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  1. cowbert098

    cowbert098 TPF Noob!

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    I took this photo in my back yard the other day. I did some research and aparently it is a jumping spider (salticidae) with eight eyes :shock: .

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    thats sweet. Im surprised he didnt jump with you that close.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :puke: Well, the picture itself is pretty cool...but the spider...IIIIIIIIIIICK!!!!!!!!
     
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    Nice picture but um... I'm sorry.. I never want to see a spider that close again.. Ugly thing.
     
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    Very cool :) I like it a lot, nice closeup.
     
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    We have those in Wisconins? Yikes!....looks around... :shock:

    Good picture by the way...closer than I would have got!
    -Brett :)
     
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    Nice shot! And I like the spider too, I don't know why everybody gets disgusted, it's actually kindof cute.
    As to why it didn't jump, from my experience with spiders, they tend to freeze when something big gets near them. I think they probably react that way so that they don't attract attention to themselves (it's not like they can outrun you).
     
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    Hehe yup we have them in wisconsin. It doesn't look that bad when you are a normal distance away :) .

    Smart spider though it was on my mosquito magnet waiting for mosquitos.
     
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    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    great shot cowbert, you make this creepy crawlie interesting!
     
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    WOW! Totally awesome! My total dislike of spiders has nothing to do with my ability to recognize beauty--and ART.

    Rebel
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What a close close-up this is - once again it makes me wish I could get as close to little objects as this one is.

    I think it looks quite interesting, but this may also be because I am not afraid of spiders and even take them into my hands to carry them outside, once I find one in the house. Well, there are no dangerous spiders where I live so I'm perfectly safe to touch them... But any of my attempts to photograph them have so far always produced a large photo and a small spider somewhere :roll:, despite the macro function on my telephoto lense...!
     
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    Thanks for the comments!
     

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