Gasteracantha Cancriformis aka the crab spider, spiny-backed orbweaver, spiny orbweaver spider, crab-like orbweaver spider, crab-like spiny orbweaver spider, jewel spider, spiny-bellied orbweaver, jewel box spider or smiley face spider

When I bought my first DSLR (The Sony A100) I got a good photo of a Jeweled Spider in my backyard using a 50mm non-macro lens with some macro lens add-ons. It came out pretty well. The original blog post from 2009 is here if you want to check it out.

This past weekend I spotted a Jeweled spider in the front yard but this one was not the orange color I came to expect. This one was white with black spots. These shots are with my A850 and the 100mm Macro lens. Click the images below to see the full sized, much more frightening versions:

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Jeweled Spider

2 thoughts on “Jeweled Spider

  • April 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm
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    great shot – i have the 100mm macro lens for my nex 5 – i bought the next as an entry into photography – but now im a bit limited. I was looking at the a55 and the a850.

    how do you like the a850? any regrets or advice?

  • April 11, 2011 at 7:15 am
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    I love the A850! No regrets. If you are looking for advice I recommend checking out the discussion forums at http://www.dyxum.com. A great place for Sony/Minolta shooters.

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