Araneidae-orb-web spider, with packed lunch. These spiders are common in north Dorset village gardens and hedgerows.
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English Countryside, Wildlife in England, Shillingstone, Dorset, Dont Bug Me, Close ups - some of my favourites, On gossamer threads - cobwebs & other things
Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
Focal length: 90 mm, Aperture: f 5.6, ISO: 400, Exposure time: 1/60 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: September 19, 2008, 4:33 pm
ImageID:1074929, Image size: 1243 x 1818 pixels
Also in Essex Graham. Nice shot.
And common here in Oxford too, particularly this year. A truly fantastic photo Graham.
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