Thanks to Andrew for identifying this as a Garden Orb Weaver. Appreciate it mate. These guys are apparently nocturnal feeders, and rest nearby their webs during the day. Bites can cause mild pain.
Shot on the 27th of October 2009 in Brisbane, Australia, with a Canon 450d and a 70-300 is usm telephoto with 68mm of stacked extension tubes.
Shutter: 1/50th (fired built-in flash +2)
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