St Andrew's Cross Spider2. by Margaret Stevens

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Another view of a different spider, same species as the previous one.

Argiope keyserlingi.
Female Argiope ocyaloides.

Medium-sized spider with silver head and white body with coloured bands; silver and black legs held in pairs to make an X.

Diversity & Distribution
Common along coastal eastern Australia. Several similar species occur along the east coast with different species occurring in inland Queensland.
A small black species (Argiope ocyaloides) is often seen against the bark of burnt trees.
A number of minor bites resulting in mild local pain have been recorded.
Camera: Nikon D5000.
F Stop: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter Speed: 1/60
Focal Length: 55mm
Max. Ap: 5


spider, web, insect, nature, creepy crawley, st andrews cross

Retired many years from nursing. I live in beautiful Buderim, Queensland.
I use a Nikon D5000.
I like to capture natural settings, anything else that catches my attention.
I also delve into digital art and mixed media – all self taught.

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  • Leon Heyns
    Leon Heynsover 3 years ago

    lovely color and very interesting Margaret

  • This is from way back Leon! Thank you for the comment!

    – Margaret Stevens

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks Larry!

    – Margaret Stevens

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeon5 months ago

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