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About to molt...

By alistairfarrugia    
I caught this Garden Spider on a number of photos during the molting process. This was the sharpest image I got from the shooting spree, and there's almost no sign that the molting process is about to begin. On another day, I'll upload an image that shows the spider around 90% into the process. At first I didn't realise what I had shot (thought it was a spider with long legs), only on examining the pictures later did I realise it was the molting process!

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29 Oct 2012 8:27PM
Nice capture of the moult..............GrinGrinGrinGrin

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JawDborn Plus
5 1.1k 1 England
5 Nov 2012 3:39PM
Great shot! Why not pop it into the "Insect and Small animals Group."?Smile
alistairfarrugia 4 164 88 Malta
5 Nov 2012 9:27PM
Will try find the group and upload there. Thanks for the heads up.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
27 Dec 2012 1:17PM
Awesome detail in this macro, I've never witnessed a spider moulting before

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