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  1. #1
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    Daddy Long Leg Spider Macro

    Here are two images I took of a Daddy Long Leg Spider on my back screen. I used my Minolta 50mm with a reversing ring and the pop up flash.

    Frank



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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

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  2. #2
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    Cool pictures. But to be factual they are not spiders. "Although they belong to the class of arachnids, harvestmen are not spiders, which are of the order Araneae rather than the order Opiliones. In some places, harvestmen are known by the name "daddy longlegs."

  3. #3
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    We always called them Grandaddy Long Legs. I heard they have a poison, but their teeth are not long enough to penetrate the human skin.
    Joe Holmes
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  4. #4
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    I heard that also but after doing a search this is not the species that is poisonous. This is the one to watch out for. http://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/longlegs.asp

    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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