Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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still learning the macro limits on my k800i :-)
19th Aug 2006, 09:47   | tags:

Xochizlan says:

Exceptionally cool.

19th Aug 2006, 09:58

Dhamaka says:

praise indeed :-)

19th Aug 2006, 10:16

paintist says:

lovely, macro very put it in the bin....euwwwwww

19th Aug 2006, 10:19

nige says:

euuuuugh. caught one very similar to this guy last night...except in the kitchen of all places...

nice shots...fabulously hairy...

19th Aug 2006, 10:31

Twiglet says:

Refugee? I trust you deported her with great speed!

19th Aug 2006, 10:42

Geodyne says:

Hee. My first thought was "bathroom? Who's been fumigating poor spiders?" ;-)

19th Aug 2006, 10:50

Dhamaka says:

Twiglet - she was deported to the rooftop garden with an interim photo-stop. I was a bit worried for her because she only had 7 legs and seemed rooted to the spot for far too long than seemed healthy, but she has gone now.

Geodyne - I'm not sure what to make of that...

Paintist and Nige... ewww? Spiders are nice!

19th Aug 2006, 11:02

Twiglet says:

I fear spiders but I wouldn't harm one or allow it to be harmed. I've had this conversation woth Bronxelf too......

19th Aug 2006, 12:12

ViX says:

One of those was crawling up the outside of the back bedroom door at midnight! After a few deep breaths I managed to trap it in a cup and drop it in the bath because I knew it wouldn't be able to crawl out! I still flooded it down the plug hole tho!

19th Aug 2006, 12:22

swamprose says:

outstanding macro.

19th Aug 2006, 12:52

swamprose says:

uh oh, have I made it all bold?

19th Aug 2006, 12:53

swamprose says:

stop bold

19th Aug 2006, 12:55

swamprose says:

so sorry D.

19th Aug 2006, 12:57

swamprose says:

19th Aug 2006, 12:58

swamprose says:

are we okay?

19th Aug 2006, 12:59

Spike says:

BLEUGH!!!! dear lord this really doesnt help for my incredible fear of spiders!

ace shots though, and its actually made the ahirs stand up on my neck and my nipples errect (with fear)!

19th Aug 2006, 15:07

Viv says:

one very hairy fellow

19th Aug 2006, 15:54

Dhamaka says:

She's outside now Spike, so you don't need to worry
The roof garden is very insect-friendly Mandy - far too insect-friendly for my liking..
ViX - call me next time, I'll take her away from you :-)

19th Aug 2006, 18:45

ViX says:

You can have any that come my way with pleasure!!

20th Aug 2006, 11:56

there was a f*cker that size in our living room last night. Right when I was ironing, nearly threw the hot steaming device at the bugger! But I refrained, got a pint glass, and deposited it outside. Humanely enough to warrant a handshake from Mr Attenborough.

21st Aug 2006, 14:02

Ace shots. How big was the spider? It'd be even more impressive if it was actually tiny in real life!

22nd Aug 2006, 02:23

Dhamaka says:

I'll remember that Vix!

Jetblack - if he was that size, I'd have photographed him with a ruler!

Rare - Thank you! Not as small as the one at the end of the Viv posting, She was about 1.5 cm if I remember correctly

22nd Aug 2006, 07:53