wed Oct 20, 2021, 01:00 PM

4. Beautiful!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Wed Oct 20, 2021, 01:20 PM

5. How does a spider get the first strand up?

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Response to The Jungle 1 (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 20, 2021, 01:23 PM

6. They climb up high then drop down.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 20, 2021, 01:35 PM

7. My understanding was they just release the strand into the wind. Not sure.

I just like asking people that question. You get the blank stare mostly. If there is beer involved you get called names.
My new side by side has a roll cage. I was going to take it off but it catches all the spider webs. So that is why they put them on.
I saw a joke the other day and I think it was on this site. It went: I just did 20 minutes of cardio in 5 seconds. Walked into a spider web.
My wife is real afraid of them. Sometimes when you find a dead woods spider ya just have to do something with it. I don't put them on her dash board anymore though.

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Response to The Jungle 1 (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 20, 2021, 02:14 PM

9. LOL!

I'm not an arachnologist, but I think they just drop down on the end of their first strand. They anchor that one, then climb back up and do the rest.

Yes, spider are scary. We get them all over the yard this time of year. We have to carry flashlights at night to avoid the webs.

But, you can't let a good one go to waste.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Wed Oct 20, 2021, 01:37 PM

8. Nice butt. I've never seen such detail from that angle.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Wed Oct 20, 2021, 02:29 PM

10. As others have said, this is so COOL!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Wed Oct 20, 2021, 04:10 PM

11. WOW!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Thu Oct 21, 2021, 12:27 AM

12. Squeamish, ha!

I'm squeamish about some things, but not spiders, and their one has really interesting markings. Nice work!

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