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Taken in my back garden yesterday. I was amazed at the wonderful designs on him as I looked more closely, at this little creature I do not really like - A Spider!
Do you know what it's called pleased?
Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my last upload.
Marian

Thanks for the ID, Title now changed.

Camera:Sigma SD-14
Lens:70mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Orb Spider
Username:Marian Marian
Uploaded:8 Aug 2008 - 9:16 AM
Tags:Spider, Wildlife / nature
Votes:35

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Lexical
Lexical  7 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2008 - 9:21 AM

Brilliant capture

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nolongeramember

ITs a orb spider marian... nick name cross spider cos it has a little cross on its back....!!! they are little garden spiders ..!!!

Really beautifully composed

Nikki !

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mohikan22
mohikan22  102188 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2008 - 9:34 AM

could also be the uk common garden spider.
its a great shot whichever it is lol
matt.

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Marian
Marian  962 forum posts England
8 Aug 2008 - 9:35 AM

Thanks for help with the ID, Nikki & Matt.

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jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2008 - 9:37 AM

Great shot, so full of detail.
John

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whiteswan01
8 Aug 2008 - 10:05 AM

wow great closeup superb detail
Dawn

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peterhookwilde
8 Aug 2008 - 10:15 AM

nice shot(hate the little beggars)

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roverrat
roverrat e2 Member 6roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2008 - 10:24 AM

Lovely shot Marian, I think it would benefit from a little more contrast.
Alex

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challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2008 - 11:49 AM

Excellent close up!

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KangaGal
KangaGal  664 forum posts Australia
8 Aug 2008 - 12:07 PM

It's a ...bider. That's what my daughter called these when little. lol.
Jenny

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lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2008 - 12:59 PM

Excellent close up

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foggytwo  1136 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2008 - 3:28 PM

Wonderful detail in this fab close up Marian,looks fierce.
Pete.

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Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2008 - 3:37 PM

A fantastic macro, such great detail.
Bob

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2008 - 1:24 PM

He is really beautiful why on earth am I scared of them
Mavis

Last Modified By MickyMc at 9 Aug 2008 - 1:24 PM

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ChristineL
9 Aug 2008 - 3:40 PM

it's a hairy little beastie, a lovely close up Marian,
Chris.

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janet
janet  1227 forum posts England
11 Aug 2008 - 12:13 PM

Superb capture Marian!

Jan.

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2008 - 3:17 PM

Lovely detail in this one Marian. please excuse the clicks for a while.
Geoff.

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2008 - 10:03 AM

Oh well, that's what I call close up! Super detail,
Johanna

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Tracey_McGovern e2 Member 6Tracey_McGovern vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2008 - 7:30 PM

Great close up. Tracey

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tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 11:24 PM

Stunning closeup Marian; the detail is superb, that cross pattern is amazing and almost looks cute - how big was it?
Tim

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Marian
Marian  962 forum posts England
31 Aug 2008 - 3:54 PM

Once again, many thanks for your comments.
Tim: He was quite big - I would estimate about 1 1/2 inches.

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2008 - 5:47 PM

That sounds properly scary if that was the body Grin
Tim

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Marian
Marian  962 forum posts England
1 Sep 2008 - 8:20 AM

Yes, he was scary until I saw the markings on him, and I quite got to like him.

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