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
A flashlight, along with the camera flash was used to light the scene.
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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