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Golden Orb spider shot at F5.6 (biggest aperture available). 1/640 sec. ISO 200. Focal length 300mm. Canon 5D and Canon 28-300 mm lens.

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  • Lyndon Stacy says:

    The venom of the Orb Weaver is potent, but not dangerous to humans. Its venom is a neurotoxin similar to that of the black widow. However, its venom is not near as potent.
    Orb weavers are reluctant to bite. Symptoms are usually negligible or mild local pain, numbness and swelling, with redness and possibly blisters forming. Occasionally nausea and dizziness can occur after a bite. Any pain should go away within 24 hours.

    Apparently you can't break the web strands either…
    was this the spider that bit you on the back?