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Orb-weaver spider by JohnDSmith

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Orb-weaver spider

The “typical” orb-weaver spiders (family Araneidae) are the most common group of builders of spiral wheel-shaped webs often found in gardens, fields and forests. Their common name is taken from the round shape of this typical web, and the taxon was formerly also referred to as the Orbiculariae.

Orb-weavers have eight similar eyes, legs hairy or spiny and no stridulating organs. The Araneidae family is cosmopolitan, including many well-known large or brightly colored garden spiders. There are 3,006 species in 168 genera worldwide, making Araneidae the third largest family of spiders known (behind Salticidae and Linyphiidae).1 The orb-weavers include over 10,000 species and make up about 25% of spider diversity

Sony A100
1/100 sec.
Tamron 60mm
ISO 400
A flashlight, along with the camera flash was used to light the scene.
Norman,Oklahoma U.S.A.

The image was edited in Corel PaintShop Pro,and Photoshop 9
As you can see in the before shot,one leg was way over exposed,and I had to paint it in.

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  • Antanas
    Antanasover 3 years ago

    stunning capture

  • Thank you Antanas,…..Much appreciated !,…LOVE THE FAVE

    – JohnDSmith

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ray,…

    – JohnDSmith

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 3 years ago

    Wow!! Great close up!!

  • Wow!,…Great comment,…Awesome fave,…THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 3 years ago

    Excellent closeup John.

  • Hi Steven,…..Appreciate the comment and fave,….THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 3 years ago

    Great capture

  • Hi Joy,…..appreciate the comment and fave,……THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

  • marens
    marensover 3 years ago

    awesome macro John!!!

  • Hi Marens,……Love the comment and fave,……THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    A great capture JD. A fav Mate.

  • Hi Al,…..Glad you like this,….love the fave,…..THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Brent McMurry
    Brent McMurryover 3 years ago

    amazing capture!

  • Hi Brent,….Love the fave,and comment,……THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    great image

  • Thank you Martina,….APPRECIATED !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Yool
    Yoolover 3 years ago

  • Hi Yool,….Love the awesome feature,…..THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

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