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    Needs a shave



    Hairy spider.

    ID appreciated.

    Thanks

    1. Moving around
    Needs a shave

    2. Checking the surroundings
    Needs a shave

    3. More checking
    Needs a shave

    4. All good. Nothing to fear. Now I can pose...
    Needs a shave

    5. Missed a shot of him trying to grab something out of one of these.
    Needs a shave

    Sigma 150mm OS macro + 1.4x TC, ISO 400, f8, 1/250, manual, natural light.

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    Re: Needs a shave

    Bobo,
    I have no idea what kind of spider it is, but I don't want to find one in my bed.

    I love the little story that goes with each picture, certainly made me smile. I enjoyed viewing very much.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Sorry nearly forgot; loved how sharp each picture was. Must buy a Macro lens and give it a try myself.

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    Re: Needs a shave

    Rather looks like one of the Jumping spiders, Bobo. Salticidae family; but rather difficult to get an exact species identification unless you have some really close shots of the appropriate areas.

    Fascinating creatures, especially with those wonderful eyes. See if you can watch them creeping up on a small fly, like an aphid. Then they actually jump the last bit and land right on top of their prey. Very useful in the garden.

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    Re: Needs a shave

    Thanks John, appreciate the comments.

    Thanks Geoff - well first time for me so am happy to just get them in the first place. Next time will try to stick around longer. These 4 shots took more then half an hour as he kept moving to the back of the leave.

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