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Old 04-19-2013, 08:24 AM   #241
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:33 AM   #242
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Mtnguy, these are impressive.
How did you manage to get the one of the bat ?
The hummingbird feeder was over top of 1 of the dinner tables. The bats were the nightly entertainment. Those little puppies were about as quick as hummingbirds.

Here is 1 that landed for a couple of seconds:

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Those shots were taken with my underwater range finder 35mm camera, so I had to estimate the distance and there were no options to zoom in.

We also found this bad boy (or girl) on the porch right outside of 1 of the rooms.

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We never did figure what the white thing on the rear was.

Just to put things in perspective, this is the terminal (and only building) at the airport:

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Old 04-19-2013, 09:10 AM   #243
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That's one big wolf spider (or at least it looks big).
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:12 AM   #244
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That's one big wolf spider (or at least it looks big).
Think that was a tarantula. And that puppy was big.....those floor planks were at least 10" wide, and maybe 12".
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You are talking Virginia; Right? Tarantulas are not known to live in VA, weather gets too cold in the winter. If that is a tarantula it is escaped from someone's home or was brought in by truck.

When living in TN, I saw some extremely large wolf spiders.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:48 AM   #246
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I shutter to look at that spider (No pun intended). That would freak me out. I don't think I could sleep with one around. Where was that taken? That airport terminal is a scream!!! Looks more like a make-shift bus stop in a third world country. Good pic.
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[QUOTE=mtnguy;353341]I am impressed on the pictures that have the hummingbirds in flight. I have not been very successful with capturing those fast little puppies. The pictures here should inspire me to more attempts this summer.

Just don't "Chase them around the yard" MtnGuy. From what I know, they scare easy. Although, your Hawaiin shirt should be a good attractant. LOL
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:05 AM   #248
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You are talking Virginia; Right? Tarantulas are not known to live in VA, weather gets too cold in the winter. If that is a tarantula it is escaped from someone's home or was brought in by truck.

When living in TN, I saw some extremely large wolf spiders.
No, the tarantula photo, as well as the fruit bat and airport terminal were all taken in Utila.....1 of the bay islands off the coast of Honduras.

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I checked the bed thoroughly every nite before going to sleep.


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That airport terminal is a scream!!!
The runway had weeds growing out of the cracks. 5 minutes before the plane arrived, a couple of locals came and tagged our luggage.....before that it was just us there. No ticket counter, no security to mess with. The luggage was loaded by the pilot and co-pilot.
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The luggage was loaded by the pilot and co-pilot...
... who had just come out of the local bar
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No, the tarantula photo, as well as the fruit bat and airport terminal were all taken in Utila.....1 of the bay islands off the coast of Honduras.



I checked the bed thoroughly every nite before going to sleep.




The runway had weeds growing out of the cracks. 5 minutes before the plane arrived, a couple of locals came and tagged our luggage.....before that it was just us there. No ticket counter, no security to mess with. The luggage was loaded by the pilot and co-pilot.
Sorry, I just assumed which was not the right thing to do.
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