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Mouse Spider, not a Funnel-Web Spider by Normf
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This spider was found at the same time as the female Funnel Web spider posted earlier. I “naturally” assumed it was a male Funnel Web. The Males wander more with this warm, wet weather. The Male of the species, while smaller, is far more deadly and aggressive. More likely to wander around. However I was wrong this is actually a Mouse Spider, related but not by marriage!! Probably Missulena bradleyi or similar. (They Eyes are spaced across the head, the funnel web clustered in the centre)

Emerald Beach, NSW, Australia.

Camera Model Canon EOS 7D
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Shutter Speed 1/4
Aperture Value 7.1
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 100
Lens EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Focal Length 100.0 mm
Image Quality RAW

Comments

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome work, Well done !!!
    Regards, Erik

  • Lynn  Gibbons
    Lynn Gibbonsalmost 4 years ago

    What a find great shot!

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 4 years ago

    Ouch!

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Great capture of this evil looking beast !

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Normf

  • john  Lenagan
    john Lenaganalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture Norm – 1/4 sec exposure – you have very still hands given the subject matter. Congrats on your feature

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesalmost 4 years ago

    WOW Norm! Excellent shot! This is one scary spider! Better you than me! I’d freak!

    Gabe :)

  • Creativecap
    Creativecapalmost 4 years ago

    Ewww spiders,…no seriously a gorgeous spider and great capture Norm

  • Tianne
    Tiannealmost 4 years ago

    SCARY!!!! But amazing pic!

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