Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Spider Attack!

I was walking along the beach, just about to enter my car, after finishing up a shoot, when I almost run into a big spider web. It was huge, and ran from tree to tree. In the middle, the scary looking occupant of the web was hanging. Thankfully my camera was not far away...

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The spider was right in front of me, seemingly hanging in the air.


As I zoomed out, the vision became scarier, as I noticed the ones that weren't so lucky in not running into the web (enlarge the image to see it better).


Are you afraid of spiders?

46 comments:

  1. Halleluja....leckeres Exemplar ;) Ich stehe ja nicht so auf Spinnen, aber auf Fotos ist es ok !

    Grüße

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    1. Ich hab keine Angst vor ihnen aber diese war riesig! :)

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  2. Nah! Spiders don't scare me; not even this one!

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  3. YES, i am afraid of spiders and my motto is the only good spider is a dead spider. we have lots and lots of spiders here in Florida. we have little tiny star spiders in our yard and they can make a web in under an hour.. when i accidentally walk through a web, i freak out while hubby checks if it is on me. and i feel spiders all over me because of the web, they are not there, they are in my mind. we have banana spiders here that are the size of the palm of your hand. yikes

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    1. Oh wow. I'm generally not afraid of spiders but I don't know how I would feel about a banana spider!

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  4. Ja, ich habe Spinnenangst und zwar nicht wenig. Ich habe auch mal Albträume mit Spinnen. Aber seit ich mich mit Fotografieren tiefer beschäftigt bin, finde ich sie auf jeden Fall interessante und schöne Fotomotive...solang, daß ich sie nicht anfassen muß. Liebe Grüße

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  5. awesome shots! how funny, my son pointed out a web this morning that stretched from one tree to another!

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  6. we get the tree spiders in august and september, here, too. never walk near trees at night without a flashlight - or even sometimes just out the front door. :)

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    1. I don't want to know what it feels like running into a big web like this.

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  7. Awesome! I'm not a fan of spiders, but your shots are amazing!! Stop by my blog and see my snake photos today!

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  8. Beautiful images. He/she is certainly scary, especially when seen full size!

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  9. That is a scary looking spider but, then all spiders are a bit scary looking to me.

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  10. What terrific captures, Mersad, as always!! I'm not terribly afraid of spiders -- as long as they aren't using me as a place to build a new web!!! And I would prefer to keep a comfortable distance from them, however!! These really are marvelous pics! Thanks as always for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Sylvia. Glad you enjoyed these.

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  11. Great captures! I'm not afraid of spiders, but I am not a big fan of them!

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  12. Spiders don't scare me.... in the wild they get the full Paparazzi treatment. At home they run in fear.

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  13. Very cool shots Mersad.
    I thought of the nursery rhyme " Little Miss Muffet" when I saw this spider ~ ha ha

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    1. I think i know the one. :)

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  14. LOVE that top shot, great work

    Mollyxxx

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  15. The only heavier fear I have are exactly spiders but must admit these pictures are very good + I would also photograph them :-) Regards

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  16. Ovdje ih ima mnogo i raznih vrsta; najopasniji nisu najveci, nego mali crni sa crvenom tackom na ledjima (redback spider). Na srecu, fobiju od pauka nemam!

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    1. Kod toliko raznih vrsta pauka dobro je da nemaš fobiju! :)

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  17. These are really nice! I don't mind spiders as long as they're outside. Not a fan if they're in the house.

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    1. I think I agree with you on that one. If I find one inside I don't kill it. I simply take it out again.

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  18. Mersed, think this is a barn spider. Thought they were mostly in North America, but if you found one, apparently not. They are orb weavers, as you show. Put their webs up in the evening and taken them down come dawn. Then hide somewhere all day. They eat insects caught in the web, but are not poisonous to humans. They like to build their webs on wood which gives them their name. Cool photos. Many people react strongly to any kind of spider, but these are beneficial.

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  19. I am, kind of. Well, maybe just the big ones! Nice capture!

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  20. Spiders are our friends and we have an understanding to stay out of each other's way :)

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  21. I have an intense dislike for them so I guess you could say "no I don't like spider's". This looks like one that has been spinning a web on our deck rail at night.

    Great captures Mersad.

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  22. I don't mind spiders out of doors, but I'd rather they didn't inhabit my house. I like the light in your photos and the clarity of the spider.

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  23. Ne, absolut nicht. Ich habe keine Angst vor Spinnen, aber dürfte ich auch nicht haben. Was meinste wie oft ich am Tag in so ein Netz laufe *gg* Gibt es hier so einige bei mir. Selbst ums Haus, am Abend weggemacht haste am Morgen wieder eines hängen. So ist die Natur halt^^

    Tolle Fotos hast du gemacht, besonders das Erste gefällt mir supergut.

    Liebe Grüssle

    N☼va

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  24. I'm not afraid of spiders as such but I certainly don't like sharing a bedroom with one. In Australia (where there are more deadly creatures than anywhere else I am aware of) I learned always to check under the toilet seat and in northern New Zealand there is one that can pack a deal of a punch if it bites you but that's an infrequent occurrence. They are great for photographing though.

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  25. Very scared Mersad :) we have some real biggies in Oz.... Icky!

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  26. Ah, a web of intrigue...

    ROG, ABC Wednesday

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  27. I always think I'm not afraid of spiders until I actually see one...

    SamuraiFrog, ABCW

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  28. I have almost walked into the web many times. Good capture, it will only stay a few days.

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  29. I don't like spiders but I'm not scared of them. Mind you, the ones I see are pretty harmless. We have two cars in our drive and every day I knock a newly made web off the side mirrors. Both sides, on both cars. Yet we rarely see the spiders. I think they nest inside the mirror.

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  30. No, I'm not afraid of spiders. Neat photos!

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  31. I used to be very afraid of spiders, bees and insects in general until I started learning more about them, taking photos and getting guide books.. Great photos...Michelle

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  32. At the beginning of summer we had alot of spiders in our home. Now it seems they've gone away at least for now.

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  33. Fantastic photos of the Spider. That middle one is just awesome. I'm scared of spiders to some extent, especially the "jumping" variety. However photographing them is fun and takes away some of the fear.

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  34. I am if I'm not sure what kind it is. This looks like a "garden" spider and we had some of these huge guys around the old farmhouse we lived in in TX once. I just left them alone because I knew they were eating other insects. Great photos of the scary-looking guy!

    Oh, I can see why the last two photos of my Eagle CO post look like areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Seeing some of your past shots, I can definitely see the similarities. It's a beautiful countryside on either continent! :-)


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  35. hahaha, here in the tropics you will see a lot of them when you go to the garden or any area with trees or shrubs. That one you saw is not big enough and not scary enough. Don't worry its fear of you is much much larger than what you felt. I love taking spider webs with bokeh behind, it is a very challenging one as the web sway with the wind....always!

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  36. When I was younger I was repulsed and fearful of spiders. Since then I have become quite fascinated by them. Unlike most insects which seem to be pre-programed as it were, spiders seem to develop individual personalities, are quite adaptable and are capable of minor problem solving to some extent.

    Nice find and photos, glad you didn't run into the web!

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