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Old Apr 14, 2012, 6:13 AM   #1
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Default An afternoon in the bush - Nephila Spiders

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The Nephila spider in Australia is also called the Golden Orb Spider as its web glistens a golden colour when in sunlight. However, today was not sunny - it was bright-cloudy

On my meander thru the bush I came across 1/2-dozen webs and here's some samples

1- Female + Male in web

Nephila Spider (1) by ozzie_traveller, on Flickr
exif= X-s1; 1/100 x f5,6; ISO-800; lens at [500mm eq]; hand held

2- Female only

Nephila Spider (2) by ozzie_traveller, on Flickr
exif= X-s-1; 1/75 x f5,6; ISO-800; lens at [420mm eq]; hand held

3- Female & Male - she's just finishing lunch ...

Nephila Spider (3) by ozzie_traveller, on Flickr
exif= X-s-1; 1/75 x f5,0; ISO-800; lens at [210mm eq]; hand held

Camera to subject distance ~ 750mm to 1000mm [30-40inches]
All ex-camera, no pp

Comments welcome
Regards, Phil
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 9:57 AM   #2
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I think we have something similar to it over here in the States, but it's more greenish in color.

Nice capture!
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 3:39 PM   #3
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G'day NHL

The visually defining thing about these spiders is the web - it glistens a dramatic golden colour when in sunlight ... whereas other spider webs are silver

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