Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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My neighbour's a lot fatter

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and its favourite food is wasp!
12th Oct 2007, 16:41  

MaggieD says:

Do like the markings on her/his back .... and yay for wasp eating .... :)

12th Oct 2007, 17:23

chocolate says:

aaaahhhhh

i H A T E SPIDERS!





good shots ..


BUT HATE SPIDERS!

12th Oct 2007, 18:04

chocolate says:

=)

12th Oct 2007, 18:04

silar31 says:

Wow, nice! You must be having a calm day - it always seems to be too breezy for me to get that close, as I don't want to chance ruining a web.

12th Oct 2007, 18:23

nige says:

yeeeeuuuch!

12th Oct 2007, 18:30

Dhamaka says:

Angel, Maggie, Chocolate and Silar thank you :)
Silar - I guess you must have been right. I didn't notice how calm it was at the time though
Nige - if you *must* see things from the wasp's perspective...

12th Oct 2007, 19:16

Sprocket says:

I really can't look at these . . . givin' me the willies.

*hides*

12th Oct 2007, 19:28

Dhamaka says:

pobrecito..

12th Oct 2007, 19:34

AnneWelsh says:

Absolutely stunning. Both fascinating and repellent!

12th Oct 2007, 21:07

make him some wasp sorbet!

12th Oct 2007, 21:10

tmk says:

I hate spiders!!!!!!! But great shots!! 10 points for you ;-)))))

12th Oct 2007, 21:47

Dhamaka says:

thank you tmk and AnneW

para - whipping it up as we speak ;)

12th Oct 2007, 23:26

Caine says:

Great captures, D! That is one gorgeous spider, and he certainly is eating well. What a nice neighbour. :)

13th Oct 2007, 01:26

yatesybear says:

- That's cute = we both posted our friendly animal shots!

13th Oct 2007, 04:57

Dhamaka says:

:)

13th Oct 2007, 09:30

JokerXL says:

Ace series D!
So spiders are good for something?

13th Oct 2007, 18:11

OJ says:

Yummy. I can almost hear that wasp go crunch.

Lovely detail Dhamaka. You must have some great lenses to get a spider's leg hairs - presuming that spider isn't the size of my cat. :eek:

13th Oct 2007, 18:16

Euphro says:

An unambiguous answer to the question "Does anything eat wasps" :)

p.s. I think you will be interested in my reply to your comment here :)

13th Oct 2007, 19:51

Dhamaka says:

Euphro thank you and I am

OJ - thank you. I only have the one lens that came as part of the D80 kit but I'm very happy with it :) The spider's body is about 1 cm across and 1.8-2.2cm in length... so although he's not the size of your cat he's also not small

Joker - thank you too

14th Oct 2007, 02:04

Spiderbaby says:

Wow! These are stunning. So detailed. Very nice :)

16th Oct 2007, 23:38

Dhamaka says:

thank you!

17th Oct 2007, 16:15

TabulaRasa says:

stunning indeed the detail is quite amazing

17th Oct 2007, 17:36

Dhamaka says:

Thank you!
The detail's more due to my lovely DSLR but I'll take all the compliments I can get
:)

17th Oct 2007, 19:51

this is the coolest series ive seen in a long time. where was the web? i agree with caine where is the other one?

21st Oct 2007, 05:06

Dhamaka says:

thank you very much SmaugFilledWindows

It's here

21st Oct 2007, 09:44