Canon EOS 350D, Canon lens 49mm, Macro mode, 1/250 sec, F/5,6
Photo made August 12, 2009 in Genk, Belgium, Europe

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Argiope bruennichi, or the Wasp Spider, is a species of orb-web spider distributed throughout central Europe, Northern Europe, north Africa and parts of Asia. Like many other members of the genus Argiope, (including St Andrew’s Cross spiders), it shows striking yellow and black markings on its abdomen.

The spider builds a spiral orb web at dawn or dusk, commonly in long grass a little above ground level, taking it approximately an hour. The prominent zigzag shape called the stabilimentum, or web decoration, featured at the centre of the orb is of uncertain function, though it may be to attract insects.
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arachnid, insect, nature, spider, wasp spider, web, zigzag, argiope, araneae, argiope bruennichi, araneidae

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  • Jens Helmstedt
    Jens Helmstedtabout 5 years ago

    Great capture Jokus!

  • Thanks Jens for the kind comment!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Wolf Read
    Wolf Readabout 5 years ago

    Beautifully captured. Crisp detail, rich color and nice bokeh.

  • Thank you so much Frostwhiteraven for the super comment, glad you like it!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • ienemien
    ienemienabout 5 years ago

    WOW!! This is so Beautiful Joke…So trange too :-)) I like the discription, how he made his web!!..Super Macro shot!! Warm kissies from ienemientje

  • Jaa Ienemientje wat een aparte spin he, zo maar gespot in het verre Belgie, zo ontzettend leuk om dit te ontdekken en over te lezen!
    Kusje je Zusje ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous macro, I haven’t seen one of these before, but I would be gone LOL, xx

  • Thanks Ann, for the super comment! It was the first time seeing this spider for me also!!! Shoot and Go …. LOL
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • alaskaman53
    alaskaman53about 5 years ago

    Wat mooi en scherp getrokken Joke, die van mij was helemaal niet goed.Hier een souvenir van Joke in action.LOL


  • Jeetje Rich wat heb je dit mooi gedaan man, wat een mooie verrassing zeg, zo knap gemaakt! Jammer dat die van jou wat minder was, kun je nog genieten van die van mij! Wist je trouwens dat het een wesp spin is? Leuke info gevonden over dit kleine beestje!
    Smakje, Joke ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 5 years ago

    The colors and markings are tremendous. A terrific shot!!!!, Bill

  • Thanks Bill for the super comment, so glad you like the wasp spider!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 5 years ago

    Great image Jokus!!

  • Thank you so much Marvin for the kind comment!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • bygeorge
    bygeorgeabout 5 years ago

    Jokus I thought this was so good – Guess what…

    Congratulations – very well done – it deserves the spotlight for a bit longer… :-))

  • Hello Bygeorge, WoW thank you so much for the feature in your group!!! I’m happy with it, this is such a special spider, never seen it before!!!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Babcia
    Babciaabout 5 years ago

    Nice job!

  • Thanks Babcia for the kind comment!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Tracey Hampton
    Tracey Hamptonabout 5 years ago

    wow great capture

  • Thank you so much Tracey for the great comment!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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