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La otra es la misma
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From: wondrousbeauty Date: September 29th, 2005 07:41 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That's awesome.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 29th, 2005 07:50 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks. Black widows fascinate me. Fear does that!
jakemacalister From: jakemacalister Date: September 29th, 2005 12:45 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Okay, that is scary and shit. KDD was happy you spider catcher skills haven't diminished I am sure.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 29th, 2005 02:51 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Black widows are harder to catch because they stay in their webs. But I eventually go it!
chefxh From: chefxh Date: September 29th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
ugh! those are the only spiders I kill on sight!

and they make a HORRID popping sound.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 29th, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, I know. Too much goop inside. Still, I try not to kill them, since they never leave their webs willingly. Brown recluses -- technically they are "violin spiders" here -- are the only ones I kill on sight, because they rove and are more of a threat.
chefxh From: chefxh Date: September 29th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
yow, those are the scariest ones. I think of them every time I shake out my shoes before putting them on.
elf_owl From: elf_owl Date: September 29th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
such a beautiful photograph! definitely spooky, but that's a big part of the beauty.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 29th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks! It's funny how necessity -- in this case my camera's inability to focus in close and the impossibility of using flash to photograph something under/inside glass -- forces one to be more creative. My original goal was simply to document the darned spider, especially since it had such a perfect shape and large hourglass. But when that proved an unattainable end, I started experimenting.
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: September 29th, 2005 10:52 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I really hope you keep the temperamental old digital camera as long as possible.

I sometimes think it's funny when I find people do not all grow up learning to look for black widows and other critters in all kinds of inopportune places. There was a pinecone in the EGU office. Flash gleefully claimed it for his desk. Then a spider ran out of it and the boys screamed while tropicopolitan and I looked on with amusement waiting to see if they would do something more productive about it or just go on screaming. Maybe I'll just print the photo out and tape it to Flash's desk for laughs. Yay grad school.

But yes, this is a seriously kickass photograph.
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