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Large spider (not my wife's favourite!)

Post by MWP admin » Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:36 pm

Last we went to Gozo, we found this large spider creeping in the flat. I observed it first as soon as we entered the flat, enjoying the warm sun on the curtain behind the glass pane of the door. It stayed in the flat with us, becasue on the day we were leaving she came out again to say good bye (and some photo modeling). It was rather a quite spider, and remained motionless for a while.
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Post by Conchiolin » Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:26 am

Probably:
Tegenaria parietina

Funnel web spider.
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Post by IL-PINE » Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:19 pm

wow, looks like something from a film

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Post by MWP admin » Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:52 pm

Yeah, a very good specimen for Spiderman 4 (Hollywood... hello!!!)
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Post by D. Cilia » Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:53 am

Scary pedipalps, and the four pairs of eyes are just visible. Awesome stuff 8)

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Post by robcar » Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:54 pm

MWP - how on earth did you manage to get in so close and manage to get so much detail - and everything so clear and well focused ! Insomma nature photographer ta veru! Prosit!

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Post by MWP admin » Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:54 pm

Many thanks robcar! The trick is that I gave the spider an overdose of Christmas Brandy :lol: Also, that photo was approx my 24,000-ish photo in the last 3 years, so I had plenty of practice sessions :-)
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