Sunday, 12 April 2009

Spidery Sunday


Cricket Tragic said...

yech....these buggers kept popping inside the bathroom...really disguisting...:(

Tabib said...

Oh!.. what a great close-up!
Cute face, and I guess this creature is harmless.

aufidius said...

brilliant stuff!

Java Jones said...

Great picture Amila. Veerrry trippy!

flowergirl said...

Eeks! is the purple background a flower?

Reminds me of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley's face in the enchanted jungle!!

Delilah said...

straight out of my nightmares. great pic though.

Dale said...

oooh, nice! those colours are lovely


Gallicissa said...

Hi CT,
Obviously you are not a spider fan.
I like your nom de guerre. I bet you are a 12th Man fan.

Hi Tabib,
Thanks! It keeps a low profile and is quite harmless.

Hi Aufidius,
Thanks! Good to hear from another bug enthusiast.

Hi Java,
Thanks! It was quite tiny and was shot at life size.

Hi Flowergirl,
That is the exterior of our house.
Normally this one is found in barks resembling its body colour, but this particular individual has given up its camouflage to find easy prey that get drawn to lights.

Hi Delilah,
Thanks! Nightmares featuring this one would not be too cool, I guess!

Gallicissa said...

Hi Dale,
Thanks! Sorry I didn't see your comment earlier.

Kalusudda said...

Very nice!

Gallicissa said...

Hi Kalu,
Thanks! Good to hear from you!

Chriss said...

Scary, I am not a fan of spiders, but this is a fantastic close-up. Have a wonderful week.

spookydragonfly said...

Hi Amila...That's one perfect capture, showing all the details of this dreaded little creature! As much as I love wildlife, I confess, I still cringe a little at these guys. I'm imagining your pond is full of dragons by now?!

Sunita said...

I know I should be saying,"how cool!" (because it really is) but all that's coming out of my mind is "aaaargh!". I can handle tiny innocuous looking spiders but up close and with those hairy legs ...!

Gallicissa said...

Hi Chriss,
Sorry for the late reply. I took a few more head close ups of this and they look scarier.

Hi Kim,
You are not the only one who do not like spiders - so you are excused! I witnesses two dragonflies emerging yesterday and had quite a time photographing them. I will share them soon.

Hi Sunita,
Thanks for being honest! Spiders make very interesting macro subjetcs and I am afraid you will see aa few more of these in posts to come!

I am sure you are happy that Mumbai Indians have got off to a winning start.

Pseudothemis zonata said...


I stared wide-eyed at the shape and a color. .
It is the beauty that it is hard to describe.
I am charmed.

RyanM said...

Great shot again Amila - do you know what species it is ? I find the spikes on its behind very interesting - never seen those on a spider before!

Gallicissa said...

Hi Riyazi,
I have no idea what it is - I am awaiting a verdict from an informed source. The same species is in the post above.

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