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Andy Smith

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It is not very often I come across these spiders when they are calm enough to be photographed, usually they just scoot away when I approach, and they are fast !!!
This fella hung around for a while, and I got a few shots from different angles, didn't seem bothered by me at all.
The Huntsman spider can grow quite large, with males reaching a leg span of up to 30 centimetres. While not really aggressive, their bite can be painful and cause a few days of discomfort for humans.
Huntsman spiders do not make webs, as they hunt for food over a large area instead. Their diet consists primarily of insects, invertebrates, and small skinks and geckos.
Canon R5, Canon RF 100mm F2.8 L Macro, Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT
f/11, 1/25, ISO 100
Single shot.

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