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Orb Spider

By Marian
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.

Tags: Spider Wildlife and nature

Voters: Lexical, Badgerfred, nolongeramember and 32 more

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Comments


8 Aug 2008 9:21AM
Brilliant capture

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8 Aug 2008 9:28AM
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 !
mohikan22 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2008 9:34AM
could also be the uk common garden spider.
its a great shot whichever it is lol
matt.
Marian 11 62 England
8 Aug 2008 9:35AM
Thanks for help with the ID, Nikki & Matt.
jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
8 Aug 2008 9:37AM
Great shot, so full of detail.
John
8 Aug 2008 10:05AM
wow great closeup superb detail
Dawn
8 Aug 2008 10:15AM
nice shot(hate the little beggars)
8 Aug 2008 10:24AM
Lovely shot Marian, I think it would benefit from a little more contrast.
Alex
challicew 8 1 1 South Africa
8 Aug 2008 11:49AM
Excellent close up!
KangaGal 8 66 Australia
8 Aug 2008 12:07PM
It's a ...bider. That's what my daughter called these when little. lol.
Jenny
8 Aug 2008 12:59PM
Excellent close up
foggytwo 13 36 1 Scotland
8 Aug 2008 3:28PM
Wonderful detail in this fab close up Marian,looks fierce.
Pete.
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
8 Aug 2008 3:37PM
A fantastic macro, such great detail.
Bob
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2008 1:24PM
He is really beautiful why on earth am I scared of them
Mavis
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2008 3:40PM
it's a hairy little beastie, a lovely close up Marian,
Chris.
janet 14 27 England
11 Aug 2008 12:13PM
Superb capture Marian!

Jan.
FeatherFriend 9 38 217 England
11 Aug 2008 3:17PM
Lovely detail in this one Marian. please excuse the clicks for a while.
Geoff.
12 Aug 2008 10:03AM
Oh well, that's what I call close up! Super detail,
Johanna
12 Aug 2008 7:30PM
Great close up. Tracey
tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2008 11:24PM
Stunning closeup Marian; the detail is superb, that cross pattern is amazing and almost looks cute - how big was it?
Tim
Marian 11 62 England
31 Aug 2008 3:54PM
Once again, many thanks for your comments.
Tim: He was quite big - I would estimate about 1 1/2 inches.
tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2008 5:47PM
That sounds properly scary if that was the body Grin
Tim
Marian 11 62 England
1 Sep 2008 8:20AM
Yes, he was scary until I saw the markings on him, and I quite got to like him.

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