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« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2010, 11:08:07 AM »
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Okay, spiders are arachnids, not insects, but since we don't have a general 'arthropods' category I thought I'd stick these in here.

Been seeing a lot of cross orbweavers lately (also called diadem spiders or European garden spiders).  The first two images show a little lady that's a little over 2" (5 cm) with legs.

One of the interesting things about cross orbweavers is that they have a tendency to run and hide when their webs are disturbed.  The third image shows one doing just that, hiding on a rosebush.  And no, I wouldn't have seen her if I hadn't seen her move.  The last one is a panel showing her unwinding herself after deciding the coast was clear.

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« Reply #41 on: September 22, 2010, 11:24:06 AM »
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Okay, the forum software keeps uploading the last one as an empty file, so here it is on Flickr:


To view the file larger, click here: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/5015211452_5f447e7ae2_o.jpg

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« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2010, 11:12:05 PM »
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Huge spiders these Mike. Even birds fall prey to them.
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« Reply #43 on: September 24, 2010, 12:10:51 AM »
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Not too sure what larvea this is- I suspect it might possibly be from the Tiger moth ( Arctiidae) family.
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« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2010, 10:39:31 AM »
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Beautiful critter, what ever he grows up to be!
Very nice shot, great detail and color.
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« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2010, 01:34:03 PM »
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I have a Poinsettia tree in the garden. The amount and variety of insects that visit the flowers in winter when they bloom is fascinating, all and sundry visit. It seems that the nectar is some kind of drug as even wasps and hornets fight over the flowers.
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« Reply #46 on: September 27, 2010, 06:09:03 PM »
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WOW, super detail and great color.  Great shot.
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« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2010, 11:34:30 AM »
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Thanks Dave.
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« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2010, 01:56:47 PM »
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Southeastern Lubber Grasshopper on Swamp Lilly


Nice shot!
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« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2010, 02:12:19 PM »
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Hey Mike, since you dragged spiders into this ... here are a couple Crab Spiders ...



Goldenrod Crab Spider



White-Banded Crab Spider


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« Reply #50 on: September 28, 2010, 02:19:23 PM »
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Halloween Pennant cooling off.
Nikon D700 with Sigma 150-500 and Sigma 1.4 teleconverter. Shot handheld at 1/160 sec at 500mm...that optical stabilization stuff is magic.



Superb shot!

Funny thing is, I got an almost identical shot (of the same species of dragonfly no less) a couple of weeks ago ...



Dragon Acrobatics



Another Angle ...


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« Reply #51 on: September 29, 2010, 11:30:56 AM »
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Beautiful shots Jack,
What macro setup are you using?

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« Reply #52 on: September 29, 2010, 12:33:34 PM »
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Nikon D700 with Sigma 150-500 and Sigma 1.4 teleconverter total focal length 700mm 1/160second
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« Reply #53 on: September 29, 2010, 02:05:33 PM »
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You guys with your trained dragonfly models are too much! Please keep 'em coming.

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« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2010, 02:24:27 PM »
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A Golden Winged Skimmer
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« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2010, 02:33:34 PM »
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Dragon flies don't live too long, appears that the wings go first.

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« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2010, 04:56:19 PM »
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Some great shots, folks.  BTW, Jack, did you know that crab spiders get their colouring from the foods they eat?

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« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2010, 08:06:24 PM »
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So what happened to the DOF in this image Jack?  Smiley Smiley







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« Reply #58 on: September 29, 2010, 08:08:10 PM »
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Beautiful shots Jack,
What macro setup are you using?
Dave


Thank you.

I am using a Canon 7D and the Canon 100mm f/2.8L macro.

Nice additional shots also Smiley

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« Reply #59 on: September 29, 2010, 08:09:28 PM »
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You guys with your trained dragonfly models are too much! Please keep 'em coming.
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