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Golden Orb Spider


Golden Orb Spider
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Copyright: Carl Santilli (santers1) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 26] (114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-11
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS-DX, Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-02 5:18
Viewed: 4943
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Golden Orb-weaver spiders are found on Fraser Island. They have a yellow band around the joints on their limbs and a greyish abdomen. They also quite often have a web across busy pathways in an attempt to catch insects. This specimen was found between two trees in the bushland near one of the many sandblows on the island. The web is one of the strongest I have ever experienced.


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