Black Widow

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  1. NateS

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    I took this picture of a Northern Black Widow the other day. It was sitting about six inches from me on the door sil while I was painting the trim...*Yikes*. IT's a little blury which just proves that I need to get a macro lens so I can get some closer/cleaner pics.

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    No need to get any closer, that looks very scary just as it is....

    Are these spiders common in your parts?
     
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    Yeah, they're very common actually. What's funny is, in the 25 years I lived here, this was the first one I've seen. They usually stay in cool dark places so you rarely see them. Very poisoness though. I could have gotten a better shot if I had set up the tripod, but I was a little freaked, with my baby in his swing 5 feet away.
     
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    YUCK!!!!!! They are nasty I'm scared to death of spiders. What lens did you shoot with? If you have a 24-105 the macro in it works great
     
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    eeeeeek! i hate spiders. hope u didnt kill it tho!
     
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    I killed it, but it would have died anyway. We get the house sprayed every 6 months so it was doomed regardless.

    I'm just shooting with a Canon A620. I want to learn all I can with this camera before stepping up to a DSLR. Plus I'm broke with an 8 week old baby at home. I'm looking at getting the adapter tube for my camera with a Macro lens.
     
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