Spotted Orb Weaver (Neoscona crucifera)

This is my backyard spider, the one next to my spot. She weaves a beautiful web between two plants and catches flies and mosquitoes for me. She’s also much smaller than this and absolutely harmless to humans.

Shot with a Nikon D600 + 105mm micro-nikkor + TC201 2X teleconverter + off-camera flash (Godox TT685N). Processed in LightRoom and Nik ColorEfex.