AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weird Spider

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Yesterday, this spider appeared near the railing of my verandah in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula.
I have never seen a spider like this before with front legs black with white spots and orange toned back legs.
The body shone in the sunlight, but in the shadow clearly was also marked with white spots!
Does anyone have any idea what kind of spider this is?
It seems like an orb spider, but I am not sure!
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Nessa said...

He's very creepy.

Snap said...

I wouldn't want to meet him in a dark and stormy night!!!!! Lovely shot and really liked your haiku.

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

It does looks wierd, the color looks venomous

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's a beautiful spider. I looked at the comments to see if anyone ID'd it for you. Not yet, so I'll have to come back.

ladyfi said...

OK - that is weird, but lovely!

Erika B said...

Not my favourite kind of critter but your shot is just great!

Erika B

Dianne said...

it looks like 2 different creatures morphed together!
amazing shot

wenn said...

i'm scared of spiders!

Sean Noob said...

Orange legged swift spider! :)



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