365 Day Photo Challenge – Day 229

Cool huge spider!

After arriving back in Panama, my husband announced that he had the perfect subject for my ‘photo of the day’. He went on to describe where it was located in the backyard – near the cucumber plants, along the property wall. What I was looking for was a big spider. Needless to say, I never expected it to be as big as this! If I had any courage at all, I would have put something beside it so that it would be easier to reflect some perspective as to its size. It had to be at least 4 inches! While I was snapping shots of him, however, along flew a wasp – right into the grasp of Mr. Giant Spider! The spider crouched and then lunged to grab him. Yay – perspective! Anyone know what kind of spider this is?

Capture of the wasp!

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About denisemacdonald

I am a Canadian entrepreneur who has been spending the majority of my time between Canada and Panama, Central America. Living oceanfront, I am an 'investment consultant', predominantly in the area of real estate in the beaches areas. Photography is my hobby. In April, 2014 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I will be sharing my journey here on these 'pages'. If you would like to learn more about "Triple Negative" breast cancer, please click onto http://www.tnbcfoundation.org/.
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1 Response to 365 Day Photo Challenge – Day 229

  1. I have just learned that this is a Golden Orb spider, and is named because of the golden hue of the web they spin. Their bite is similar to a Black Widow Spider, however their venom is not as powerful. I don’t think I want him in my backyard anymore!!

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