Looking up and ….. down

Nephila pilipes with male

This is a more interesting photo of a younger Nephila pilipes clearly showing the diagnostic red palps although as the lighting was quite poor I had to use the flash and so her body colour is washed out .  The small spider on her back is one of several males which are present on the web which is attached to a rare climbing Pandanus (Freycinetia marginata).

rana-daenii-edit

And this is an Australian Wood Frog (Rana daemeli) well camouflaged on some leaf litter.   One of the many frog species on the increase at Wild Wings – always delightful to find that the eyeshine in the spotlight is another frog.

4 responses to “Looking up and ….. down

  1. Hi Barbara
    Stunning image of the spiders. Well done.
    Denis

  2. Beautiful detail in both photos – but its the frog I really like!

  3. And thank you Mick.

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