<< Previous Next >>

Nephila clavipes

Nephila clavipes
Photo Information
Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-19
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Fuji FinePix S3100
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-15 15:44
Viewed: 6421
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Picture was taken in December 2005 while on a day trip through the rainforest in Costa Rica.

Nephila clavipes, golden silk spiders, can be found in the southeast United States through Argentina and Peru.
Golden web spiders are found in areas of high humidity and relatively open space. They live in forest areas along trails and clearing edges.
Females are significantly larger than males ranging from 5 to 6 times the size of the male. Generally, females are 3 inches long. Newly hatched golden silk spiders weigh 0.07g and adult females weigh 4g.

adjust contrast

Fisher, eleana, Dando, wallhalla15, jeanpaul 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 
  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-03-15 16:37]

Hi Sky,

You did well with the Fuji.
Closeups, takes alot to get the one. Well done on the effort.


  • Great 
  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-03-15 17:49]

Hi Sky,
nice colours and lights, I like it, but I think that focus here soft a bit.
TFS and best wishes,

Hellu Sky!
Wonderful colors, POV and composition. Well done!

Fairly good capture of this insect from Costa Rica.

  • Great 
  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-03-16 5:57]

Hi Sky, great close-up. Good colour, detail and exposure. TFS.

Hallo Sky,
vorweg: ich mag Spinnen! Meine Tochter auch! Mein Sohnemann gerät bei Spinnen in Panik.
Dein Spinnenfoto im Gegenlicht ist sehr gut. Vielleicht könntes es noch einen Tick schärfer sein. Auf jeden Fall tolle Farben und schöne Lichtreflexe. Noch was: ich hatte mir gestern im Supermarkt frische Weintrauben aus Costa Rica gekauft: große Trauben, knackig fest und unheímlich lecker süß - kann ich nur empfehlen.
Danke für das schöne Foto. Ich wünsche Dir noch einen schönen Tag.

Bonjour Sky
Superbe prise de vue en macro! La netteté est tout à fait remarquable. Excellent travail
Bravo et merci....JP

Calibration Check