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Female Hentz's Orbweaver spider, ventral view | by Nikonian72
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Female Hentz's Orbweaver spider, ventral view

Ventral view of female Hentz's Orbweaver spider (Neoscona crucifera).

 

Photographed in the South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula.

 

Hand-held Nikon D90 at ISO 400, Nikkor 105D macro lens, 1/200-sec at f/22, overcast sky & Nikon SB-600 Speedlight with O-Flash 3/4-circle Fresnel prism diffuser. Approximately 2:1 magnification (2x life-size).

 

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Taken on October 3, 2010