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Copyright: Saju Das (leosaju) (35)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C760 UZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-08 6:26
Viewed: 3596
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The photo of an Argiope spider, taken when it was 'lunching'!!! It had its web on one of the lamp posts in my office. The thing that struck me the most about this species of spider is the amazing coloring that nature has brought about in this small creature.
Simply struck me as awesome.
Now some facts...

Family: Araneidae
Size: Female: 8-12 mm; Male: 3.5-4.5 mm
Distribution: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives
Habitat: Moist Deciduous forests in the sunny parts

These spiders construct vertical webs in shrubby plants and decorate their webs with stabilimenta. They usually rest in a head down position on the web. As one approaches the web, they hold their position until the last moment before slipping round in a flash to hide on the other side of the stabilimentum. Argiope is spread across tropics to temperate regions.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-09 2:40]

That is an amazing shot, Saju. Very unusual POV of this colorful spider. Sharp details and great composition. Well done and TFS. : )

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