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Maximilian

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Here is a wasp spider. Didn't get it in focus :(
But it was the first and only time I saw this one

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Maximilian

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I came across this spider I took with the trusty old 5DSR/100-400 II in Malaysia. Any experts on what it is?
Looks like some kind of silk spider, I suppose a Nephila maculata. Found this pic on this German page on the web.
When I searched wikipedia I found this article about Nephila pilipes.

I think the yellow spots on the leg joints are pretty prominent.
 
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privatebydesign

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Looks like a female Giant Golden Orb Weaver to me, but I am no spider expert.

We have their smaller cousin where my sister lives where they call them Banana Spiders, though they are still a decent size and their webs can be very big.



I came across this spider I took with the trusty old 5DSR/100-400 II in Malaysia. Any experts on what it is?

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Do spiders belong in the insects forum or not?!

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...various places on the 'net say (rather authoritatively) that spiders are not insects...but when I aim to ID this one the first place I went to was here!?

 
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I would like to put credits to the owner of this orb. I was just the lucky observer.
THIS!
This is one photography philosophy, that art is present within scenes we encounter, as photographers it's our task to decide how to frame a scene prior to recording for later presentation.
I do not want viewers of my photos to wonder how I did that, I do not want my photos to say "look what my gear can do" or "look what I can do with my gear", I don't want viewers to even be aware they're viewing a photo, I want them to see what I saw. I much rather hear "beautiful subject" than "nice photo".

An Ansel Adams quote;
"For those who like eyes in focus, but nose and ears out of focus, the use of long-focus lenses and large apertures at close distances will do nicely! I prefer a reasonably sharp image throughout......"

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Oh, that's quite a web!



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Maximilian

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I would like to put credits to the owner of this orb. I was just the lucky observer.
THIS!
This is one photography philosophy, that art is present within scenes we encounter, as photographers it's our task to decide how to frame a scene prior to recording for later presentation.
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Oh, that's quite a web!
Fully agree and thank you for pointing that out.
And I am glad that I could enjoy you with my "beautiful subject" :)
 
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Del Paso

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Unfortunately, I only know the name of the orchid (orchis militaris).
Who could help with the name of the yellow little critter?
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The second time I saw a wasp spider (argiope bruennichi) in Germany.
The first time here in Franconia. Another sign of climate change as they used to live in Southern Europe. Although they moved even further north.

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