I said in the General Photos thread, that one of my main loves, is Macro Photography. I enjoy geting up close and personal with the lens into wildlife, in attempt to capture details that would be otherwise unseen to the naked eye.
One of my favourite ways to do this, is with my Tarantulas, as there is just sooo much detail that cannot be discerned with the eyes alone.
Knowing how squeemish some people can be for anything to do with spiders, I thought it best to open a new thread for images of our more exotic pets (and wildlife), so as if anyone here does have such an aversion to spiders and insects, that you don't accidentally stumble upon your worst nightmare with a casual look through the other photos thread.
This one has clear warnings tagged on it -- so you know exactly what you're going to come into visual contact with in here.
If you do not want to see pictures of large hairy spiders (and other insects, reptiles etc.) -- then this topic is likely not for you. You have been suitably warned.
Any of your images of Exotic animals, be they your actual pets or not, as long as the images are yours, will be most welcome in this thread.
Many people I've met and spoken to about T's are under the erroneous impression that they are all boring black, brown or greyish colours -- but as you shall discover -- this could not be further from the truth. It is one of the many things that make tarantulas such beautiful and fascinating creatures to many -- the vast array of amazing colour variations and combinations.
I'll start things off with a few shots of my most beloved "T" (as we call them in the tarantula keeping 'hobby').
She is a Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens, to give her the proper scientific nomenclature (as is preferred in the hobby, to avoid confusion between the many similar sounding 'common names').
Her common name is a Greenbottle Blue -- or simply a GBB for short.
She comes from the arid coastal desert scrublands of Los Medanos de Coro, in Falcon State, Venezuela. Although like most t's in the hobby, she is captive bred, and raised by me from a tiny little spiderling, no bigger than my little fingernail (at the time).
She currently has approximately a seven inch diagonal legspan, though these images are a couple of years old, so she's more like five inches here.
I hope you enjoyed her beauty as much as I do. I have thousands of images captured over the years, and have documented her growth photographically from spiderling to date, so there will be plenty more shots to come, if you're interested.