extreme bird watching

I use my greenhouse as a hide to photograph the birds feeding in our kitchen tree.yesterday I encountered this nightmare.needless to say I no longer use my hide the toms and cucumbers go unpicked .honest I am not a wimp,My granddaughter of six took this photo she thinks I have a sore hand and can,t hold the camera .

her name is araneus diadematus she is much larger than the male .one of britains largest spiders nickname crossed spider .she has eight eyes and they are all looking at me .ps i am a wimp.

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19 Sep, 2010
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aster said:

Well she does look HUGE Mact,and quite beautiful.Just think of all those nasties she's keeping off your veg :))
Well done to your granddaughter she's already a good photographer and budding naturalist :))

19 Sep, 2010
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geecee said:

'Everything is beautiful in its own way' :)

19 Sep, 2010
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jane said:

Agree with both..Mac..your granddaughter is a star !!!! Young..and totally without fear !!!

19 Sep, 2010
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sixpence said:

Great little photographer she is and braver than her nan / grand dad, hehehe like the ps hehe.

20 Sep, 2010
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bonkersbon said:

She certainly is a beauty !!

21 Sep, 2010
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david said:

Lovely markings, colours and Latin name, Mact!! Well done, young photographer! :-))

22 Sep, 2010
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lincslass said:

That would put me off as well, I`m also a wimp but have to agree your grandaughter is great with the camera...

11 Oct, 2010
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katrina said:

i think i saw one of them. is it about 6 cm?

11 Oct, 2010
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mactumpshie said:

katrina,it started off at 6cms.by the time I had told the story ten times it had grown to 40 cms .

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