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Golden Silk Orb-weaver
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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Golden Silk Orb-weaver

The largest of spider species. The one shown here is a female. If laid out flat including legs can be up to 12 or more inches long. The male on the other hand is about half the size of a match head. A fascinating species and a powerful hunter. It silk has even been woven into a gold colored piece of tribal clothing and displayed at some museums.

TAGS: Hong Kong, Nature, Spider, Web, Wildlife

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Thornhill, Canada
Member since 2014
Awards
Photo of the Day: 03.25.15 Editors' Pick Finalist
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Copyright:
© Ramesh Chandar.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2012
Total Views: 1320
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2014, 12:42 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 150mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO1000
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PHOTO LOCATION Hong Kong, Hong Kong