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Golden Orb web spider

Golden Orb web spider
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-03
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-24 3:12
Viewed: 3464
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Webs of steel: The Golden Orb Web Spider is not the largest spider, but makes the largest and strongest web. It gets its name from the golden color of its silk.
The web can run from the top of a tree 6m high and up to 2m wide. Unlike other spider webs, the Golden Orb Web Spider's web is not dismantled often and can last several years.

In the picture: Larger female on left and the smaller male on right.

Apologies for not commenting recently on your images ...I am too busy at work! ;)

Image taken in RAW, ISO200, Aperture priority mode and Evaluative metering system!

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Hello George,
It's a beautiful spider.Nice colour.Good details.Excellent.....


Ciao George. Another excellentsharpened and focused capture agaist the amazing dark BG.


Hi George,
very interesting and nice photo of this horrible spider :)
Nice point of view. Very good sharpness exactly on the main object.
Nice natural colours.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello George
Interesting – Beautiful – Technically perfect.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-24 6:15]

Hi George,magnificent macro and a magic light inside,another beautiful work my friend,but now you MUST stop the work..eheheh...life is one!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

A magic pic full of mistery and good details ( we have a feeling that we can touch the spider... ).Wow George, my dear friend! What a pic!!!
I can´t imagine you doing better! Oh yea!Great job!


Hallo George,
a beautiful macro shot of the Golden Orb Web Spider taken from an excellent lateral point of view with amazing details, beautiful colours, a very good graphic visual impact
Have a good weekend
Ciao Maurizio

You've captured the fine details of the spider very nicely.The bands of orange on the legs are interesting. regards yiannis

Hello George

Great macro shot with fine POV,
superb focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hello George,
Another great macro!! Well done and tfs.
Don't work too hard!!

  • corjan3 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 49 N: 964] (4707)
  • [2011-06-24 14:11]

Hello George,
I suspect it is the same species of which I posted an image earlier. It had the same untidy and yet very well structured web. Excellent that you show both male and female here in great quality. Brief but informative note. Best wishes.

Wow, impressive shot! The tiny one must be the male!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-25 7:22]

Hello George,
Fantastic photo in great sharpness, details and very beautiful colours. Nice matching BG. Pleasing diagonal composition.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-06-25 8:28]

Hello George,
Wow, how do you find these exciting scenes?! This is fantastic with great focus on male and female. I wonder if the female gobbled him up! Technically excellent in all respects.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Mmmmm ... sometimes I think you post photos to someone deigns to criticize almost a bit!
I think the POV is not entirely suitable for this spider, although that may apologize if taken into account, we wanted to include the small male spider.
Moreover, you've sharped these spiders with much emphasis, eh?...

But the way is; the picture tells the story of this mismatched marriage! :)

By the way, here we have very similar big spiders, are also classified as golden cobweb spiders. It's almost amazing to think of the resistance of this material!

Regards, TFS


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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2011-06-27 17:42]

Hi George , wow! what a scene with this big lady and little fellow, nicely taken with natural color and great detail... hmmm? date taken March 3rd 2011 :-) , hey you got this one on my 41st birthday :-) cool...

TFS & regards

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