Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

16 comments:

Jennifer said...

Completely freaky. Beautiful, but scary!

Ivanhoe said...

I hate spiders, but must admit - this is a beautiful shot! Thanks for visiting and happy WW!

The Lone Beader said...

Do you know what kind of spider that is?? I have not seen that one before... :0

Patrick Belardo said...

This is called a Golden Silk Orb Weaver (genus Nephila). The pic was taken in Costa Rica at La Selva Biological Station. The body is about 3" long. This is the female. The male is exceptionally tiny compared to the female. Similar species can be found in the southeastern US and Texas where they are known as Banana Spiders.

texas_sweetie said...

this is an interesting picture.you focus the object and let the leaves as its blurry background very beautiful and nicely done!

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T.R. said...

Happy Wordless Wednesday Patrick - I would not be wordless if I walked thru that web unsuspectingly. Great photo.

Anonymous said...

If today is Wordless Wednesday, then why are you posting comments, Pat?

Patrick Belardo said...

Good question!

Donna said...

Fantastic!

Eve said...

Eeeeek! Gross! Beautiful shot, but I'd never be able to stand still long enough to get it.

Shannon said...

Interesting fact about banana spiders, if your hubby decides to be the gentleman and use a long stick to gently move the spider from the garden path it is blocking with its web, the spider WILL run tight up the stick incredibly fast causing hubby to scream like a girl and do a really amusing dance down the path while trying to remove the banana spider from his coat sleeve.

mon@rch said...

Happy Wordless Wednesday and love this stunning spider shot! Makes me feel like spring is getting closer!

Mel said...

AWESOME!
Spiders are not my favourites but this picture is amazing!

GreenBucks said...

Love the shot. I have been trying to take photos of spiders but haven't had anything as clear as that, nor as colorful as that specie. Lovely.

Wren said...

There was a time when spiders really creeped me out - I wouldn't even touch the page of a book that had a picture of one. I credit my blog buddies for changing that into appreciation, and photos such as this one I can now see as beautiful instead of scary.

Durand said...

Great picture. The orb weavers in the Northwest look quite different.