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Monday, March 19, 2012

Porterweed with Garden Spider

8 comments:

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lisa said...

You have captured such beautiful light here Diana!
So nicely done!

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

What a beautiful image! The flower background, the different shades of green and the lighting make the subject interesting.
I also looked at your other photos, and they're great! I love butterflies and some insects. You have captured them wonderfully.
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Giga said...

Kwiatek za pajęczyną i pająkiem też pięknie wygląda.Pozdrawiam.*** Flower for cobwebs and spider also looks beautiful. Yours.

Deno said...

I hate spiders, but cool shot anyway. ;)

menopausal mama said...

Amazing picture! What kind of spider is that? I live in Florida also---is this a "banana" spider? They really creep me out. Can't believe you got such a good shot of it!

Diana Cooper said...

It's a garden spider, but is kinda similar looking to a banana spider. Here are some facts you may find interesting: The female garden spider builds the large circular web (about two feet across) and the male builds the thick zig-zag part of the web (which you can see in my picture). Every night, they will eat their web and build a new one. The web of a banana spider (AKA golden silk spider) can be very big - up to 12 feet across. The yellow silk of sunlit webs shine like gold, and the silk is said to surpass the strength of Kevlar, a fiber used in bulletproof vests.

Joe "The Artist" Hagarty said...

I love that spider's web - notice the great zig-zag stitch he makes.