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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:41 pm 
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... all came out after this spider shed its skin in the safe haven under protecting spines of the (still flowering!) Austrocylindropuntia pachypus
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:13 pm 
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Maybe he didn't have a choice ;)

Incredible photos! What timing you have.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:17 am 
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CoronaCactus wrote:

Incredible photos! What timing you have.


That is really impressive!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:17 pm 
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Great photos, Jürgen! Is he a green lynx?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:46 pm 
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Jordi, Great Photo's maybe you should copyright them. I can see someone wanting to use them in some science journal someday.

Or you have a winning photo in a photo contest somewhere.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:48 pm 
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Jürgen,
Great work!!! Nice control of depth of field and a great model.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:09 am 
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Nice to see someone on mealy patrol!

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Astonishing photo, and amazing that you were able to capture that exact moment! Excellent timing on your part! :shock:


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I too like these very much. Viewing the image of the freshly inside-out spider upside down is an interesting experience. :)

In the second perfectly composed, focused, and exposed photograph, she looks like she is about to devour her own skin. Lights, camera, ACTION. Great shots Jordi!

I see you are using a Canon S3 IS. It make me think I should ask my son for my old camera back. ;-) I was certain you were using an SLR until I looked at the exif info.

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Very nicely photographed Jordi. As I hang my spider but also to talk with ....

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:05 pm 
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I am feeding her/him now:
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:17 am 
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She's got freckles!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:32 pm 
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Not sure what's more incredible the spider and it's 'shell' or the photographs capturing it all - marvelous photos!!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:22 am 
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Yesterday he did it again.
I expected that it will happen soon, because the color of his legs changed from greenish to brownish. Then he started tying 'ropes' and when I checked him an hour later he had sloughed off his skin already:
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I hope next time I'll get him when starting to dehisce.

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Jordi,
Very good and interesting shots. Thanks,
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:59 am 
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Simply superb photographs. Thanks so much for sharing.

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