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Sliver plated Long Jawed Orb Weaver Spider by melvynyeo Sliver plated Long Jawed Orb Weaver Spider by melvynyeo
Guess it is arrow-proof with all the armored looking plates! :) Taken at night in SIngapore forest.

Quote en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orb-weav…
The typical orb-weaver spiders (family Araneidae) are the most common group of builders of spiral wheel-shaped webs often found in gardens, fields and forests. Their common name is taken from the round shape of this typical web, and the taxon was formerly also referred to as the Orbiculariae.

Orb-weavers have eight similar eyes, hairy or spiny legs, and no stridulating organs. The Araneidae family is cosmopolitan, including many well-known large or brightly colored garden spiders. The 3,006 species in 168 genera worldwide make Araneidae the third-largest family of spiders known (behind Salticidae and Linyphiidae). The orb-weavers include over 10,000 species and make up about 25% of spider diversity.

However, orb-webs are also produced by members of other families. The large golden orb-weavers (Nephilidae) and the long-jawed orb weavers (Tetragnathidae) were formerly included in the Araneidae; they are indeed closely related to them, being part of superfamily Araneoidea. Their webs are similar to those of the typical orb-weavers, but tend to be less sophisticated and often have an irregular instead of a neat spiral arrangement of the prey-capturing threads. The cribellate or hackled orb-weavers (Uloboridae) belong to a distinct superfamily of the suborder Araneomorphae; their webs are often very sophisticated, but Uloboridae use neither venom to kill their prey, nor sticky threads in their web, and probably evolved the orb structure independently. Uloboridae are cribellate, and their threads can be recognized by the fuzzy and dull appearance, which captures prey by a velcro-like mechanism. Even among the Araneoidea, the orb-webs, as typically produced, e.g. by tangle-web spiders (Theridiidae).
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MisterZ59 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Excellent
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Weequays Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :D
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East2dio5 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome! superb piece of art you've got.. Thumbs Up 
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Rebel-Judd Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
It's beautiful, such a crisp image.
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Idlemind79 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
So insects are the jewelry in creationism..
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Saromei Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I really...really don't like spiders. They make me shiver. But...I have to admit that they have something beautiful too and your shot just proves this. Wonderful!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Thank you! :)
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paulako Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
tu trabajo es espectacular!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Wolfy-89 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful 
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thank you!! :)
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Wolfy-89 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thank you!! :)
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DamarmoVidtinra Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Great shotClap
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thank you!! :)
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mocha-creme Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spiders usually scare the heck out of me, but this spider actually looks wonderful! Neat picture c:
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thank you!! :)
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TheEvilPeanut Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I live in Queensland, Australia and in the previous house i lived at i haf these massive black spiders that made thick bright yellow webs though my trees.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Yellow web? Cool! :)
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TheEvilPeanut Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cannot seem to find them anywhere. :(
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TheEvilPeanut Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Correction *Had. Stupid fingers.
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ainagami Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What lens do you use?? I love this kind of photography.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I'm using canon 100mmL lens, Thank you!! :)
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ainagami Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh I have a nikon :) beautiful work!
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BreCheese21 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
i'm not sure if i should be scared or amazed...
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
:)
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owlgirl113 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Never been a fan of spiders, like ever (shudder) but I think the body is pretty, looks like broken glass? :D
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thank you!! :)
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owlgirl113 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
you're welcome XD 
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Kara-Kiwi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its actually kinda pretty... for a spider anyways XD
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thank you!! :)
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Arachnid-X Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
I need to know why dose it have such a reflective back seems like it would attract predators.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I'm not too sure :)
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Annaliese-Shelly Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Nice shot.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thank you!! :)
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chellezfotoz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Crazy cool spider.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thank you!! :)
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Travelzoom Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
This is simply "the wow" effect! Excellent quality of the picture from this spider. I am doing some macro photography, but I didn get it that sharp, which equipment did you use?
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
You can see my gears on my profile :) Here's a pic link 1.bp.blogspot.com/-3IJ4iyGo94E…
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Ak47213 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Artist
Good Shot!
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thank you!! :) :)
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Ak47213 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Artist
np nice shot anyway
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Ak47213 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Artist
?
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Ak47213 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Artist
but very good shot! :tumbsup:
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Ak47213 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Artist
it eight legged  not 6 legs so it not a insects 
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theandro Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the nature is amazing. and great photograph!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thank you!! :) :)
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool! Epic pattern on its back!
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