Along came a spider

1 month 1 week ago - 1 month 1 week ago #696239 by usclassic
Still trying to get the hang of my new G5 X and these were shot in the shade. Maybe should have tried the fill flash on that last shot.



















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1 month 1 week ago #696242 by Chris Briggs
Nice colors here.  Spiders always remind me of how creepy critters can get.  As much as I dislike spiders, I'm always intrigued with the colors and markings on some.  Good job here.  


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1 month 1 week ago #696265 by Alyssa Briggs
Beautiful, but scary! Nice colors. Is this poisonous? 


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1 month 1 week ago #696268 by Nikon Shooter
…or maybe just a small reflector — read a simple piece of paper.

How big is that monster, an inch perhaps?

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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1 month 1 week ago #696276 by usclassic
I think it is called a banana spider.


















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1 month 1 week ago - 1 month 1 week ago #696279 by usclassic
From the underside it appears she has been wrapping eggs in a silk cocoon all day maybe why she paid no attention to me and my camera.










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1 month 1 week ago #696295 by usclassic

Alyssa Briggs wrote: Beautiful, but scary! Nice colors. Is this poisonous? 


Are banana spiders poisonous?Despite how threatening they may look, banana spiders are pretty shy. Like many spider species , they will only bite if they feel threatened. In most cases, a banana
spider bite will only produce slight redness and pain at the bite site,
less severe than a bee sting. Their venom is traditionally too mild to
significantly affect a healthy adult human. But in the case of a more
severe reaction, consult a medical professional immediately.


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1 month 1 week ago #696333 by Shadowfixer1
It's not a banana spider. It's commonly called a writing spider. See attached.
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiope_aurantia
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1 month 1 week ago #696405 by usclassic
The writing spider perhaps because of this pattern I found with it this morning.







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1 month 1 week ago #696416 by Shadowfixer1

usclassic wrote: The writing spider perhaps because of this pattern I found with it this morning.





Those patterns are why it's called a writing spider. When I was a pup, old folks used to say if you saw your name in the spider's writing you would be dead by days end.
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