Another not so itsy-bitsy spider

It seems to be spider week here at Affinity. Opus has sent us some incredible photos of a bright orange beauty.

I can’t remember if this appeared previously on Affinity, but even if it did it might be worth a second run.  Several years ago I was walking down the driveway when I noticed that an acorn was walking the same direction that I was.  It was actually a spider, probably a Marbled Orb-weaver spider.  I was able to take a number of photos before releasing her to (hopefully) lay her eggs.  It was a rainy day, so reflections were a problem.  No matter, she was absolutely gorgeous! (In case anyone is interested: Nikon D700 and Tokina 100 mm macro lens)

The spider is gorgeous, Opus, and so are your photos. They are definitely worth a look. Thanks for sharing.

©Opus, all rights reserved

©Opus, all rights reserved

©Opus, all rights reserved


  1. Nightjar says

    What a beautiful, colourful spider! And I love that first shot, showing her weirdly cute little face.

  2. says

    Wonderful shots.

    I love the color on this one. Note that the markings look similar to the one I posted, apart from the colour those two look remarkably similar.

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