spider and spiderwebs – life in Australia

A spiders life

Some people will absolutely hate this post (my wife included). Australia is one lucky country for so many reasons, but some might consider Australia not very lucky when it comes to spiders.

prickly, hairy huntsman spider

you will never look at kiwi fruit the same

Personally they don’t seem to bother me too much, but I’m not exactly going to be happy if I discover one crawling on me without me knowing.. Problem is they are everywhere. Building webs and establishing their hunting grounds every night. But they do make a striking subject for photography !

hairy, prickly, abstract spider

Here’s a collection of images you may or may not enjoy. The next spider is the Redback spider. It is definitely one of the most recognised spider with it’s destintive red markings. My daughter saw this one at the drinking fountain in the playground.. yes.. 🙂

redback spider

Not only are spiders interesting to shoot, but their webs are something of natural beauty. EXCEPT when you walk through them in the middle of the night, unaware if a spider still remains on the web. Quite often this is followed by a series of wild dance moves, intent on eliminating any chance of “spider to face” contact.

spider web complete

bokeh spider web orb spider

Orb bokeh

sitting on the web spider

If you have made it this far you have done well.. You deserve a reward. Hes one last picture and a joke.

Saint Andrews spider

colourful Saint Andrews spider

My Daughter asked me for a pet spider for her birthday, so I went to our local pet shop and they were $100!!! Can you believe that. I figured I could get one cheaper off the web !

Thanks for looking.

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