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Images to Share / Re: Pamphobeteus spp.
« Last post by Douglas on Today at 01:27:21 AM »
Well here's a photo from a ways back of a different individual  but again a male of the same species. This showing it's size compared to my hand (hand was flat on the ground so no cheating). They are totally nonchalant and would never try to attack you unless you try to pick them up in which case they'd think you're going to eat them so of course would bite. They are present all the time but I only see them when they rove about to find a female. Day time forays are potentially very dangerous for them as they can be spotted and stung by the parasitic Tarantula Hawk Wasp. Their bite could be pretty bad but wouldn't hold a candle to the pain from being stung by one of those wasps.

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Images to Share / Re: Pamphobeteus spp.
« Last post by AScot on Yesterday at 09:15:32 PM »
God! I'm so glad I live in Canada. Is that a Tarantula? what size is it? or what is it's leg span, could you please lift it up and measure it?
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Images to Share / Re: A couple from Melbourne's docklands
« Last post by CHOLLY on Yesterday at 03:00:13 PM »
#2 for me John. I like it.
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Images to Share / Re: Pamphobeteus spp.
« Last post by CHOLLY on Yesterday at 02:55:58 PM »
Douglas, we need a reference so we'll know how big he is.

Go back, pick it up (or let him crawl into your hand, up your arm, over your shoulder, and onto the top of your head) and take another picture!

:lol:

But SERIOUSLY; nice image. ;)
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Images to Share / Pamphobeteus spp.
« Last post by Douglas on Yesterday at 01:26:30 PM »
A male

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Images to Share / Re: A couple from Melbourne's docklands
« Last post by chappo1 on Yesterday at 04:22:53 AM »
Not unlike some modern art I see in our galleries Douglas.....john 
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Images to Share / Re: A couple from Melbourne's docklands
« Last post by Douglas on Yesterday at 12:27:05 AM »
Interesting information for those of us not familiar with the area. The sculpture though is disappointing. While it is illustrative of cows trapped in trees during floods I don't think it is much more than that i.e. successful artistically beyond the back story.
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Images to Share / Re: A couple from Melbourne's docklands
« Last post by chappo1 on December 08, 2017, 04:01:58 AM »
A sculpture by Australian artist John Kelly, exhibited in Paris and the Hague before it was installed in Melbourne.
see here
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/cow-up-a-tree

The Docklands area is a controversial re-development of railway yards and docks. A laissez faire state government allowed developers to build apartments, restaurants, amusements, offices without any master plan of how it all fitted together.  (My personal view of course).
It is a great place to visit but has no soul (again in my view).  There are some interesting structures and sculptures.  I have more in my image archives but finding time to reduce them to 200px is the issue.

Wrong time of day for lighting on these of course....john
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Images to Share / Re: A couple from Melbourne's docklands
« Last post by BrianNZ on December 08, 2017, 02:41:40 AM »
the old cow in the tree sculpture  - has been there a long time and no ones got it down yet lol  - Im sure Chappo can tell you the real story about it
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Images to Share / Re: A couple from Melbourne's docklands
« Last post by Douglas on December 08, 2017, 01:44:00 AM »
That's a curious sculpture in the second image. Can you tell us more about it?
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