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Unknown Spider

Unknown Spider
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Copyright: Rey Nocum (reynocum) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 23] (471)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-10
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-10-09 20:36
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I thought it was the crab spider but when I googled for that name I found out that it wasn't can anybody tell what kind of spider this is?
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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-10-09 21:08]
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Hello, Rey. This is a spiny orb-weaver - a spider of genus Gasteracantha. Very nice composition. TFS! Michal

Hi Rey!
Indeed strange Insect :o
Well seen and well composed.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-10 2:11]

What an amazing spider, Rey.
Very sharp details and stunning colors. Great POV as well.
Well done and TFS. : )

Ouah, nice composition for a very strange spider.

Brilliant, I came across these online the other day as my son is currently doing a project on spiders.
A great capture, probably the first on TN.
Well done and thanks for posting.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-10 7:36]

Very nice capture. Amazing creature; never seen it before. Well composed and good colors. The picture is a little grainy though. Well done & TFS!


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  • lukdm Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 7] (165)
  • [2005-10-11 15:18]

nice shot Rey

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  • pat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 125] (414)
  • [2005-10-12 7:36]

Beautiful strange spider. Maybe its spines protect it from being eaten by birds ? Nice white reflexions on its web, good composition. TFS, Patrick

Such a weird spider !!! LOL !!!...

In only 3 colors u got a great pitcure, is STUNNING !!!!

well done !


I have never seen such a weird spider in my life!!!! Great photo!

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-11-29 18:44]
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Hi Rey,
excellent capture with amazing colours, the complementary colours blue/yellow make the spider really pop out.
Once I noticed these I find them in different places. The first one I saw in Australia in low scrub, similar shape but black-red-white in colour. Basically the same I found in Florida in the pine woods, and also two other versions in triangular shape but yellow-black, and the third one triangular white-black. I thought it was called a spiky orb-weaver, and the triangular ones had a name with the triangle and respective colour in it, don't remember exactly but I'm going to find out. If you already found more info, let me know I would be intrested as I am preparing some posts.
Kind regards,

Great coincidence. Yesterday I put a photo of a spider exactily like that.The colors are different but the designe is the same.
Great shot.

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