A Golden Orb spider faced with the task of fixing it’s web after apparently securing diner.

These beautiful spiders are native to Australia and belong to the genus Nephila which is represented in Australia by five species.
They are named Golden Orbs because, if you look at their webs in the right light, they have a distinct golden colour and so do their egg sacs.
Golden Orb-weaving Spiders are not aggressive and their first response to a threat is usually to run.

Captured near Maldon in Central Victoria using a Canon EOS 450D with a 55 – 250mm lens
Shutter – 1/197
Aperture – f6.4
ISO – 200
FL – 131mm

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Comments

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 4 years ago

    A superb capture sweetheART love it! a fave ;~} Happy hippy hugglez

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome shot Andrew love the colour of the web and great details on the spider

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot Andrew….Great lighting…

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 4 years ago

    Which your talent composition, bring the wonderful artwork:)..all memo are precious, painful for lesson, pleasure for raise our heart…
    Keep clean environment & save world energy is our responsible…
    Best regards,
    Sunny

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kalmost 4 years ago

    you can see why its a golden orb, having seen one recently, yes up close..lol. they are a large, but i didnt get that close, you can see the golden dots on her back, great macro andrew :)) k

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent Capture, Andrew…

  • David Smith
    David Smithalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent take Andrew.D./

  • mspfoto
    mspfotoalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent, love the detail.

  • Karri Klawiter
    Karri Klawiteralmost 4 years ago

    Thanks for being a part of the Arachnids Group

  • Ted Widen
    Ted Widenalmost 4 years ago

    These spiders are also found in South Africa, they are very cool! Brilliant capture Andrew!!

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