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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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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Bark Huntsman

I mentioned on Twitter the other day that my mother-in-law caught me a little spider whilst at work. It took me a little while to identify it, and even now I’m not 100% sure. A lot of the spider ID sites I use group spiders by family groups, and she looked very different to most …

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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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Revisiting Old Work Part 1

As part of my short term goal of completely re-doing all of my social media and art website profiles, I’ve been spending some time going through all the photos I’ve ever taken, and picking out ones that I’ve previously not published, or have published without giving much thought to post processing, and bringing them all …

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