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Determination: Tarantula in a tree

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 31 July 2012 in Animal & Insect.

I am not a spider lover. Never have been.
I chose this photo as I only have it due determination. Determination not to miss out. Determination to do something I really wasn't comfortable doing.
This photo was taken at night in the jungle of Borneo. I was invited to go on a night trek ... not on a nice dry path, but wading through the swamps. I was a little tetchy about wading through the water and what might end up in my boots.
If I had known there would be tarantulas in the trees .......

FUJIFILM FinePix S5500 1/125 second F/3.1 ISO 200 57 mm

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31 Jul 2012 12:09pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

This counts very much for "determination". I know well about the sensation you must have had here - small "normal" i can face now and come very close - but with this big lady? oO.

31 Jul 2012 2:22pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!

31 Jul 2012 7:31pm

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

BBBRRR well done ! such an experience !!!

31 Jul 2012 11:47pm

John Downey from Geneva, United States

As for the spider - Ick. For your flash, I recommend a bounce card.

16 Aug 2012 3:14am