5 comments on “Along came a spider

  1. I really enjoyed reading this – it felt as if I was there. That spider is an amazing colour – it really does look as though it is related to a pumpkin! Your persistence paid off in a great photo.

  2. After reading your comment I did some checking. What I could find indicates that the orb weavers are not particularly aggressive. Glad of that because, with a 50mm macro lens, I had to get very close to capture the photos you see. If the spider does bite a human, it's "feeble" (if painful) and not life-threatening. Still, I'd not have wanted this really large spider anywhere on my person! — JG

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