On The Prowl
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In honor of Halloween, I thought I would post a few more creepy spider shots. :D Since the Trick O' Treaters are coming out this evening, my husband put out a larger-than-life fake tarantula and that reminded me of my other un-processed tarantula shots. This photo of a wild tarantula was captured during one of my excursions to Mt. Diablo State park in September of this year.
Every fall, the mature male tarantulas come out of their burrows looking for love. They never seem to stop moving and so it's difficult to capture an up-close, in focus, shot of them. This one seemed to stop for a moment to catch his breath, and voila, I was able to get this shot. It's one of my favorite ones since it shows the entire spider and is crisp. :) This "little" guy was about the size of my hand.
Posted 31 October 2010. You can see a collection of all my spider photos by going to http://www.colleenmgriffith.com/Galleries/Flora-and-Fauna/Spiders
From 2010 New Photos