Australian Garden Orb Weaver
With red legs. This spider (called Desdemona by the way, and was going to be called Desmond, but anyone can see she's a girl), builds her web some 1 and a half metres across in the front garden in between the Echium and a rose bush by the front gate.
I took Mish out very late last night and spotted Desdemona frantically building her web. It was a matter of moments before I got the camera and took a series of shots. This is possibly the best shot I got of her, but there are others in extras which show her incredible web weaving skills. If you've got time please do have a look.
By this morning she had packed up her web again, which is a very good thing because this web is stretched on the main footpath from the gate to the front door.
She's a different species to Mildred who I was photographing before we went overseas in December. When we got back she had, sadly, completely disappeared.
- Olympus E-M1