Itsy Bitsy Spider

… or not so itsy, as the case may be. I recently purchased an Olympus μ700. Dang, I like those optics!

Anyway, we’re getting closer to autumn, and that means the spiders are growing in size and numbers in our garden.

These pictures (click to enlarge) show a very nice araneus diadematus, commonly known as cross-spider. Very common, but this one has a deep redbrown colour that I haven’t seen before around our place.

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