Petter the spider

After SureShot at Travelin’ Show posted about the Funnelweb Spider on her porch I instantly thought that we have dull spiders here compared to those. Maybe I got a bit jealous as well.

Here is one of ours on the back porch, I have no idea what it is called.

Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

12 Responses

  1. Margaret says:

    I guess it’s all a matter of what you’re used to seeing day in and day out. This guy looks plenty interesting to me! I love all his stickery-looking bits on his legs and just look at those markings! He (or she) is a stunner!

    I have what I call a writing spider weaving her web at the dog kennels that I hope to get a good shot of soon. Be sure to watch for that in the coming days.

    Margaret (otherwise known as SureShot)

  2. oyvind says:

    LOL Margaret I didn’t know it was you! 🙂

    We have two of these, one is larger than the other. This one is the smaller, the other didn’t want me to take a photo.

  3. Marie says:

    Your spider looks pretty impressive and scary!
    Though, I do like the colour and patterns on this spider – great photo.

  4. Nicole says:

    Spiders give me the creeps, but I started getting a bit more used to them after our 2 years in Korea – they were everywhere and I kept shooting them – CLOSE UP 🙂
    I love the first shot – looks like he’s saying “This is MY territory” 🙂

  5. Margaret says:

    Oh! I found out what your spider is! She is a Araneus diademanus female and there is a way cool website of Swedish spiders at

    You guys have LOTS of cool looking spiders!

  6. oyvind says:

    Yeah there she is! Awesome Margaret, thanks!

    Incredible that you found this.

  7. oyvind says:

    Nicole I am not sure if I dare to think what spiders they have in Korea. I am a bit scared of big spiders, but ours is ok.

    Araneus Diademanus’ kids sometime visit our living room, my daughter studies them carefully. (from distance) Its fun.

  8. tata says:

    What?! I couldn’t even read what you wrote, too busy shuddering at those awful pictures! *cringe*

  9. I really love the photo’s, very nice pictures, what type of camera and lense do you have?

  10. oyvind says:

    I don’t have a real camera at the moment.. I use a N82. It is a Carl Zeiss with Tessar 2.8/5.6. 5 Mpix, Xenon flash/AF.

    Its ok for some objects, but it doesn’t really give me what I hoped to see.

  11. RennyBA says:

    Since Margaret got the answer, let me just say: amazing pics – well captured!

  12. marit says:

    Den lingner veldig på “Grusomme Gabriel” som har holdt til utenfor stuevinduet vårt i noen år

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