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Green Huntsman,  Gnathopalystes sp by melvynyeo Green Huntsman,  Gnathopalystes sp by melvynyeo
Pretty huntsman spider with cool eyes marking :) Taken at night in Singapore.

Quote from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntsman…
Sparassids are eight-eyed spiders. The eyes appear in two largely forward-facing rows of four on the anterior aspect of the prosoma. Many species grow very large – in Laos, Heteropoda maxima males attain a legspan of 250–300 mm (about 10–12 in). Persons unfamiliar with spider taxonomy commonly confuse large species with tarantulas, but huntsman spiders can generally be identified by their legs, which, rather than being jointed vertically relative to the body, are twisted in such a way that in some attitudes the legs extend forward in a crab-like fashion.

On their upper surfaces the main colours of huntsman spiders are inconspicuous shades of brown or grey, but many species have undersides more or less aposematically marked in black-and-white, with reddish patches over the mouthparts. Their legs bear fairly prominent spines, but the rest of their bodies are smoothly furry. They tend to live under rocks, bark and similar shelters, but human encounters are commonly in sheds, garages and other infrequently-disturbed places. The banded huntsman (Holconia) is large, grey to brown with striped bands on its legs. The Badge Huntsman (Neosparassus) is larger still, brown and hairy. The tropical or brown huntsman (Heteropoda) is also large and hairy, with mottled brown, white and black markings. The eyesight of these spiders is not nearly as good as that of the Salticidae (jumping spiders). Nevertheless, their vision is quite sufficient to detect approaching humans or other large animals from some distance.
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DaniPooLuv Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
nice
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raido-ehwaz Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
Incredibly beautiful.
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CrimsonMewtwo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
I swear I love green huntsman so much, ever since I saw a picture of one a couple years ago. I want to play with one...^^' or at least see one in person someday. You has such pretty spiders where you live.
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ssabbath Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
what a beautifull species!
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kobaltkween Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing!
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Moohiss Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg... it looks ilke a grape O_o
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Pacific-JapITany Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he's a really pretty spider-- if more looked like this, i woun't mind spiders so much.
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darkqueen333 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HE'S SO CUTE <3
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Gooley527 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Notice the war paint on his face...
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TheAwkwardKhajiit Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
....actually, it's really pretty 
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful shot and model, Thank You.
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animallover91235 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This will give me an excuse for not going outside next Friday :P
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jama16 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
O_O i hate spiders and im scared to death of them Run Away  but that is pretty cool Thumbs Up 
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bearpark Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Thats Beautiful,  such vibrant colours,   Where do they live?
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Ghostlykoopa Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow that thing looks really cool nice shot
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TR-the-Animator Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
That is a neat looking critter.
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phillsd Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
0_0 and there  goes  my lack of sleep
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Bozonetheclown Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
sweet
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EvilPigPowers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa! The colors on this spider are just beautiful. Very well done on shooting a photo of it. :)
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HannahrArt Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
geh I hate spiders but this is hard to not look at *cringing*
Great photography work
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its back looks kind of like a tennis ball! haha
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ARTMAKER1936 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hunt-S-Man LoL the name suggest that this spider doesn't hunt bugs haha 
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ARTMAKER1936 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So cute LoL :iconmariolaplz:
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nati11184 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty x)
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RaymondEternal Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally Cool :D Awesome Shot 
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ShadedDusk Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm thoroughly amazed, and scared. KILL IT WITH FIRE! XD Please don't, it's really cool.
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underbust Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Wow. <3
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Lexi247 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
What a wonderful shade of green! Almost like a hard candy!
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a gorgeous coloured huntsman.
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