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Hungry Spider

ID help appreciated from these extra pictures!


She looks hungry - her abdomen is shrunken. I took this last night and she suicide-jumped into the shower water this morning. Sorry to post something so sad, but at least she wasn't poisoned the way that happened most of the spiders in our last house (a rental - not our fault).


I used a 70mm f4.5 zoom lens with 68mm of extension tubes. I put the flash on a tripod and hand-held the camera, using a radio flash trigger - that part worked well. I just need to put a diffuser on the flash next time... I'm not really happy with the clarity of this either... Not sure what happened. I did use a pretty cheap lens stopped all the way down for maximum DOF... Probably shouldn't have pushed it past f22.

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Taken on December 17, 2008