Golden orb web spider

A magnificent web weaving spider observed in good light. It is a nice female of 3-4cm and you can recognize a much smaller male a little higher on the web:


Golden orb web spider (femelle and male, back)
Golden orb web spider (femelle and male, back)

Golden orb web spider (femelle and male)
Golden orb web spider (femelle and male)
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