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O for Orb spider


Her full name is a Golden Orb spider - the silk has a golden sheen to it.

While male spiders are regular-sized, females are evolutionary giants.
The body-length of a female Orb spider can be as large as 3.8 centimetres with legs spanning 10-12 centimeters!

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Doug Cruden20-Oct-2021 19:10
That's a beautiful shot Chris, excellent capture
Walter Otto Koenig16-Oct-2021 17:53
Nice close up from this angle. It looks quite large.
Dennis Hoyne15-Oct-2021 23:54
You caught this on in a beautiful pose with that sky behind.
larose forest photos15-Oct-2021 23:45
She's a beauty. Love the orb weavers and their intricate webs. V
laine15-Oct-2021 21:46
Brisbane 2008, I remember it well :) Such beautiful spiders. V
LynnH15-Oct-2021 19:00
We have a lot of the orb spiders in Texas. Fascinating critters! V
carol j. phipps15-Oct-2021 18:39
Epic photo from this point of view. Wow! that is big. V
Johnny JAG15-Oct-2021 18:34
Yikes, that's much too big enough!
Ray :)15-Oct-2021 18:07
Indeed, females can be quite scary ;-)

Superb shot Chris.
Apostolos Tikopoulos15-Oct-2021 15:30
Excellent close up. VVV
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