Venezuelan Sun Tiger

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papilio
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Venezuelan Sun Tiger

Post by papilio »

Psalmopoeus irminia sub-adult female, 5-inch

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The two focus stacks in the group are detail crops, taken at 5X with a CFI60 10X at full aperture.

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A defensive threat posture, ready to strike ... evidently not fond of having the objective shoved a few mm from her face.
Unlike most tarantulas which may strike once and then quickly retreat, P. irminias are fairly unique in liking to strike repeatedly, in a manner similar to a cobra. :smt106

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-- Michael


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Scott Murray
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Post by Scott Murray »

Wow what an amazing spider.

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Post by papilio »

Thanks Scott, definitely a favorite!
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Post by mawyatt »

Stunning shots sir!! A 5" spider, wow!!

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Post by papilio »

Thank you mawyatt!
-- Michael


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Nikon D800E, Sigma 150mmOS Apo, Canon MP-E65, Mitutoyo Plan Apo 10X/NA0.28

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Post by DQE »

All the photos are amazing, but the third photo is striking for its intense colors.
-Phil

"Diffraction never sleeps"

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Post by papilio »

Thanks DQE!

A lot of tarantula people have enjoyed that photo, being able to finally see what the spider's popular orange "Nike stripes" are actually made of. :)
-- Michael


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Nikon D800E, Sigma 150mmOS Apo, Canon MP-E65, Mitutoyo Plan Apo 10X/NA0.28

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Post by Rodney B jackson »

Yikes!!!!
~Rodney B Jackson

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