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big hairy deal

big hairy deal
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Copyright: Marialuisa Wittlin (Marlis) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 51 W: 1 N: 29] (207)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot G6
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-09-20 5:48
Viewed: 4660
Points: 3
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this huge spider (3 1/2-4cm) has been living under a rock in my rose garden all summer. It now carries baby spiders on its back.
Many thanks to pgmoni who has given me some information on this lovely creature:
Lycosa tarantula, the big wolf spider. It is found in central and Southern Spain.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To pgmoni: hello PhilippeMarlis 1 09-21 16:07
To LordPotty: thanks SteveMarlis 1 09-21 14:32
To pgmoni: thank you PhilippeMarlis 1 09-20 15:41
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I'm not sure what this spider is,but I do see that it has a front leg missing.
Try to get down to the level of your subject,and perhaps adjust the exposure value to compensate for the bright sunlight.

Interesting capture. I agree with Steve that the light is too hard and kills the details.
I believe this is Lycosa tarentula, the big wolf spider that gave its name to the family Lycosidae. They live in central and southern Spain indeed.

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