Christmas Spider from Australia

christmas spider
Thought you might like my macro shot of a Christmas spider, taken in my front yard (I live in Toowoomba, Qld, Australia) – identified via Victoria Museum website. I snuck my hand and camera between the web and the shrub to get this shot, as she usually poses underneath the web. I don’t like spiders much, but with my new camera they are becoming more interesting for the challenge of taking the pix, and for the different patterns and colours (and sizes).

Hi Sharon,
Your photo is quite beautiful. Christmas Spiders, Austracantha minax, are also known as Jewel Spiders.

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