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Three months of stalking and finally....

The money shot! I tried all summer to get her picture,
she would gather up her web and hide when I got too
close. She is about 4 inches over all, body is about
1 1/2" and harmless! Unlike most females!

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post #2 of 12 Old 10-14-2008, 11:46 AM
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Great shot. I see you are using a Fuji s1000? I use an s7000 :}:}
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Great shot. I see you are using a Fuji s1000? I use an s7000 :}:}
Thanks, As a professional photographer for nearly
forty years and carrying 40+lbs of gear all over the
world, the new digital cameras are a God send.
The little Fuji does everything the big bag of stuff
did only better and cheaper. I had almost 400 shots
before I replaced the original batteries.

I still have the bag of gear, and it is worth about
$10! I have a complete B&W and color darkroom
setup, it is worth $0!

This is my second Fuji, first was a 210 Finepic!
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What kind of spider is it?

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What kind of spider is it?
Sorry 'bout that!

They are so interesting, very smart. She acts "bad" but
it is a bluff. She thinks I am going to steal her web.
She lives in a large cedar at the back corner of the
yard.

I think my pictures are better..

http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ec...ow_argiope.htm
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I frequently see these around the edges of the Eglin AFB golf course.

I DO NOT LIKE ANY SPIDERS, FRIENDLY OR OTHERWISE. I was down in the cramped engine room of my boat a few weeks ago, lying across both engines working on the blower motor. I looked back at the edge of the hatch and there was a black widow, FEMALE. I tore a shirt getting out of there.

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I frequently see these around the edges of the Eglin AFB golf course.

I DO NOT LIKE ANY SPIDERS, FRIENDLY OR OTHERWISE. I was down in the cramped engine room of my boat a few weeks ago, lying across both engines working on the blower motor. I looked back at the edge of the hatch and there was a black widow, FEMALE. I tore a shirt getting out of there.

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If you saw a Blackwidow on your boat, you need
to do some looking, they love rotten wood.
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If you saw a Blackwidow on your boat, you need
to do some looking, they love rotten wood.
It is a 1999 Pursuit 3000. The only wood that I know of on that boat is the interior. Well, a little bit up under the gunnels like where I was fastening the blower motor. Pursuit is very particular about using as little wood as possible.

I think that this lady just found herself onboard by accident.

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Great picture! We always called them a golden orb spider. Not sure if that is right or not. Used to be all over when I was a kid but I don't see them nearly as much anymore. My older brother ran through a giant web of one when he was trying to scare me and a friend during a campout many many years ago. Still makes me laugh thinking about it to this day.

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Thanks, As a professional photographer for nearly
forty years and carrying 40+lbs of gear all over the
world, the new digital cameras are a God send.
The little Fuji does everything the big bag of stuff
did only better and cheaper. I had almost 400 shots
before I replaced the original batteries.

I still have the bag of gear, and it is worth about
$10! I have a complete B&W and color darkroom
setup, it is worth $0!

This is my second Fuji, first was a 210 Finepic!
Digital cameras are a blessing for amateurs like myself as well. I take so many more pictures now, mostly of nature just like this one, than I used to with my old camera.
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Great picture, BHOFM. I spend alot of time and money on digital SLR equipment, but---wow!!---what some of the point-and-shoot rigs will do now amazes me.

You're never more than 10 feet from a spider, anywhere in the world. Can you believe that? (my wife loves it when I recite that little tidbit of information....)

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Great shot. We call them Bannana siders but there real name is Argiope aurantia. They are commonly called Black and Yellow Garden Spider and are a large common spider. Their bites cause pain, small open wounds, and symptoms suggestive of a neurotoxin, but they are probably not seriouly dangerous. Garden spiders are members of the orb-weaver family containing about 3,500 species. Only about 180 species accur in the United States. The above information came out of a book called "A golden guide Venomous Animals" copyrite date of 1989. I have most of the set.

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