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Hanging around

Hanging around
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Copyright: Willem Botha (whjb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E-300, Zuiko 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-16 13:40
Viewed: 6096
Points: 11
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have no idea what kind of spider this is. Help will be appreciated.

I took this photo in a garden in Bloemfontein, South Africa
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To Rian: Nephila senegalensis annulatawhjb 1 08-17 10:01
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  • Artur Silver Star Critiquer [C: 43 W: 0 N: 8] (1102)
  • [2006-08-16 13:54]

Hi Willem

this looks like a young female of Nephila sp. to me ..

there are a couple of good books on South African arachnids (including the one by Jonathan Fleming), I have some but not here, so can't check

will update my note if I find more



The pose is great as is the composition but unfortunately the focus is not good on the insect or maybe it happend because of its movement. Thanks,


Willem, dit is 'n great shot!!

I love your composition, great lines in this shot. DOF is good with enough detail.

Sal later 'n paar van my eie post.


It is a female Golden Orb webspider - totally harmless.

Hi Willem,
I like your shot but, horror... I hate spiders !
I'll never take this kind of shot with macro mode... too close of the spider !
Anyway, it's an excellent POV with good DOF and colors.

Hi Willem always nice to see a fellow SA here on TN. Your ID on the critter is spot on.

The composition is very good. Exposure and colors also. The sharpness could improve a little but I have to guess and say that it is coupled to the limited DOF @ F4.2 rather than sharpness. Well done.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-09-09 16:39]

Hallo Willem,
very well seen and captured. It is nice to see the spider attached to the thin fibres.
Extremely good composition.
Best wishes, Peter

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