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A sneaky visitor and a weevil.

This last Friday I visited Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal to attend a Christmas lunch.  While on the way up I stopped off at The Aloes Nursery and brought a few plants.  I loaded them up, had lunch and then drove home.  When I was offloading the plants I found that I has an unexpected visitor, a female rain spider complete with a large egg sac.  I was able to keep her still and fire off a few photographs before putting here in a safe place to wait for the little ones to hatch.

Here are a few photos of her (portraits) all taken with the MPE 65 and MT24EX twin light set up on the Canon.

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Yesterday I was wondering through the flowers at home and found a mating pair of weevils, the in copula shots were rather dissapointing however here are two, one taken with the 100mm f2.8 USM and the other with the MPE 65 at approximately 3x.  Both shots are lit with the MT24EX twin light. 

 

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3 responses

  1. Creepy and beautiful at the same time. Great photos!

    December 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    • Thanks, they are creepy but rather interesting to see up close.
      Thanks for the visit and for more of there see my facebook page AFROmacro

      December 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      • You’re welcome. You have amazing ones on your facebook page. Love it!

        December 10, 2012 at 2:19 pm

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