Tarantula

Now that I’ve got a few more pics, I decided to update my old post about my tarantula. I acquired this tarantula when its burrow was found in an area due to be excavated. It was somewhat of a rescue mission, as the earth-moving equipment would almost certainly have killed it. I’m not sure on …

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Persiantine Padlock Necklace

And another repost of older chainmaille work, this time a Persiantine padlock necklace. This is a bit of a strange one. I was looking for some good quality padlocks for some toolboxes in my shed, and bought a 4 pack of these Masterlock padlocks. I only needed 3, so the fourth one sat on my …

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Full Persian Heart Pendant

I did play around with putting all my chainmaille stuff on a subdomain, but that didn’t really work out, so now I’ve got to repost it again. Also, being a bit sleep deprived at the moment I forgot to copy the posts from the subdomain install before I deleted it, so I’m starting from scratch …

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Works in Progress

Update 2: And now I’ve decided to make some more changes. I should be finished by this evening (Saturday). Update: So I’ve got most of the changes I wanted to make finished, but (and it’s bad form on my part I guess), I decided to start this customisation project the day before we’re due to …

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Redback Spider

After a bit of an unplanned hiatus from photography due to life events, I decided that a good way to get inspired again would be to try something a little different. Since I had a day off I had intended to test out some of the Tamron Adaptall lenses I’ve picked up recently, but the …

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Pholcus

Add enough magnification and even benign critters start to look scary. This is a large daddy long legs (Pholcus phalangioides I think) that I caught in our bedroom. Judging by the way the pedipalps look I’m guessing a male in search of a mate. Shot with a 100mm macro with a 50mm reversed on the …

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Dramatic Skies

I went out to try and shoot some storms that were forming late yesterday afternoon, but unfortunately I still wasn’t well enough so I had to come home before I’d even managed to get any shots at all. One the way back, I couldn’t miss stopping to shoot the beautiful cloud formations as they interacted …

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Hibiscus Harlequin Beetle

Whilst I was staying with my parents over the holidays, I spent a lot of time out in the yard helping dad with his car, etc. Late on afternoon we discovered a swarm of hibiscus harlequin bugs (Tectocoris diopthalmus) on an unidentified tree in their backyard whilst setting up some sprinklers. One of them had …

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