I was doing a bit of work in the garden this afternoon and moved a couple of old empty plant pots. Inside I found this red back spider. Not quite up to Alan's standards shooting hand held stacks, but Red Backs are an Australian icon. The first image was from my phone, so has that over-sharpened look.
It was quite active inspecting it's web after I first disturbed it, but when I returned later with a proper camera, it was settled and didn't want to move much at all, so I was a bit constrained in the angles I could get.
Redback_2 (Nikon D7000, Tamron SP90)
Looking closely, the spider seems to be a leg short!
Just about to settle down the for the evening on Sunday, when I spotted this guy in the corner. (it might actually mean I can give a weekly photo challenge a go for this year...)
White Tail Face
Looks a bit ugly compared to some of the jumping spiders I've photographed before. (What is the world coming to when I'm considering the attractiveness of spiders?) White tails also apparently have a nasty bite which can cause severe reactions.
Usual set up - Nikon D7000, Tamron SP90, handheld single exposure, on camera flash + LED flash light.
Last night a couple of Pholcus phalangioides send my wife screaming from the shower.
Daddy Long Legs
Sorry only pictures of these, not my wife.
After capturing and taking them downstairs for mug shots before releasing them in to the back yard
one of them just disappeared. I looked everywhere for it, but couldn't find it. I decided I wouldn't say anything about loosing one before reaching the yard and went to pack my camera away.
There it was hiding on the front of the lens. The Tamron SP90 does have quite a recessed front element, so plenty space for it. I'm surprised I didn't see some sign of it in the picture given I was manually set at minimum focus.
Images: Close-ups Nikon D7000 with Tamron SP90. View of lens Nikon J1 with 10 f/2.8