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Giant Wood Spider


Giant Wood Spider
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Copyright: Subhrojyoti Banerjee (subhrojyoti) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 32] (194)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM, Digital ISO 100, Sigma EX Multi-coated UV 58mm
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/5 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-27 0:34
Viewed: 3128
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Giant Wood spider (Nephila maculata) can be found from Japan all the way down to Australia and West to India. In parts of Papua New Guinea tribespeople consider it a tasty snack. They might be big, but with their webs stretched to a diameter of one meter between the trees it would have been easy to accidentally walk straight into one as they sat in the middle of their web. They're said to be docile but, yes, the spider is somewhat poisonous, and the bite's said to be painful because of the size of the fangs.

I deliberately framed it this way to show the fangs and body (about 3 inches). I used a 2x extender in this case to emphasize the size. Never seen such a huge spider in my life. Hope you will like it.


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really a great spider. i have some photographs of it. sadly i found some people are afraid of it and killing it. poor creature.

Verry interesting spider,nice colours of it.Good photo.Regards.Alin.

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