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It’s early morn and this large female Golden Silk Orb-Weaver spider is seen with a tiny orange male partner on it’s back.
(Spider family found in Northern Australian known as Nephila pilipes)
Photo taken early morning at home, near Innisfail, Far North Queensland, Australia.

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WORK FEATURES

  • Insects, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies 23.06.2013
  • THIS & THAT 24th May, 2013
  • Artist of the Month in ARTISTS UNIVERSE March 24th, 2013
  • THE TROPICAL ZONE ~ February 20th, 2013
  • FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND group ~ 13.02.2013
  • As Is Photography Group. ~ 12 June 2014

Camera/Shoot Details
Handheld Pentax K-5 II s Lens DA* 50-135
1/6s @ f/2.8, ISO 100, FL.103mm
Date: Jan.30, 2013 Time: 7:13:54
Processed/edited via CS2.

Ref:: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_silk_orb-weaver

  • “The golden silk orb-weavers (genus Nephila) are a genus of araneomorph spiders noted for the impressive webs they weave. Nephila consists of numerous individual species found around the world. They are also commonly called golden orb-weavers, giant wood spiders, or banana spiders. In North America, the golden silk orb-weavers (see also Nephila clavipes) are sometimes referred to as writing spiders due to occasional zigzag patterns (stabilimenta) built into their webs, though these occur much more frequently in the webs of Argiope, such as the St Andrew’s Cross spider.”

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~ “Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key then another to cause vibration of the soul.”
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  • Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
    Kerryn Madsen-...over 1 year ago

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 1 year ago

  • Thanks a lot Jenny. 8 )
    (Featured in the FNQ group ~ 13.02.2013)

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work !!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    The Tropical Zone ~ FEATURES ~ February 20th, 2013

  • Thanks so much Evita. XXX

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago


    MARCH 24th, 2013
    Please POST this work in MARCH FORUM
    Instructions- 1st page of the FORUM
    Mary

  • Thanks so much for the inclusion Mary. It’s much appreciated.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dover 1 year ago

    Stunning macro!

  • Thankyou so much Kasia-D. Your very kind.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • adriangeronimo
    adriangeronimoover 1 year ago

    such a great capture!! love the details and the colors in the background are nicely matched.

  • Really appreciate your supportive feedback adriangeronimo. Thankyou very much.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations, 24th May, 2013 – Shirley, Jean & Rene

    Perhaps you might take time to leave a comment HERE

  • Thanks for the feature Shirley. Sorry I’m late in replying, I’ve been quite sick with a real nasty cold and cough.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • labaker
    labakerabout 1 year ago

    great shot Kerryn :)

  • Thanks for your supportive comment Larry.
    As just said above, sorry I’m late in replying, I’ve been quite sick with a real nasty cold and cough which just won’t let go!

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumabout 1 year ago

    Do hope you are feeling well now Kerryn, keep smiling… Shirley

  • sigh Alas, still not over Shirley. Another bug has infected my nasal passages this week. Put it down to family connecting and sharing their germs’! 8\

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisabout 1 year ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?

    CONGRATULATIONS Kerryn!
    Enjoy the Permanent Featured Gallery – June 23/2013!
    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • Thanks so much Jo for the work feature in ‘Insects, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies’

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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