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NAMING CONTEST!!!!! 202/365: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." ~ William Shakespeare

NAMING CONTEST!!!!! 202/365: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." ~ William Shakespeare
3 pictures in notes above! :)

I went outside this morning to water my garden and as I trotted down the few stairs from our porch, I glanced at the walls to see if there were any critters to investigate. I was looking at the wall where our Rhodedendron bush grows and suddenly I saw a shape that grabbed my attention...could it be?!! NO WAY!!! *Janet bounces up and down in excitement* A GOLDEN ORBWEAVER SPIDER!!!! AT THE HOUSE!!! YES!!!!!!!

I am crazy about these spiders and yet I have had very little luck finding them on our property. I did find one two summers ago when I was using my point and shoot camera, but I have always wanted to take a picture with my new camera. Last year I looked and looked with no luck. This year, I've been searching but didn't find any either. But it appears that I have a new friend who's found ME!!! HOORAY!!! I'm hoping this spider will stay here for a while, and in case it does, I think it should have a NAME!! This is where YOU come in!!

SPIDER NAMING CONTEST!!! (She's a girl!)
Last September when I found my baby Cat-Faced Orbweaver spider on our porch, I had a naming contest! It was a lot of fun to choose Roscoe Frank McCrawlerson from everyone's names, and I thought I have another naming contest for this spider! (I found out that she is a female after asking at Bugguide.com!) If you have a nice name, put it in a comment, and after a few days I'll pick the winner! You can choose a name with one name or if you like, you can come up with a first, a middle, and a last name! However, it's possible that I might take just a part of that name for the winning name--let's find out! LET THE BEST NAME(S) WIN!!!

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Wikipedia: William Shakespeare

Explored on July 22, 2012. Highest placement, page 2 (#44).

Luc Reiniche, Peter Conradie, foto buff, Compostpyle and 32 other people have particularly liked this photo


32 comments - The latest ones
 koaxial
koaxial
OHHHH!!!!! So stunning macro, Janet!!! what a lucky catch!!
....hmmmmm suggesting a name for a spider? ..... what about Shelob....from Lord of the Rings
;)
6 years ago.
 Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Stunning macro!
6 years ago.
 Old Owl
Old Owl club
Great picture, Janet. (We get these in our garden. They can be very large! A couple of years ago I saw a photo of a golden orb weaver in Queensland eating a bird, a finch I think.) Most spiders we see are named Boris (after a song by The Who)!
6 years ago.
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
Elle est superbe mais je te la laisse ********
6 years ago.
 spacemouses
spacemouses
Not of our spiders weave that zig-zag sort of web.
6 years ago.
 Hans Guenter
Hans Guenter club
What a beauty!
6 years ago.
 Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
Whoa, what a great looking spider! And a beautiful macro. Congratulations, Janet!! Isn't it great when the animals we love come visit us?! :)
As for a name? My first thought was Daddy Long Legs, but that's probably not a very good choice as I believe there are insects that are called that. Hmmm...
6 years ago.
 Bruno B
Bruno B
Tu n'avais aucune raison d'être effrayée, ses proies sont beaucoup plus petites que toi!!
6 years ago.
 Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Great macro, Janet. The colours are lovely. But what it's called I've no idea. Boris perhaps??
6 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Beautifully taken Janet, lovely detail and colours. Oh what tangled webs we weave... (Sir Walter Scott) - so how about "Sir Walter"?
6 years ago.
 milvavr
milvavr
wonderful macro!
6 years ago.
 sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s club
Wonderful macro. Janet! Such amazing colors and detail on this spider!
6 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
Superb capture friend !!!!! Compliments !
6 years ago.
 Blueman
Blueman
Macro super!
6 years ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Great macro Janet, well done :-)
6 years ago.
 Arnocrash
Arnocrash
belle araignée !!!!!!!!!
6 years ago.
 Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Sensacional
6 years ago.
 Friedhelm Hufnagel
Friedhelm Hufnagel
Super Makro, da bekomt man direkt eine Gänsehaut.
Gruß
Friedhelm
6 years ago.
 Soeradjoen (very limited time)
Soeradjoen (very lim… club
Fantastic capture, instant Fav, Janet
6 years ago.
 Aixa
Aixa club
Tem umas belas cores***********
6 years ago.
 Cathlon
Cathlon
Fantastic capture!
Octivia Goldbottom! :-)))
6 years ago.
 Jenny Downing
Jenny Downing
fabulous furry detail
6 years ago.
 Joke Hulst
Joke Hulst
Fantastic macro, beautiful spider!
6 years ago.
 Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland club
Outstanding shot.
6 years ago.
 Ed Letts
Ed Letts club
If I liked spiders I might be more excited about the great detail in this shot LOL
Very good!
6 years ago.
 Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon club
eww, ick, can his name be oh gross...
6 years ago.
 Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Darn, girl, you make any spider look stunning and this one...with the most awesome pink legs...fantastic...simply fantastic!!:D
6 years ago.
 Cats 99
Cats 99
What a beauty she is! I love her colouring and her sporty shape. She seems very athletic and I love the colouring on her legs! She reminds me of a very fast sports car so she should be called Porsche or Camero. (I don't favour Porsche because I have a hard time remembering how to spell it).
6 years ago.
 Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
They are amazing creatures. a great closeup view!
6 years ago.
 Fizgig
Fizgig
Neat spider!! Great catch =)
6 years ago.
 Magda Möller
Magda Möller
Marvelous detail!
6 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Hmmm lets try that again without the delete !!

Loved the Scones... Adored the Flower....

The Spider... shiver !! But.. how about

Miss Rainbow Ballerina Silk Stockings of Briens-Manor ?
6 years ago.

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