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Flower Seller
Crystallites of pyrite in clayey limestone
Alevi People
Evening on the Bay
People of San Francisco 3
Beach theatre: front row.
Trip to the Moon
A stroll through the Mellah
Pilsen Pizzeria
Golden Silk Orb-weaver
Birds of A Feather
People of Sn Francisco 2
Finding Taiwain at the tops of its crags
An old rotten log.
Alevi People
Last Light Sierra Sunset
Pose with America
Flower Power
Colours in the desert
People of San Francisco 1
12th Annual 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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© Ramesh Chandar.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2012
Total Views: 1293
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