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I’ll spare you all the gory facts on the Redback spider…. Google’s a good place to start if you would like to know the gruesome habits of these unsentimental sheilas ;)

I spotted this one in a not very nice place -perched up on the latch of the back gate – by the time I returned with my camera she had scurried on a little way.

I could not help but do a bit of selective colouring, her bright red slash was so vibrant I couldn’t help accentuating it by knocking out all the other hues =)

Taken with the 12mp DSLR Pentax (with a 50/75 lens, hence the slight lack of detail) and selective colour done in Adobe PSCS

Adventures of a creative, curious country chick, with a few horses, lazy dog and insane cat in tow! Living the dream in rural Australia, my photos focus on the outback, horses, and the rural way of life… oh and a few pretty flowers along the way!

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  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghalmost 4 years ago

    Its a great shot and treatment (great title too)… Last one I saw was this summer underneath a table I was going to move (lucky I checked)..

  • Thanks Sharon =)

    hmm, I wish I could say that sightings were as far apart as yours, we have heaps here, they are one of our top 3 most prolific lol. I forgot to put surface spray on the outdoor table after I washed it one time, a month later I found 31 redbacks under the top!
    not often that we great beauties like her tho, the general population are smaller and not so red – I think they must be younger.

    – Penny Kittel

  • Meladana
    Meladanaalmost 4 years ago

    Brill shot of this little monster, love the treatment and selected colour Penny!

  • Thank you! hehe, little monster, I love the way you put that =D

    – Penny Kittel

  • Julie Sleeman
    Julie Sleemanalmost 4 years ago

    Eeeww…..what can I say…..hate them! Good work though!

  • lol! thanks julie =) yes, I hate them too, but in a way am facinated by them, how such a tiny little thing can be so dangerous… I nearly lost my father to one when I was just little, so I’ve always had a kind of morbid facination for them lol..

    – Penny Kittel

  • strawberries
    strawberriesalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you! much appreciated =D

    – Penny Kittel

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...almost 4 years ago

    Terrific shot!!!! Congrats on your feature :))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Thank you! =D

    – Penny Kittel

  • jammingene
    jammingenealmost 4 years ago

    Great shot!!!!!

  • Thank you! =)

    – Penny Kittel

  • Di-Trying
    Di-Tryingalmost 4 years ago

    UUUrrrrgggghhhhhh!!!! Makes me shudder just looking at this image! The image is BRILLIANT though :))

  • lol, sorry bout that! Thanks so much!

    – Penny Kittel

  • pennyswork
    pennysworkover 3 years ago

    Lovely shot of a very beautiful lethal girl :))

  • thank you for your awesome comment – much appreciated =)

    – Penny Kittel

  • cdcantrell
    cdcantrellover 3 years ago

    Really cool

  • Cheers :)

    – Penny Kittel

  • AndrewBerry
    AndrewBerryover 3 years ago

    I am not a massive fan of Spiders so I guess my next comment is going to sound silly… But I really want to go to Australia so I can get close to these creates and try and get some shots such as this. Your use of selective colour really emphasises the bright red and does bring a sense of lethality as it contrasts with a monochrome background.
    I really do like this one, nicely done :)

  • aaw thank you! haha, who would have thought, Redbacks on travel brochures next? lol, they are a nuisance but thankfully attractive ones in a way, and deadly too…. you aren’t doing to bad for someone who’s not a fan of spiders, I think that’s two of about 3 spider pix I have that you’ve found now lol! cheers mate :)

    – Penny Kittel

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