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This spider scared me to death when I came in from my garden and found her attached to my shirt.
I bet she had no idea she was in for an hour portrait sitting until I released her back outside.
I am assuming this is a colorful egg sack. I don't know what type of spider this is but we got along pretty well.

Canon EF 70-200mm@200mm with the Canon 500D close up lens f/16 1/4 sec ISO 400 (Tripod and cable release)
© Heather Loewenhardt
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Tiia Vissak
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    a cool close-up!

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7/5/2012 12:03:17 AM

Michelle Alton
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She DOES look fierce, though. Lucky you! I had a Red Admiral butterfly land on my shirt the other day. UnUSUAL experience, but she did not hang around for a sitting.

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7/5/2012 4:40:06 AM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Neat looking spider. Love the colors.

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7/5/2012 5:29:00 AM

Jack Gaskin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/2/2007

GREAT WORK She's actually pretty creepy looking.


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7/5/2012 6:43:57 AM

Loan Tran
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She scared you to death and you were still brave enough to make her sit for you! Like her portrait very much.

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7/5/2012 7:17:43 AM

Robert Goodman
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Hi Heather,Excellent macro my friend.LOL!!!should see some of the ones we have out here,really big!!!!!

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7/5/2012 10:04:19 AM

Nikki McDonald
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Very interesting - I'm not sure I would have kept her around that long, but you sure got a nice shot here.

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7/5/2012 10:11:56 AM

Millie A. Talarico
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Very close and detailed insect here, I don't know about you, brave & not letting a photo-op go by, cool, Heather~! :)

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7/5/2012 3:14:08 PM

frank w. degenhardt
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I am glad to see that you are not one of those jump on a chair and scream girls. Just listening to your story, I admire that you took advantage of the situation and did some incredible camera work with the macro and brought us this beautiful and fascinating look at this spider. The colors and details so amazing and a reason why I am saving for a 200 macro lens for my camera. Amazing look my friend.

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7/5/2012 5:37:31 PM

Terry Cervi
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I'll bet if she knew what she was in for, she wouldn't have latched on to you, Heather. LOL. What a terrific shot!! Super detail and color.

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7/5/2012 7:38:21 PM

Jeffrey R. Bange
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Fantastic macro work Heather, its really funny that I opened this after just coming home from seeing Spiderman with my son and grand daughter. Thank you also for all of your kind comments as I truly appreciate each and everyone of them.

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7/5/2012 9:24:51 PM

Mary Dimitriw
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Great macro Heather!! Scary looking that's for sure.

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7/6/2012 9:19:51 AM

Tammy Espino
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It would of been a dead spider if it landed on any part of me!!! Super close up!! (Stomp)

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7/6/2012 7:17:57 PM

Mike Clime
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Nice macro of this cool looking spider, Heather!

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7/9/2012 11:01:38 AM

Carol Teal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/19/2006

I am with Tammy...stomp stomp! I hate spiders and would probably die if I found one on my shirt! I don't think I could stand to do a photo shoot with it! Great capture though and a great act of bravery!

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7/22/2012 3:39:29 AM

Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful macro Heather, she is a beauty.. glad your photographic sense took over and you got some great images. I think she is a crab spider. I have seen them this color and with a yellowish color as well.

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7/27/2012 5:24:25 PM

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