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Discussion in 'Retouching and Post Processing' started by MidnightOil, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. I processed this photo using the same workflow used on the cars. Just to see what the result would be. What do you think?

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    Oh! The little lady a 6 inch Banana Spider that has made a home in our garden. My wife calls her “Charlotte”, I have a few other names for her.

    I’m told they are similar to the garden spider. They have a toxin that is a neuro-toxin, but nothing like a black widow has. Most people who get bitten by them just get some redness and pain where the bite mark is and it will go away in a couple of days. Of course the normal size is about 2 or 3 inches and did I mention I’m the person that usually gets bitten!

    Fred B

  2. BrendaC


    Sep 24, 2007
    6"? :eek:  I hate spiders. Nice shot though, for a spider.
  3. That's huge! I remember seeing them in Louisiana, but never bigger than about 4 inches.
    People there told me their bite only caused pain and that you might have to visit a hospital. However, the article on Wikipedia says that their venom is deadly to humans.:eek: 

  4. Thank You

    Brenda I'm not fond of them either!

    Frank - I don't believe the article is correct. The North American Banana Spider is not aggressive and would almost have to be squeezed in your hand before it bites, be sure though after that there would be hell to pay for a few days, but only in pain and swelling.

    On-the-other-hand there’s the South American Banana Spider who’s bite is almost always fatal if not treated quickly. (I think they may have mixed up, but I'm not going to test it.)

    So watch those bananas!



    Nov 29, 2006
    I really don't like spiders.....always give me the willies!.........but they do make for some fun macro shots!........

    I was told this little guy I found on my shed was a fishing spider but never really found out for sure.

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    Hope you don't mind me adding the picture....if it bothers u let me know and I'll remove it.
  6. Thanx for looking!

    Tony don't mind at all!

    Fred B
  7. StephanieHelen


    Jun 9, 2006
    I don't usually mind spiders, but 6 inches, that's a big spidey!
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