Tag Archives: spiders

Spider photography

So besides practising my photographic skills on the birds in our garden, I’m also using the many spiders in our house to develop my bug photography skills. The Spider Club photographers make it look so easy (CLICK HERE for The Spider Club Gallery). Well, it isn’t! Most spiders are tiny. Then there’s the problem of […]

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A Note on Venom

Since I made contact with Astri Leroy (from the Spider Club of South Africa) in connection with the spider web photo I took the other day, she’s sent me some spider-related material. Astri is very concerned about the bad rap that spiders get.

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Who you gonna call?

No, not the ghostbusters! After I posted the photo of the dewy spider web this morning, I emailed it to the Spider Club of South Africa. Yes, such an organization exists. In less than an hour I had a response! These “bug people” are really keen. So Astri Leroy from the Spider Club wrote: They […]

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Photo day: Dewy Web

[Update: Read Who you gonna call? for a spider identification] On our morning walk, I came across an open field where there were dozens of these spider webs in the grass. I’m not sure what kind of spiders they are, but hopefully they’re the harmless, friendly kind! 🙂 Any South Africans who know what they […]

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