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Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
13 Sep 2014 9:57AM
Lovely clarity, Gary. Possibly a European Garden spider or similar common orb-weaver type.


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RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
13 Sep 2014 10:17AM
I couldn't ID it for you but I can appreciate the immaculate detail in which you have captured it, Gary.
I have never seen one like this wit that impressively large oval abdomen.
Hermanus 7 4 South Africa
13 Sep 2014 10:19AM
A beauty this - as much a spider can be beautiful Smile Super image Gary
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2014 10:39AM
Beautiful patterns and colour on this "beast"... She looks vicious! Grin
Good capture...
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2014 10:41AM
wow!!!! great image of whatever....
Terry L 16 609 5 England
13 Sep 2014 10:46AM
It is an Araneus quadratus, have a look HERE
Nicely captured.
Joline Plus
13 30 56 United States
13 Sep 2014 11:26AM
Chubby little ladySmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
You must keep her well fed.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2014 11:32AM
Pin sharp Gary, a wonderful capture.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
13 Sep 2014 12:23PM
Awesome detail and clarity in this marvellous close up study Gary, enough to give the arachnophobes on here nightmares!Tongue
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 163 16 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2014 12:53PM
Excellent capture GarySmile

mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
13 Sep 2014 1:00PM
Is it laying a rusty egg here Gary.
Good shot but it looks painful too !!
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 16 Canada
13 Sep 2014 1:09PM
Excellent detail in this very fat spider. Imagine lugging that big sac around!
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2014 2:02PM
Bristowe (1958) noted that it was "...certainly our heaviest as well as one of our most handsome spiders".
Above copied from the article given in the link above.
Had Ronnie not mentioned the spider's abdomen being so large, I thought it was something he'd caught!
A fascinating spider Gary and very well seen and photographed.
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taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
13 Sep 2014 2:37PM
MAGNIFICENT bristling with details, love his markings!
Nigeve1 7 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2014 2:52PM
Impressive image, great detail.
13 Sep 2014 3:33PM
Beautiful detail and colours
Mavis 18 143 2 England
13 Sep 2014 4:39PM
Could hardly look Gary but it is a fine specimen well photographed
Niknut Plus
10 2.5k 82 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2014 4:40PM
Great shot !!....impressive detail & rich colours !!......fat 'beastie' for sure !!.Smile
ali63 8 785 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2014 5:59PM
A beauty Gary,

13 Sep 2014 6:58PM
Not my kind of creature, but a beautiful close-up.
jasonrwl Plus
10 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2014 9:29PM
Thats a great macro Gary of a very impressive creature
richmowil Plus
11 411 2 England
13 Sep 2014 10:12PM
Very good detail in this fine image!! Nice one!!
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2129 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2014 10:51PM
I admire your photography, Garry, but I'm having a horrid spider week, lots of big ones in the house, and am therefore a bit spooked by this one.
ColleenA Plus
7 445 7 Australia
14 Sep 2014 1:42AM
He is soooo scary looking
Great close up/macro image. Wouldn't like to meet this spider its scary.
Lovely exposure and framing.
SlowSong Plus
11 8.9k 30 England
14 Sep 2014 7:37AM
No idea of the proper name. I just call them common garden spiders. Got hundreds of them.
Super shot, great close up. Smile
Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
14 Sep 2014 12:01PM
Superb macro Gary.
15 Sep 2014 11:47AM
Nice detailed shot.
15 Sep 2014 7:43PM
An excellent close up go this scary looking spider, Gary.

16 Sep 2014 10:16AM
Fantastic picture, pin sharp.....Mal.

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