Golden Silk Spider in its web

"Golden Silk Spider on its web"

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY – ENCHANTED FOREST PARK, FL

This is a photograph of a Golden Silk Spider resting in its web. The photo was captured using a Nikon D90 camera and a Nikkor 60mm lens from s distance of approximately 18 inches. I came upon this fellow while walking along the path in Enchanted Forest Park, located in North Miami, Florida.

The Golden Silk Spider ((Nephila clavipes) is approximately 1 inch in length. The head/thorax is a pale gray with black spots. Its abdomen is cylindrical,  orange, yellow, or greenish, with white spots. The legs are banded in yellow-orange and black with tufts of black hair on the first and last pairs. The web of the Golden Silk Spider is quite large measuring 24-36 inches, with strong, thick strands.

Subject Photo exif Data

Camera Make and Model NIKON D90

Photo taken on September 17, 2010, 3:40 am

Focal Length 60mm

Shutter Speed 1/125

Aperture @ƒ/8

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14 thoughts on “Golden Silk Spider in its web

  1. Alan these are some great pictures! Damm you found your calling! You really enjoy this congrats. Keep them coming.

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