Hello, Rey. This is a spiny orb-weaver - a spider of genus Gasteracantha. Very nice composition. TFS! Michal
- amirsun (659)
- [2005-10-09 23:32]
Indeed strange Insect :o
Well seen and well composed.
- manyee (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. : )
- sebautourdumond (127)
- [2005-10-10 4:27]
Ouah, nice composition for a very strange spider.
- Runnerduck (1851)
- [2005-10-10 5:34]
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.
- sAner (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!
- lukdm (165)
- [2005-10-11 15:18]
nice shot Rey
- pat (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
- alejandroguzman (452)
- [2005-11-15 23:46]
Such a weird spider !!! LOL !!!...
In only 3 colors u got a great pitcure, is STUNNING !!!!
well done !
- touristdidi (2490)
- [2005-11-20 5:34]
I have never seen such a weird spider in my life!!!! Great photo!
- klemmg (1719)
- [2005-11-29 18:44]
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.
- gitirana (176)
- [2006-09-08 19:58]
Great coincidence. Yesterday I put a photo of a spider exactily like that.The colors are different but the designe is the same.