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hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Aug 29, 2012 - 02:20am PT
One big and scarey Mo-Fo.

Do not touch.  10 inches of evil.
Do not touch. 10 inches of evil.
Credit: hamie






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ha ha! that's the top of a dead bush!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2012 - 01:03pm PT
Credit: dirt claud
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 23, 2012 - 01:25pm PT
"It's smellementary, Homes!  He daid!  He daid a long time!"
"It's smellementary, Homes! He daid! He daid a long time!"
Entomophobia.
shakin' man

Trad climber
california
Sep 23, 2012 - 05:49pm PT
Top of Tollhouse grade, Auberry Rd.
Top of Tollhouse grade, Auberry Rd.
Credit: shakin' man
Same spot as prior
Same spot as prior
Credit: shakin' man
knudeNoggin

climber
Falls Church, VA
Sep 24, 2012 - 12:06am PT
Late to this party, I know; but a few points:

1) That "fast" black widow doesn't sound like a BW to me :
BWs, like house spiders, reside in webs, and are pretty SLOW, overall.
If you really have that, you should be able to bait its web,
draw her out to the *volunteer* bait, and capture her easily.
(Then, she'd make a striking pet.)

2) On those paper (polistes) wasps nesting in the inconvenient eave
by a door --and annoying at least one (other) family member --:
you could make a vision shield for the nest out of a plastic milk
carton (e.g.), to keep them from being alarmed by people passage.
You could also (bonus points) move the nest, but I imagine this is
just good for a laugh. (I once salvaged an attacked? bald-faced
honets nest at a young stage (7-9 wasps?), and with the hornets
in a jar, I reconstructed the nest in a cut-in-half milk carton which
I ducTaped to a porch window, trying to realize a dream from youth
in which some Think-&-Do book showed a (lucky) person with a
big nest up on house glass --what an observatory!
(Sadly, the nest remained small --didn't add even a 2nd comb. boo)

*kN*

photo : polistes wasps with two in the horizontal center chewing
up a caterpillar ball one of them had just brought to the nest,
then to feed grubs. delicious!
Polistes wasps with green caterpillar ball &#40;chewing&#41;
Polistes wasps with green caterpillar ball (chewing)
Credit: knudeNoggin

Robber fly with lunch fly, on MY lunch!
(LX3, so the lens was close to the subjects)
Robber fly consuming house fly, on MY lunch!
Robber fly consuming house fly, on MY lunch!
Credit: knudeNoggin
Sparky

Trad climber
vagabond movin on
Sep 24, 2012 - 01:28am PT
Camel Spiders

Credit: Sparky
Credit: Sparky
Credit: Sparky
Credit: Sparky
Captain...or Skully

climber
Sep 28, 2012 - 12:29am PT

Meet my neighbor. He's cool.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2012 - 02:20pm PT
Credit: dirt claud
Credit: dirt claud

Some more killer pics here.

http://www.artematriz.com/andiyan-lutfiha-y-sus-fotografias-en-macro/
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 23, 2012 - 09:11pm PT
We have a passion fruit vine that has taken over a fence so we always have a few of these around, but nothing like this year.

Credit: TGT
Agraulis vanillae


What's with that letter A?

This one even has squadron markings on the wing.

Credit: TGT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 17, 2013 - 10:46am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
I'm so mundane and oh so plain.

How'd you find ME?
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2013 - 02:05pm PT
That was a killer comic book cover Mouse.

Credit: dirt claud
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Apr 18, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
Reilly that poodle moth may have been from Venezuela, but now I think it lives north of 125th street, drives a Cadillac, and runs a "stable".
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
Mohamed Babu from India, captured these amazing pictures last year after his wife noticed that ants turned white when they drank milk.

He dissolved sugar in food colouring solutions of red, green, blue and yellow and then placed them in his garden to attract ants. Some of them even moved between the different solutions, resulting in psychedelic colour combinations.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2011/08/translucent-ants-photographed-eating-colored-liquids/

Credit: dirt claud
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 24, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
Claude, that's amazing!




I caught these shameless Berkeleyites doing it in plain view at the UC Arboretum!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
The nerve of those two, no respect these days I tell ya.
weezy

climber
Apr 24, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
i love insetcs!

live mantis


dead mantis


butterfly and his proboscis


macro lenses are fun as hell. i advise all photographers to add one to their quiver.
the above photos are from a sigma 105mm (about 135mm on my digital non-full frame camera)
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
Good stuff Weezy. I don't have a good camera but enjoy getting real close looks at insects with my spotting scope. I can see very good detail with it, discovered it once while following a bird around and than saw a butterfly that came into view. Was surprised how well it worked for checking out insects.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 24, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree
Credit: dee ee
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
Guido and buddy Sharkie love roaches........
Credit: guido
Bowser

Social climber
Durango CO
Apr 24, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
Orb spider about the size of a golf ball in La Jolla CA.
Orb spider about the size of a golf ball in La Jolla CA.
Credit: Bowser
This guy/gal was about 4 inches long in Phoenix AZ.
This guy/gal was about 4 inches long in Phoenix AZ.
Credit: Bowser
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