Ibiza Spider (Argiope aurantia)

This pic is for Steve who I met in Ibiza. Hi Steve.
Insects were hard to find in Ibiza at the time of my visit. The one location was along the only river in the Balearic Islands. Quite a small river but lots of life for little creatures. This magnificent spider caught my eye while I was taking a picture of something else. I was so pleased. The following day I met Steve, another insect photographer and we found a few more different spiders and bush crickets. I had a great time that day as I am usually the only one mad enough to do it. Thanks for your company Steve.

Taken with a Canon 600D and Canon 100mm macro lens and Marumi Flash.