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Argiope Spider

Argiope Spider
Photo Information
Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-03 5:54
Viewed: 4054
Points: 24
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The genus Argiope includes rather large and spectacular spiders that have often a strikingly coloured abdomen. These are well distributed throughout the world, and most countries in temperate or warmer climates have one or more species, which look similar.

Common Names

In North America, Argiope aurantia is commonly known as the black and yellow garden spider, corn spider, and writing spider, because of the similarity of the web stabilimenta to writing.

In England, Argiope bruennichi, where it is found only on the southern coast, and in other parts of Europe, including Germany, is also known as the wasp spider. The East Asian species Argiope amoena is known in Japan as kogane-gumo. In Australia, Argiope keyserlingi and A. aetherea are known as St. Andrew's Cross spiders, for their habit of resting in the web with legs outstretched in the shape of an X, the cross of St. Andrew. The large white zigzag in the centre of its web is called the stabilimentum or web decoration.

In the Philippines, it is known as gagambang ekis, which translates to X spider.


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Dear Mr.Thakur
What a pleasant surprise, today both of our photo is on Spider!
nice colour and all the character visible in this photo. sharpness is excellent. ambient colour is also very pleasant. tfs

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-03 6:41]

Hello Ram,
Nice photo of this spider in beautiful contrasting colours. Good sharpness and DOF.

yes yes yes! that design i was talking about on the other day. i find it splendid. how wonderful Nature is! and this must be a female spider? good one.

Hello Ram!
This spider is like the others that we have here in Brazil, but I never saw this pattern of net...This is a "design" unique! Nice job!TFS
Regards from,

PS: thanks for visiting my gallery! I appreciated it!

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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-02-03 7:56]

dear ram

first time i have seen it here.we call it pull malai silanthi in tamil.but that is a bit box type.the thin webs gone a bit off.u have did a wonderfull job my friend.

have a nice day.

good catch. also called signature spider.

Hi Ram,
really nice photo of this spider. Very good sharpness and composition.
Have a nice weekend,
Thanks for your kind words

Ciao Ram. Good conyrast and brillinat colours. Intrigant graphic effects.


Hello Ram
Beautiful photo with good composition, nice colours and good sharpness.

Hello Ram

Excellent macro shot of this spider,
superbly focused with great sharpness details, TFS


Hallo Ram,
a very beautiful macro of this Argiope, fine details and beautiful colours, excellent point of view showing perfectly the features of this genus
Best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-07 7:58]

A fine choice from your archives Ram.
Technically it has all the makings of a fine image with the ventral POV well composed against the suitably OOF natural BG with which this Argiope spider contrasts well. The embroidery-like construction on the web makes one wonder and makes a fine addition to the composition.
Thanks for sharing this and for your kind remarks on my book!
Best regards,

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