<< Previous Next >>

Orb Spider with Prey

Orb Spider with Prey
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: 2016-03-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-03-10 0:17
Viewed: 1320
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These green Orb Spiders have fabricated their webs in every nook and corner of my school garden these days. Winged insects are active on the spring flowers in the garden and it is the heyday for Spiders.
In this shot I took yesterday morning, this winged insect got trapped in the web in my presence. I took quite a few pictures of the moment and here is one of them.

Orb-weaver spiders or araneids are members of the spider family Araneidae. They are the most common group of builders of spiral wheel-shaped webs often found in gardens, fields and forests. "Orb" was previously used in English to mean "circular", hence the English name of the group. Araneids have eight similar eyes, hairy or spiny legs, and no stridulating organs. The family is cosmopolitan, including many well-known large or brightly colored garden spiders. With around 3,100 species in 169 genera worldwide, Araneidae is the third-largest family of spiders (behind Salticidae and Linyphiidae). Araneid webs are constructed in a stereotyped fashion. A framework of nonsticky silk is built up before the spider adds a final spiral of silk covered in sticky droplets.


CeltickRanger, tuslaw has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-03-10 10:56]

Hi Ram,great capture of this spider and its lunch,magnificent POV and impressive sharpness everywhere,not easy!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ram,
Brilliant capture. Excellent clarity, focus and sharp details. The colors are nice and natural.
Thanks for sharing this interesting long legs specie of spider.

bonjour Ram
C'est une superbe composition,j'aime bien la simplicité,les détails et le rendu de cette macro

Hello Ram

Great macro od dead and life scenery in insects world,
with superb focus, great sharpness, and details, TFS


  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-03-13 17:56]

Hello Ram,
It may seem odd to say a spider is beautiful, but I really like the colors and markings of this unique looking Orb Spider all the same. I like the way you framed the shot as well as the fine detail you managed to capture. Exposure is right on the money. Great work!!

Calibration Check