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Great Spider Photos - 2006

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2006

22 October, 2006:

 

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29 September, 2006:
Here's a couple of spider pics for you and your site.  Joe Hollner.
What great shots, notice how her abdomen is about half its original size once she has inserted the egg into the sac. Click for a larger photo. 
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16 September, 2006:
Glen, I managed to get some great shots these last few days of a Black Widow, some Banana Spiders and Some Wolf Spiders. Hope you can use them!
- Jason

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26 August, 2006:
Glen, Thought you could use a couple photos of a Southern House Spider I ran across near my home in Georgia. I used a photo imaging software to zoom in on the head and body of the second photo. Once again, great site!! - Jason
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21 August, 2006:
Here are some great close up photos of a female Sydney A. Robustus sent in by Colin Holliday.  They were done under flash and show the colours of the spider underneath and in the leg joints as well as the extent of the hairs they have on their bodies which are not as noticeable without the flash.  Click for a larger view.

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31 July, 2006:
Hi Glen,
Thought I would send you a couple more photos of the Sydney Funnel Web. This is one of the females I am keeping. I have her housed in a container that is 20cm x 14cm and deep enough for her not to be able to get out. I keep them on a substrate of peat moss and put in peices of rounded bark to allow them to make a home as natural as they do in the wild. This female is approximately 3.5cm in length and, as funnel webs go, is not as aggressive as some of them can get. She spends her days inside the bark hollow and comes out when darkness has fallen. I feed them crickets by leaving the insect in the container and allowing the spiders to hunt them during the night. Trust you like them for your website,  Regards, Col Halliday



 

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6 July, 2006:
I just stumbled across your wonderful site while identifying some spiders. I would like to contribute a few photos for your collection. I've been photographing almost any interesting spider or insect that I have come across. Feel free to use any of these photos for your site. Greg

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3 July, 2006:
Alright. Now I think I am fascinated by spiders...I now do respect them way more than I used to...specially after I got bit. But oh well, this email is to send you a few pictures I have in my archives taken by me. I love photography, so hopefully now that I'll be more on the look out for spiders, I will be able to send you more good ones. Here's my humble contribution for your web site. Expect more... Best regards, Carolina LaBranche, Charlotte, NC

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3 July, 2006:
Black Widow with Egg-Rich Swanner

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3 July, 2006:
Great website. I have attached two photos of a spider I found building a web in my front yard. I'm located in central California, USA, and there are usually many of these little guys around this time of year. Thank you, Sam Zaid

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25 June, 2006:
Get a Load of this! I have a nice shot of a nursery web spider guarding her egg sack!

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25 June, 2006:
I've been entertaining myself with this little fellow tonight-if I could give a "treat" to a spider, I sure would-he let me take over 200 shots-in different light, on different surfaces, in different rooms-he was up for it all. Funny how he looks so different from different angles. Actually, he's very pretty-for a spider...

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17 June, 2006:
Hello Glen: I wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I came across your website recently and I think it's an excellent resource. I've always been fascinated with spiders and you've got quite an impressive collection of images. I case you're interested in adding a few more photographs, I'd be happy to send you some of mine. I guess I could be considered an advanced amateur photographer and I am particularly fond of macro photography. I've attached a sample. I came across this little jumper on the side of my house (in Holland, MI). Luckily I had my camera and macro lens handy. With regards,
Steven Davis

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17 June, 2006:
I found this spider crawling on the kids swing set. I am in central coastal NJ picture taken 6/16/06. Thanks

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11 June, 2006:
Hi Glenda,
As I mentioned in my previous email to you, I am trying to get some representative photos of the Brown Sydney Trapdoor as well as some photos of the Sydney Funnel Web in natural light. Trapdoors are not as co-operative as Funnel Webs and are usually reluctant to "stand and deliver", preferring to seek shelter. I have a Sydney Brown Trapdoor that I am feeding and growing and I have attached a couple of photos of her which you may want to use on your site if you feel they are what you are lookng for.
I have not been able to set up properly for a natural light shoot of my Funnel Webs (one has to be extremely careful with these spiders and it has been very wet outside for s while) but I have attached a few taken under fluorescent light without a flash. You can see the contrast in the colouring from my previous photos taken with the flash. I am still working on the opportunity for some controlled outdoor photos and I will send then to you when I can get them done to my satisfaction.  Collin Halliday.

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10 June, 2006:
 

Blackie Takes Lacewing-Rich Swanner

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9 June, 2006:
This interesting little spider was found in Austin , Texas . Iím still trying to figure out what kind it is. It was found on a large leaf in the garden. The spiderís body is about 1/3Ē long. Regards, Jennifer Prince

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6 June, 2006:
"Blackie" again -Rich Swanner

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5 June, 2006:
Regal Jumping Spider "Blackie"-Rich Swanner

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4 June, 2006:
What a spider sees.-Rich Swanner

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3 June, 2006:
Cellar Spider's Dinner-Rich Swanner
 

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1 June, 2006:
From today Black Widow takes Bee-Rich Swanner

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29 May, 2006:
From Edwin, some great shots of spiderlings in their web. Click for a larger view.

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20 May, 2006:
 
Hi Glen, I came across your site last night whilst looking for information on the Sydney Funnel Web (Atrax Robustus) and the Brown Trapdoor Spider that lives in the Sydney area. Some of the photos you have a really great and I thought you might like to have a look at some macro shots I have taken of a female Sydney A. Robustus. They were done under flash and show the colours of the spider underneath and in the leg joints as well as the extent of the hairs they have on their bodies which are not as noticeable without the flash. I have prints of these on A4 and they are truly awesome. My next step is to try and get some photos in the natural light as a contrast as well as some photos of a Trapdoor Spider. If you would be interested, let me know and I can email them through to you when I can get them done. Maybe you would like to include them on you site. Note the venom on the fangs in Picture 032. Hope you enjoy the as much as my work colleagues did and they are of course subject to your normal copyright conditions. Regards, Col Halliday

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12 May, 2006:
Jumping Spider- Rich Swanner

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1 May, 2006:
New Guy in Spiderland-Rich Swanner

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25 April, 2005:
Hi there, I looked all through your web site but couldnít find any reference to a spider we found today in the back yard catching and eating bees. Attached is an image, can you tell us what it is?
Thanks
Rab & Jo

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2 April, 2006:
Dear Glen, I am attaching a reduced-size JPEG image of a phidippus johnsoni... a male to be exact,  (jumping spider) for you collection. (The master image is a 23.4 MB TIFF file that would lock you email up forever.) I took it using a Canon 20D 8.2MP camera equiped with a Canon 65mm 1-5x Macro Photo lens set to 3X at F6.3. Like all macro images the depth of field in a small fraction of an inch so to create an image with the entire spider in focus I shot a sequence of 45 images as the camera was incrementally racked from a position where the hindmost leg was in focus to where the front-most leg was in focus them digitally merged the in-focus sections of each photo. The original prints up nicely at 16-inches wide with every hair in sharp focus and no grain. I particularly like the blue-green iridescence of the mandables and the fine orange hair covering the abdomen. Thank you for posting a great page that helped me identifiy this little guy. Sincerely, Wayne Schmidt

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17 March, 2006:
Funnel Web Spider-Rich

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10 March 2006:
Funnel Weaver Spider-Rich Swanner

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10 March 2006:
I have been taking pictures of spiders for a couple of weeks. I thought I would send them to you to see what you think. They were taken with a Fuji finepix S9500. Thanks, Sylvia from Canberra.
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20 February, 2006:
 

Glen I just found your new page WOW! This is Daring Jumping Spider"Blackie"-Rich Swanner

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17 February, 2006:
Our house is loaded with them. I'm going to get an exterminator out here and if they can't get 'em all but stopped then I'll consider strongly......moving from the house. We have a baby crawling around and that's just a bit too scary. We see them all too often.
Hope you like the photos. If you need more I can get 'em anytime and can get some better ones if you like. blessings, Ken
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11 February, 2006:
 

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9 February, 2006:
This is Tappy's son Jumping Spider Tappy Jr.-Rich Swanner

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7 February, 2006:

Photo by Mike. This photo is for sale on Mikes website at http://www.michaeldweber.net
 if anyone is interested.

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Reply: Great shots, this is the net casting spider. Click for a larger view.
7 February, 2006:
Hi Glen, Thanks for the great informative site. I took these pics of a spider in our garden (Orb?). Hope they are useful. Cheers Leon

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7 February, 2006:
Glen this is Jumping Spider "Tappy Jr." His dad was here last year.-Rich Swanner

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26 January, 2006:
Found this spider hanging under a large cement block last fall. Measured almost 3 inches in length, and moved amazingly fast for it's size (and obvious attached cargo) ...
K. Mason
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22 January, 2006:
Hi Glen! I want to share with you some really nice photos of the Banded Argiope Spiders. They are really lovely close-ups taken by my brother's digital camera.
Thanks! Joe

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19 January, 2006:
Hello, This spider is amazing! My mum found it while pruning - it's sitting on a branch, and it's so well camouflaged she only noticed it because it moved! Anyway, here are the pictures...good luck with identifying this guy! Carine. South Australia
PS. On a sadder note, the Black House spider that I've been looking after (I've sent you pictures of her & babies) was recently killed by a white-tail spider. It was very upsetting for us - we didn't expect her to lose the battle, because twice before she's caught and killed white-tails. Anyway, we console ourselves with the fact she led a good life for a year, and she's had many babies released by us.

Can you see the spider in the photo on the left? See below for closeups.

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12 January, 2006:
This is another garden orb weaver, they abound at this time of the year - high Summer in Australia - glen

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12 January, 2006:
This garden orb weaver would have to be the biggest I've ever seen. She took about half an hour to weave a huge web past night and took it all down again before sunrise this morning - glen

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10 January, 2006:
This Wolf Spider can scare his victims to death!

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5 January, 2006:
Both photos were taken on November 11th, 2005 at Runaway Bay in Jamaica. The spider was sitting in it's web about 9 feet up in the air in an arch  over a walkway. I got as close as I could (about three feet from the spider) and took  the photos with a Kodak DCS-Pro 14nx camera and a 210mm telephoto lens  from Nikon. AlexX.
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2005

24 December, 2005:
Glen can you use these?-Rich Swanner  - Merry Christmas

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21 December, 2005:
This is Checkmate-Rich

 


 

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