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Nephila clavipes

Nephila clavipes
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-01-25
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Sony DSC RX10 IV, Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar 8.8-220
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-03-21 7:20
Viewed: 1156
Points: 8
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The Golden Orb Web Spider (Costa Rica) :
Since you, Laurens (euroblinkie) are into spiders now, I make my little contribution and dedicate it to you, the indefatigable entomo-spiderologist!

The big Golden Orb Web Spider (Nephila clavipes, Araña de seda dorada, Goldene Radnetzspinne. Araneidae) has a wide distribution in the tropical New World, since it is inadvertently imported with plant parts. Both animals in the picture are females, the males are much smaller. The surprise to me was the kind of thread, very long, solid and non-sticky. The orb can last for a whole season. In Wikipedia I found that the thread has a tensil strength 8 times higher than a similar thread made of high-quality steel. No wonder then are biologists and engineers interested in this spider.
I almost forgot: Linnaeus described this species, which means that he knew about it.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-03-21 8:25]

Hi Dietrich,a lot of different species from your trip.This time a spider after the in flight monkey,and it's a great composition. Perfect dot of fire to show us the lovely body design in the best way,very well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

THANKS Dietrich for the picture
Yes i knowe this big one and his very big web
Great picture with beautiful colours and great sharpness
i like the composition with the other on the back
thanks again gr lou

Guten Morgen Dieter,
hat Laurens Dich also erfolgreich animiert, unser Augenmerk auch Deinerseits auf die im allgemeinen wenig geachtete Ordnung der Spinnen zu richten. Diese Radnetzspinne zählt gewiss nicht zu den Kleinsten. Klar, scharf und hell ausgeleuchtet hast Du sie links im Bild eindrucksvoll wiedergegeben. Ich wäre gewiss versucht gewesen, nur die scharfe linke Hälfte des Bildes mit nur der einen Spinne als Ausschnitt zu präsentieren. Doch Dir geht es wohl darum, das paarweise Auftreten dieser Spinne in noch dazu fast identer Ausrichtung der Körper zu dokumentieren und zu zeigen. Schöne Widmung an Laurens!
Mit Dank und herzlichem Gruss,

Hello Dietrich,
Excellent picture of this left side Spider. IMHO, it could have been better to go for just that Spider and you could show us this full frame in workshop.
Good details and perfect background.
Thanks and regards,

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