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  1. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Grey House Spider (Badumna longinqua) - Diffuser testing

    Hi, Haven't shot much macro while I play with my new lens, but I did have the chance to shoot some macro a couple of weeks ago to test a diffuser which I made recently. Here is a spider I shot at a botanical park on day of shooting at Daylesford, Victoria. Hope you like it.
  2. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Australian Garden Orb Weaver and prey- Hortophora transmarina

    Hi, This was a nightshot I took a few months ago. A common sight in many gardens in OZ, this Orb weaver spider feeding on a leafhopper.
  3. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Mama Wolf spider and her many children - not for arachnophobes, you've been warned

    Hi, Even I get a little uneasy when I look at this photo. Mainly because I know how fast wolf spiders can move and no spider the size of a tarantula should move that quick šŸ˜†, this particular wolf spider mum wasn't too big at about 4 cm but I did notice it had passengers onboard. I'm not sure...
  4. eliasfta

    Your opinion? It's been awhile - Maratus plumosus

    Hello, I have been in hibernation during winter here in Australia and busy with work so no post for a while, now that spring is here I have been out doing peacock spider spotting with my brother @Chavezshutter . I have a few hundred pics of 5 different Maratus species, males and females...
  5. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Dance of the tiny spider

    Hi, Peacock spider season is nearly over, not seeing as many as I have seen a few months ago but I was able to get some courtship behaviour in my last outing, this species is a bat-like peacock jumping spider (Maratus vespertilio) displaying for a female: The female, however, does not appear...
  6. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Tasmanian peacock spider and prey

    Hi, I have posted this little spider before, it is my favourite peacock spider species I have found so far. I find these at a wetland reserve not too far from where I live in Melbourne. They like to live near a type of coastal succulent which has bright flowers and attracts many insects, these...
  7. Maratus Pavonis 01

    Maratus Pavonis 01

    Common peacock jumping spider - Maratus Pavonis
  8. Chavezshutter

    Want critique Common Peacock Jumping spider - Maratus Pavonis

    Hi, I managed to get nice and close for this shot on this spider which I shot 2 days ago, quite lucky as these are the most skittish and smallest of the species I have found so far, they are about 3-4mm long. This jumping spider was the first species of peacock jumping spider recorded back in...
  9. Maratus Tasmanicus 01

    Maratus Tasmanicus 01

    Tasmanian peacock jumping spider - Maratus Tasmanicus, short clip, best seen at 4k. Haven't done video editing for a bit, slowly getting back into it.
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    Tasmanian peacock jumping spider (Maratus Tasmanicus)
  11. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Another Maratus - Maratus Pavonis "Common peacock spider"

    Hi again, Here are photos from another species I have found this year. This species is slightly smaller than the other maratus species I have found, they also tend to stay away from humans more than other species, getting a good photo on these tiny spiders was tricky. I hope to capture one of...
  12. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Maratus Tasmanicus

    Hello, This is the second species I have been lucky to find so far this year, it is a more colourful and more of a "traditional" peacock in terms of colours, hope you like it
  13. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Maratus season in Australia

    Hi Everyone, It's been a while since I've posted, the cold season here was rather uninspiring and I had slowed down with my photography especially since lockdowns have been going on over here. Anyways, one positive thing has been that I can now travel within the 10km limit to local parks during...
  14. eliasfta

    Your opinion? Vicious killer on my fence!

    Witnessed this little jumping spider taking out a fly double it's size, managed to get this pic of him showing off his kill, vicious! lol
  15. eliasfta

    Your opinion? Jumping spider on fence (Ocrisiona family - Flat Jumping Spider)

    Hi All, This is my first post. Still learning the ins and outs of Macro shooting. But hopefully will soon share more and more shots. Found this little jumping spider on my fence, there seems to be quite a few that live around here. So far I think I've seen 3 different types. They're great...
  16. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Twinkle Eyes - Australian Garden Wolf Spider (Tasmanicosa godeffroyi)

    Another spider from the Grampians. This spider was one of the first things I managed to shoot while at the Grampians, after arriving and unpacking it was evening, cicadas were singing and I was not going to let the first night at this place go to waste. I had already been doing some night macro...
  17. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? The strangest spider I have found so far....Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi)

    Hello, This photo is from a few months back. I was looking around my front garden when I noticed a very unusual spider web, the web had width as well as depth, it was like comparing a 3d object vs a picture, it was extremely complex and relatively small. I looked at the web for a while when I...
  18. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Australian Redback Spider (Latrodectus hasselti) - A deadly pair

    Hi Everyone, More photos from my Grampians trip, I found what appears to be a redback "couple". I'm not sure if that's a thing as redback male spiders have a high chance of being eaten during mating (something which disturbingly some males help the female achieve) and they are solitary as far...
  19. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Triangle crab spider (Ebrechtella Tricuspidata) on some eucalyptus bark

    Hi, I found this spider on an eucalyptus bark, its was tiny, about 2mm long, seems like a juvenile crab spider. The colour contrast on the bark made it stand out for me, hope you like it
  20. Chavezshutter

    Your opinion? Huntsman Spider (Holconia Immanis)

    Hello, Night shoot at a nearby park, very common and active at night. I see many of these large spiders on eucalyptus tress where they blend in almost perfectly against the tree bark, here I was lucky to find this spider on some tall reeds.