Macro Monday #61

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araneus diadematus / European garden spider

The spider species Araneus diadematus is commonly called the European garden spider, diadem spider, cross spider, or crowned orb weaver.

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  1. Delicate little thing! Rather meet it than the funnel web my son nearly shared the downstairs shower with the other day. He lives dangerously – a shark this morning, and a brown snake a few weeks ago!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yikes Meg! I think your son needs to move to Poland!

        1. Heyjude says:

          OK. That could be a problem. Move to New Zealand then?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you. At least it kept still.

  2. Sue says:

    Excellent macro, Jude! I’m not an arachnophobe, so it’s OK

    1. Heyjude says:

      Then you probably enlarged it 😀

  3. He’s much prettier than the dead redback I found on our front veranda yesterday morning. I love his hairy little legs.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Dead is good in your case.

      1. That’s for sure. He was a big fellow too.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Were you tempted to take photos?

        2. No, he was in a weird dead shape. Actually I say he, but it was probably a female. I hope she didn’t lay eggs anywhere.

        3. Heyjude says:

          Urgh, hope not!

  4. desleyjane says:

    Excellent. I miss photographing spiders and other creepies in my old garden.

  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Handsome I suppose but grim!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Only small. It’s those big black ones that make me shudder!

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