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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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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Eriophora Sp.

As much as I love using film, and love the results from my new Pentax 645N, I have to admit that there are certain types of photography that are much easier and more convenient on digital. After dark macro using wireless off camera flash is one of those areas. Yesterday morning when I took our …

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Huntsman

Huntsmans are one of those spiders that I’ve always had trouble photographing. My usual technique when shooting spiders or other non-winged invertebrates is to place them in the bottom of a small fish tank or plastic storage tub. Generally speaking, most of my favourite types of targets can’t climb the smooth vertical surface, and as …

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Grey Wolf Spider

I went out to Theresa Creek Dam a few weeks ago and went for a ride from the dam back towards town. It was after dark, and I had my lights on, including one on my helmet. The one thing I couldn’t believe whilst riding along there, was the shear number of spiders that were …

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