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23-JUL-2007 Rachel Pennington

Argiope aurantia: Garden Spider

Chickamauga, Georgia

We call 'em Writing Spiders and an old wives tale says that if they write your name in their web, you would die.

Canon EOS 30D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/400s f/4.0 at 200.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
Guest 06-Sep-2012 23:47
Hi everyone, I have a garden spider right in my window and she's fabulous! I call her Samatha why I don't know. I just thought of the name, she's been with me for about 1 month and has 2 web sacs. Alot of people think I'm weird because I won't kill her, I can't do it! When her babies are born, she'll probably go somewhere and die! But sometimes I'll get up real early and watch her spin her fabulous web. She's at it for hours. I'll miss her when she's gone. Talk about up close and personal!

Bernadette Black
Covington, Ga.
Georgia Yankee 26-Aug-2010 19:26
Found one of these hanging off my deck this morning - kind of frightening until I identified it. Very beautiful and impressive, plus when he feels threatened, he shakes the web violently
Mark Revill 30-Nov-2009 18:49
Awesome image of Black and Yellow Argiope Spider.
Guest 04-Nov-2009 14:13
Great close up shot. Wonderful detail. Excellent. Vote :)
Mr. Curious 01-Jul-2009 00:21
So, does writing spiders actually write?
Guest 01-Feb-2008 01:12
Wonderful! Exquisite detail.
Jay Levin05-Dec-2007 22:42
Outstanding detail and color in this chilling image. :)
Digipets22-Sep-2007 18:29
Super shot, Rachel. Fascinatingly beautiful spider.
Guest 12-Aug-2007 20:33
Nice detail.
Terri Steele04-Aug-2007 16:49
Fantastic clarity and detail in this really interesting specimen. ;)
Guest 28-Jul-2007 15:31
Very nice shot of this interesting spider.
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