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St Andrew's Cross
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St Andrew's Cross spider

St Andrew's Cross spider
When I found this spider I took the image in the PiP, not realising until later that it was of the underside. The problem was that the web was close to a wall, so taking this "top view" required stretching to reach behind, then distortions and thank heavens for adjustable viewing screens! :-) The spider sits in the web inverted. These are harmless and native to eastern Australia. Best viewed large.

Gudrun, appo-fam, Erhard Bernstein, Ernst Doro and 27 other people have particularly liked this photo

19 comments - The latest ones
tiabunna club
St Andrew's Cross spider underside
19 months ago.
Jean club
A beautifully patterned individual. I used to be terrified of them but old age and photography has changed me.
19 months ago.
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
Even harmless, not keen on spiders, eek. Great shot, though!
19 months ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
I hate spiders in the house, but don't mind them in the garden. What an interesting web construction. It should be called the Saltire spider,
19 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Superbe et bien Cadrée... Bon Dimanche.
19 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Wonderful close-up George.
19 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
A very nice close-up, George !
19 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
19 months ago.
 Special K
Special K
Great shot! Although I don’t like spiders very much, this one looks quite interesting. How large is it?
Kind regards, Karin
19 months ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Special K
Thanks, Karin, its body is about 1.5 cm long.
19 months ago.
Xata club
Fantastic details.... I love spiders (and all insects...)
19 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Excellent shot!

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19 months ago.
 Anton Cruz Carro
Anton Cruz Carro club
Awesome weaver work in this colorful scene. Best wishes, Anton.
19 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
brrrrr ... but perfect captures !!!
19 months ago.
Fantastic capture George
Best wishes for the new year
19 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
I am pleased to read that this spider is harmless! A couple of great shots George.
18 months ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
A beautiful captured spider!
I wish you a happy and healthy 2020.
18 months ago.
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An absolute beauty! Very well captured, George!
18 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
Great macro shot!***************
18 months ago.

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