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Paul Blackman
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Have a colourful  #SpiderSunday

An early post because I can't on Sunday. Hope you all have a great weekend.

+Spider Sunday is curated by +Kjetil Greger Pedersen and +Kimberly Hosey 
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The sexy reveal

This is actually the first decent pic I've taken of a live Hover Fly, probably because it is perched. One day I'll get one hovering :)

#sexyfly+Shane Williams, +Derek small, +Sexy Flies 
#bugseveryday : +Chris Mallory, +BugsEveryday 
#macro4all : +Walter Soestbergen, +Macro4All
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Blade Hugger

+Tarun Bhushan Here is another view of the previous shot (http://goo.gl/1j3GV)

As I said, I'm thinking Orb Weaver (the eyes seem to match), but I haven't found a visual match yet. 
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Blade Walker out for  #SpiderSunday  stroll.

+Spider Sunday is curated by +Kjetil Greger Pedersen and +Kimberly Hosey
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Spiders are like cats, they like to play with their prey.

Poor quality, but I like this lucky capture. The light was fading and having caught a couple of stills of this little Saltie I thought I'd attempt a video. I wasn't expecting anything else in frame.

This was shot with my 85mm lens on 68mm of extension tubes.
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Fast Feet

Scavenging or hunting, I don't know, but these ants sure move fast to take the prize home.

#bugseveryday  curated by +Chris Mallory (+BugsEveryday)
#Macro4All  curated by +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All)
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A very curious Saltie for #SpiderSunday  

In contrast to +Tarun Bhushan's uncooperative subject (http://goo.gl/DlJ0r), this little one was cautious but quite happy to take a few turns and investigate the funny human staring at it. 

+Spider Sunday is curated by +Kjetil Greger Pedersen, +Chris Mallory and +Kimberly Hosey
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Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australia

This shot was taken way back in 2004 during #Floriade
We managed to walk around to the left and under the bridge before the rain came.

From left to right you can see (the):
National Carillon
  (http://goo.gl/wRWg5 , wikipedia: http://goo.gl/PwV2K)
National Gallery of Australia
  (http://nga.gov.au/ , wikipedia: http://goo.gl/f5IkE)
High Court of Australia
  (http://www.hcourt.gov.au/ , wikipedia: http://goo.gl/N4PHS)
Reconciliation Place
  (http://goo.gl/xS4sz , wikipedia: http://goo.gl/uHg6A)
Questacon - Australia's National Science and Technology Centre
  (http://www.questacon.edu.au/ , wikipedia: http://goo.gl/ClBOQ)
National Library of Australia
  (http://www.nla.gov.au/ , wikipedia: http://goo.gl/AaVVh)
and of course Lake Burley Griffin
  (wikipedia: http://goo.gl/Z1uxq)

#Canberra   #Panorama  
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Colour me  #SpiderSunday
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Macro/Panorama/Flower

Playing with Microsoft ICE (panorama software) and some shots I took some time ago.

+FloralFriday +Macro4All 
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