Spider Day: Isopeda (Huntsman)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

At about 0630hrs this morning I was alerted by a “plop” sound to the materialisation, next to my foot, of this Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp., probably Isopeda villosa).

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

In the minute or so it took to find and deploy the camera the spider had climbed up to the ceiling again, and I thought I was going to end up with nothing useful but the three photos below:

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

But I managed to persuade the spider to climb onto a duster, which allowed it to be relocated it to a brighter area.

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

Huntsman spider (Isopeda sp.)

The photo session was abruptly dissolved when the rabbit decided to investigate this intruder into his domain.

The moment when the rabbit moves in to sniff the spider, completely disrupting the photo session.

The moment when the rabbit moves in to sniff the spider, completely disrupting the photo session.

Spidey is now hanging out on the ceiling of the study.


Date: 29 October 2017
Location: Somewhere in Sydney, NSW
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens 1: Sigma Macro 50mm F2.8 EX DG
Ambient light only.
Conditions: Early morning.

Hand-held only.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.
Note: All trips are self-funded.

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