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Lens: Sigma EX DG 180mm Macro Camera: Pentax K5 Photo Location: Totana, Spain ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/180s Aperture: F16 
Posted By: mannesty, 08-29-2011, 09:27 AM

This is an Argiope Lobata (Loabed Argiope) spider. Female I think. She's made her home in our garden for the last few weeks having spun her web between our fence and our Yuca, so I thought it was about time I took some photo's of her. She's approximately 5-6 cms front to back, side to side, including her legs.

K5 + grip + Sigma EX DG 180mm Macro + AF160FC flash . . . and a torch.

The torch was not strictly necessary because the modelling lights of the flash cast enough light for focussing, until the batteries failed.

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08-29-2011, 10:43 AM   #2
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Awesome images with great detail. Now I am going to craw under my covers with a can of bug spray and prepare for the nightmares.
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Excellent! That's a face only a photographer could love.
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Very nice images Peter, thanks for posting them.

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Thank you for all your kind comments.
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I wanted to take some more of this spider, but after a night and day of heavy rain, she's gone.
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