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Large European Garden Spider, Netherlands This is the same spider as this one;<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/21779/very_large_european_garden_spider_south_of_netherlands.html" title="Very large European Garden Spider, South of Netherlands"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/21779_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1578528010&Signature=zxbxjhE7jNLpzw3UUgwsoMDkfxs%3D" width="102" height="152" alt="Very large European Garden Spider, South of Netherlands This is a very common spider in the Netherlands. When walking through any bushes or fields, you&#039;ll likely walk into a few dozen of these webs. This one, however, is by far the largest European Garden Spider that I have ever spotted. Wikipedia mentions they grow up to about 2cm, but I remember this one being significantly larger. <br />
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Note that this particular photo carries a ton of detail (4912 x 7360). To appreciate this detail, open it fullscreen, click &quot;load original&quot; from the menu bar, and after loading zoom in a few levels using your mouse wheel.<br />
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Closeup shot:<br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/21783/extreme_closeup_of_european_garden_spider.html Araneus diadematus,European garden spider" /></a></figure><br />
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...due to the opposing angle, the backlight gives a translucent effect on the spider&#039;s legs. Araneus diadematus,Europe,European garden spider,Heesch,Macro,Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Large European Garden Spider, Netherlands

This is the same spider as this one;

Very large European Garden Spider, South of Netherlands This is a very common spider in the Netherlands. When walking through any bushes or fields, you'll likely walk into a few dozen of these webs. This one, however, is by far the largest European Garden Spider that I have ever spotted. Wikipedia mentions they grow up to about 2cm, but I remember this one being significantly larger. <br />
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Note that this particular photo carries a ton of detail (4912 x 7360). To appreciate this detail, open it fullscreen, click "load original" from the menu bar, and after loading zoom in a few levels using your mouse wheel.<br />
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Closeup shot:<br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/21783/extreme_closeup_of_european_garden_spider.html Araneus diadematus,European garden spider


...due to the opposing angle, the backlight gives a translucent effect on the spider's legs.

    comments (2)

  1. Absolutely stunning photo, love the lighting. Such lovely spiders Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 5 years ago

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The European garden spider, diadem spider, cross spider, or cross orbweaver is a very common and well-known orb-weaver spider in Europe and parts of North America, in a range extending from New England and the Southeast to California and the northwestern United States and adjacent parts of southern Canada.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Sep 14, 2014. Captured Jul 12, 2014 16:21.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/8.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO100
  • 105mm