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Writing spider comes to visit

Discussion in 'Nature' started by robertmwilliams, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. robertmwilliams

    robertmwilliams TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 28, 2011

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  2. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Nice. Haven't come across one this year yet. I usually only see them in Autumn.

    Tony
     
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Great shot!!!
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Love the color on that guy
     
  5. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    Chris
    thats a creepy little fella ;D
     
  6. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    We know them as Garden Orb Weavers. They are one of our larger native spiders, usually 4-5" measured diagonally across their legs. I know a guy who practically faints at the sight of spiders, so I always make sure to send him a pic when I find something like this. :D

    Tony
     
  7. Schusskabob

    Schusskabob TalkEmount Regular

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    May 14, 2014
    Colorado, USA
    Bob
    4-5 inches across??!! Wow...that's a big sucker. I'd want to do that with a telephoto lens so I could keep my distance. Nice shot!
     
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  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    That's a monster.
     
  9. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    Chris
    +1 heh
     
  10. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Lol! Yeah, they are pretty good size, but the body is only about 1.5" fore-aft. The legs are just long. The female always hangs upside down with the front four legs paired on each side. Kinda cool, actually.

    Tony