1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

WARNING: Arachnophobes stay clear of this thread.

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by kenlynch, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. kenlynch

    kenlynch
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Messages:
    111
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Rochdale
    Ratings:
    +1
    Found this little guy in my bathroom.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. seany

    seany
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Manchester city
    Ratings:
    +1
    Ok i think you meant you found this that has ate a "little guy" like Ronnie Corbett or something

    I wont kill a spider, but i'd not touch that for all the lenses in the world
     
  3. Jules

    Jules
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2000
    Messages:
    5,074
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Ratings:
    +752
    Aahhh, she's lonely!
    Nope, she's angry , deadly and pregant!

    Seriously, it doesn't look like anything I've seen in this country. I'm not an arachnophobe, but I'd be unwilling to get up close and personal to that.
     
  4. seany

    seany
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Manchester city
    Ratings:
    +1
    Last time a saw spiders legs like that they were sticking out the side of knickers
     
  5. mattym

    mattym
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Messages:
    2,116
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    maidstone
    Ratings:
    +101
    SLIPPER!!!!!! get me a SLIPPER!
     
  6. kenlynch

    kenlynch
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Messages:
    111
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Rochdale
    Ratings:
    +1
  7. seany

    seany
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Manchester city
    Ratings:
    +1
    Oh its one of these?

    Got a fair few pics of this spider one time
     

    Attached Files:

  8. kenlynch

    kenlynch
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Messages:
    111
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Rochdale
    Ratings:
    +1
    A house spider, for some reason they seem to particularly love my house. Did you know that they are the fastest spider in the world? They can clock up just over 1 mile per hour. Just try and catch one and see what I mean.
     
  9. seany

    seany
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Manchester city
    Ratings:
    +1
    Is that it same one as you shot then?


    Your's looks a bit chunky.
     
  10. kenlynch

    kenlynch
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Messages:
    111
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Rochdale
    Ratings:
    +1
    No, different ones. Yours is a house spider (the fast one), mine's a zebra spider.
     
  11. seany

    seany
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Manchester city
    Ratings:
    +1
    Doh!

    Sorry, i never used the link to your site
     
  12. Zone

    Zone
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2001
    Messages:
    6,541
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Barnsley
    Ratings:
    +2,142
    Never heard them called Zebra Spiders before, Jumping Spiders round my way, had one on the window sill the other day, a bugger to catch, my little un thought it highly amusing.
     
  13. letitbleed

    letitbleed
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2002
    Messages:
    215
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Southampton
    Ratings:
    +4
    Shooting's too good for 'em :D
     
  14. mickey

    mickey
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,888
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    manchester
    Ratings:
    +265
    here.s one having some lunch outside my back door, EEeewwww :eek:




    :eek:
     

    Attached Files:

  15. seany

    seany
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Manchester city
    Ratings:
    +1
    I don't even want to think about a spider being near my back door


    :laugh:
     
  16. dejongj

    dejongj
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    Messages:
    28,110
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Beautiful South
    Ratings:
    +4,517
    @Seany: What have you been drinking and/or smoking, you are really funny :D

    Just be glad it wasn't one of these, that would make me run and sell my house....
     

    Attached Files:

  17. seany

    seany
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Manchester city
    Ratings:
    +1
    It's called being Irish boyo:rolleyes::laugh:


    That's one of those urban myth jobs i think mate

    The spider, not the the size of my ears
     
  18. kenlynch

    kenlynch
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Messages:
    111
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Rochdale
    Ratings:
    +1
    The photo is real, it's just an interesting use of perspective. Your eye is led to compare the spider with the guy's legs in the background, they are about the size of a golf ball at best (which is still big). The camera never lies, huh...
     
  19. seany

    seany
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Manchester city
    Ratings:
    +1
  20. dejongj

    dejongj
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    Messages:
    28,110
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Beautiful South
    Ratings:
    +4,517
    Illusion or not, I'd still run a mile...Just like I still hide behind the sofa watching a horror movie ;-)
     
  21. RobertP

    RobertP
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2002
    Messages:
    522
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Woodford Essex
    Ratings:
    +0
    2nd attempt at replying to this thread... got it all typed late last night then managed to lose my words of wisdom before getting it posted :mad: Wonder if it's only me that ever does that?

    Anyway what I wanted to say was I have been trying some more with macro. I think I am probably getting as much as I can now out of a bunch of plain extension rings.

    My main photographic models kind of go with the spiders theme :rotfl:

    Until very recently I thought all I could do was put the spacers on the lens and start shooting - stuck with maximum aperture.

    This one was with the 70-200 on f4. Its a bit soft:-

    [​IMG]

    Then I read how to get a smaller aperture on an AF lens that is not connected to the camera. You set the aperture with the lens fitted normally...press the depth of field preview button and then remove the lens whilst the camera is turned on and the button pressed.

    With the lens on f8 the 70-200 definitely improved:-

    [​IMG]

    Encouraged by this I tried f13 but it did not make any real improvement to the DOF :-

    [​IMG]

    To balance the ugly flies here's a passion flower close up (also at f8):-

    [​IMG]

    After this I might consider looking for a real macro lens. Any reccomendations?
     
  22. seany

    seany
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Manchester city
    Ratings:
    +1
  23. kenlynch

    kenlynch
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Messages:
    111
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Rochdale
    Ratings:
    +1
    Got up this morning and found this little fellow having breakfast. He's the same type of spider but about half the size of the one in my original post. Not as happy with the results of this shot as I still had my camera set up to overexpose (from my example in the RAW thread).

    Now I'm off to have my breakfast.
     

    Attached Files:

  24. seany

    seany
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Manchester city
    Ratings:
    +1
    He's not going to eat for a while after eating that is ken:eek:


    Little fella looks kinda cute there:laugh:
     
  25. kenlynch

    kenlynch
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Messages:
    111
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Rochdale
    Ratings:
    +1
    It took him an hour, but he finished it all off. There was nothing left but a shrivelled up fly. I just don't know where he put it all.
     
  26. seany

    seany
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Manchester city
    Ratings:
    +1
    That's got to be a bit like us eating a cow:eek:
     
  27. dejongj

    dejongj
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    Messages:
    28,110
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Beautiful South
    Ratings:
    +4,517
    You probably didn't spot its 8ft wide big mamma :D
     
  28. SPURS1882

    SPURS1882
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2004
    Messages:
    368
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Gants Hill
    Ratings:
    +16
    Is that Rochdale in Africa.

    I swear that spider got tattoos.
     
  29. jimmymac87

    jimmymac87
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    47
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Some scary looking spiders there, but some great photos :)
     
  30. martynk

    martynk
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Interesting shots, but I wouldn't worry too much about spiders. Nearly all of them are venomous but very few are dangerous to humans. I've got a couple of brown widow (slightly less potent cousin of the black widow) shots I took in my daughters bedroom about a month ago, and I'll post them if I can find them. Quality isn't great but it's enough to give a good idea of what the spider looks like. These guys are common in SA and a bite could be quite serious, but I've never heard of a fatality.
     

Share This Page

Loading...