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Uhmmm....may have to rethink my approach of laying down in the leaves to shoot a mushroom

Discussion in 'Nature' started by roundball, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Canon FDn 200/4.0 Macro lens, NEX-7, Manual Mode, Daylight WB, Spot Metering, ISO100, 1/80, F9.5


     
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  2. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    They don't bite . . . at least not fatally so. :D

    Tony
     
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  3. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    Holy crap! That is a big sucker!

    Nice shot though. :)
     
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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Coming across that suddenly will leave a stain in your underwear. ;-)
     
  5. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2013
    oh boy....awesome pic but what a nightmare!
     
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  6. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2013
    Wisconsin, USA
    Suzanne
    We call those Minnesota tarantulas when we are up at our cabin in the summer. ;) There are some monsters up there. Only my 7yr old was brave enough to touch one. All the adults screamed when she did.
     
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  7. MizOre

    MizOre TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 18, 2014
    Nicaragua
    Wolf spider, I think. Nice shot.
     
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  8. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2013
    Wisconsin, USA
    Suzanne
    Ours are fishing spiders in MN. Some wolf spiders too I'm sure. But the big daddies are fishing spiders
     
  9. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Yes, Wolf Spider, thanks...love my Canon FDn 200 Macro lens
     
  10. demiro

    demiro TalkEmount Regular

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    Mar 2, 2012
    hopefully those are really small leaves....

    where do you live roundball? wondering if I should be on the lookout for such beasts in central PA.
     
  11. demiro

    demiro TalkEmount Regular

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    Mar 2, 2012
    Yeah, but they could steal your camera.
     
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  12. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Nah, you ever see how s l o w l y they move? You could squish 'em before they got away. ;)
     
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  13. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Regular leaves...they don't build webs to catch prey, they hunt prey.

    Here's the info about their venom: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_spider#Venom
     
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  14. shotupdave

    shotupdave TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 22, 2014
    Torrance, CA
    Dave
    We have tarantulas like that around my house in Santa Fe, NM, along with the owls, coyotes, and snakes. I actually want them around, they can take care some of the rodent problem
     
  15. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Natives of the Congo claim there are spiders there that grow over five feet across, and feed on small deer and the occasional wandering villager. Think about that. ;)

    Tony
     
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  16. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
  17. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    Those hand sized tarantula's are big enough for me thanks ;D
     
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  18. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Especially when they're only about 1mm thick. ;)
     
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  19. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA