whoah where did you come from? by koalagardens

whoah where did you come from?

I think we both thought the same thing really - I love these guys - that head is amazing!
The body is something else as well!
February 13th, 2020  
The head is great !
February 13th, 2020  
What a beauty!
February 13th, 2020  
She is indeed a beauty - hope she's coping with the rain.
February 13th, 2020  
Beautiful yet creepy do they move suddenly and fast ?
February 13th, 2020  
@beryl they can move fast, and they are pretty big, this one is not fully grown but would have been about 8 inches long. I have so many memories of being fascinated with them as a child and catching them and just observing them walk up and down an arm or leg. Apparently we have like 160 different species of them here - I really like the face on this one :)
February 13th, 2020  
@vignouse I think she will be very happy as all insects, including ones she preys on are exploding out of everywhere :)
February 13th, 2020  
@koalagardens Thanks - the thought of them giving a sudden spurt - freaks me a little -like the effect of the quick and sudden movement of spiders have on me !
February 13th, 2020  
What a gorgeous insect, can't help but love them. How do you like your EM10markII? I have the original which I don't get on with very well, prefer Panasonic but I DO like the live composite/time functions which I hope to use later this year. If the gods of plans of old ladies don't desert us, my friend & I are going Milky Way hunting. The EM1 mark 3 has a special setting but it's way out of my pocket range.
February 13th, 2020  
Amazing shot, very sharp, amazing you could get so close to him
February 13th, 2020  
Great capture, like the PoV and the macro feel
February 13th, 2020  
Wow. I had a big lady like this on my verandah this morning. At one stage she had her long forearms stretched straight out in front of her like pointers. Amazing creatures indeed.
February 13th, 2020  
Brilliant detailed shot...fav
February 13th, 2020  
8” long? Oh my. Ours are green and maybe 3” long at their biggest (that’s a word, right?).
February 13th, 2020  
What a beauty you have here, love that face and the droplet on the leg :-)
February 13th, 2020  
Wow, great find and capture.
February 13th, 2020  
bep
Gorgeous creature.
February 13th, 2020  
Wow...Such an outstanding closeup shot with great details
February 13th, 2020  
@jesika2 thanks they really are stunning :) I love my olympus - only got it last year and I had the macro lens on for this shot. there are limitations to it, well to the lenses I own, so I use it for some shots and the canon for others.
February 13th, 2020  
@beryl they tend to show a certain amount of executive function, but that may be a trick of their physical characteristics - like the way she is looking at me and can turn her head on a neck. I found her, then raced inside, got the camera, changed lens and came and sat quietly beside her and had to fiddle around a bit to get the camera in the right spot and focused how I wanted with the macro lens. All that time she moved position of the front legs a couple of times, rocked a little a couple of times, but otherwise just sat still.
They can fly short distances, males can fly quite well.
They will bite if really provoked, but I think most aussie kids grew up playing with them and they are usually quite gentle. And yet they are meat eating predators, but not venomous.
February 13th, 2020  
@louannwarren yeah we have tiny green ones, medium green ones, ones that have surprising markings and bits of colour - all shapes and sizes, apparently 160 different species here :)
February 13th, 2020  
@swchappell yes I sat on the ground and approached slowly, they are really quite placid with humans if you move slowly they don't spook much
February 13th, 2020  
Great find & shot!
February 13th, 2020  
love it fav
February 13th, 2020  
Beautiful micro.
February 13th, 2020  
Fabulous macro and subject.
February 13th, 2020  
Love the detail, pose, color
February 14th, 2020  
He’s posing for you! I always love photographing these in the summer. I think they heads are so interesting and they usually give a fun expression. Great capture.
February 14th, 2020  
Wow wonderful capture and details Fav
February 14th, 2020  
8" long, now that is a large insect! Great that you had time to grab the camera and change lenses and still capture this.
February 14th, 2020  
How cool, so love how it is looking back at you! Fantastic image.
February 14th, 2020  
Wow, now that's up close and personal. Great shot.
February 14th, 2020  
Great close up
February 14th, 2020  
Great close up
February 14th, 2020  
@gardencat I know right! I was so sure I would emerge from the house and she would be gone, but it was my lucky day :) I came back a bit later and she was nowhere to be seen, so it was pure luck!
February 14th, 2020  
@kschroed their expressions are always fascinating
February 14th, 2020  
Fav-tastic shot! 160 different kinds- that's amazing. This is such a great shot- just love that "she's" looking straight at you.
February 15th, 2020  
What a wonderful closeup of this amazing creature. I just love the face looking straight at the camera.
February 15th, 2020  
@olivetreeann thanks! you can tell she is a 'she' as girls have 6 abdominal segments and boys have 8 :)
February 15th, 2020  
Super capture...do you think she is exercising?
February 15th, 2020  
@happysnaps hahaha weightlifting micro blue metal gravel you think?
February 15th, 2020  
Oh, just a wonderful expression! What a delightful shot.
February 16th, 2020  
Congratulations on the TT this week! A fav from me too! :)
February 21st, 2020  
Wow! Congratulations on the TT!
February 21st, 2020  
Wow -- this is just perfect!! Congrats on TT!!
February 22nd, 2020  
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