Discussion in 'Nature & Wildlife' started by Steaphany, Nov 23, 2008.
This impressive cutie posed motionless as I shot photos.
What type of spider is that....?? Sorta looks like the ones we call Banana Spiders I see around Houston....
Probably that same type spider you've seen.
That is a female Argiope aurantia, I know it by the common name Yellow Garden Spider. Since it ranges from Southern Canada down into Central America, I'd say that it must be what you know as a Banana Spider.
When I took these photos, it was a cool day in North Central Texas and the spider was trying to warm up on a South facing wall. She never moved while I hovered over her with my SD14, though I did check afterwards that she was alive.
I have seen these guys weave huge orb webs.
very nice shots.
I got this one the other day,itÂ´s a lot smaller than yours.
It is about 5mm.I took it with my 150mm Macro.
all very impressive photos!
I knew, I had a spider as well in my collection .....
do not ask me, which one it might be .... however ... a very small one!
SD14 / 80mm Macro
See you with nice pictures