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Copyright: Tim Inman (tinman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-09
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon Macro EF 100mm F2.8 USM, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb, Hoya UV Filter
Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-04-28 4:27
Viewed: 4096
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Golden Orb-Web Spider -with many thanks to all that assisted in the ID!

It is about 4.5 - 5 cm large and has a large web near my front gate.

Taken through the leaves surrounding the web while kneeling, cropped, small correction for contrast and brightness, then resized and run the high pass filter to sharpen up a little

Crits most welcome and identification would be a bonus! Thanks. Tim

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It looks like a golden orb-web spider. It belong to the family Tetragnathidae, subfamily Nephilinae. There are
two genera: Nephila (Golden orb-web spiders) and the monophyletic genus Nephilengys
(hermit spiders). There are three species in the genus Nephila: Nephila pilipes fenestrata
(black-legged golden orb-web spider), Nephila senegalensis annulata (banded-legged golden
orb-web spider) and Nephila inaurata madagascariensis (red-legged golden orb-web spider).

I believe this is Nephila pilipes. Great shot, lovley spider, where do you stay? :)

Technically I would have liked more light on the subject and a bit more DOF. (ISO400?) The cut off foot is a minor nit.

This is a nice one to test drive the lens, barbeque? :)

Hi Tim, hope you don't mind but I felt this was a little soft, so did a slight workshop to sharpen it up.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
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Our good friend from SA - golden orb :-) Impressive picture, typical for spiders' shots composition, nice colours. I like it. WS is also very good.

Excelent shot, well done on this composition.


Nice capture, framed a little bit too tight on top and focus a little soft. Very good POV.
Well done.

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