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The common Orb Spider found in most gardens and woodland

The Orb Weaver Spiders web has always been thought of as an engineering marvel. In building it, the spider starts with a line, floated on the wind to another surface. The spider secures the line and then drops another line from the center, making a "Y". The rest of the scaffolding follows with a number of radii of non-sticky silk being constructed before a final spiral of sticky capture silk. Characteristically, the prey insect that blunders into the sticky lines is stunned by a quick bite and then wrapped in silk. If the prey is a venomous insect, such as a wasp, wrapping may precede biting.

Sincere thanks for all your votes and comments on my previous uploads

Kind regards
Del

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 / ZS7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 Oct 2010 - 10:59 AM
Focal Length:4.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.3
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:+0.33
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
Title:Orb - Weaver Spider
Username:Delbon Delbon
Uploaded:10 Dec 2011 - 12:11 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Orb spider, Web, Wildlife / nature
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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 12:27 AM

I like your infromative text as well as this super macro!

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JPatrickM
JPatrickM  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 12:27 AM

Great macro shot. Imagine if it really was this size !
Patrick

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 12:41 AM

excellent shot and learned something as well. thanks for that

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 12:43 AM

What a superb shot of the Orb (well named given the shape of it's abdomen), Del: the detail is really impressive.
And your accompanying narrative adds so much to one's knowledge of the subject.
Ronnie.

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 12:47 AM

I hate spiders no matter how cleaver they are. He is handsome and hairy I must admit but he gives me goose bumps,
so I am glad he is your side of the fence……….

Jocelia……...

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
10 Dec 2011 - 12:57 AM

The Orb spider is a weaver. How about the Red Back have you done that one yet........... A mighty close up. Well done. WesternRed.

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samarmishra
10 Dec 2011 - 2:42 AM

Hi Del, this is a superb image, excellent details in the image.. frantastic...

Samar..

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 6:24 AM

A cracking close-up, Del, wonderful detail in this beautiful spider. Carol

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 7:45 AM

Great detail and an interesting write up. Good stuff. A

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senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 8:07 AM

great detail capture, .. and pretty ingenious insect it is Wink Grin

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