Giant Wood Spider, nephila pilipes, formerly nephila maculata. Female in the centre, with yellow coloration, and the male on the top right fringe of the web, with a red coloration. Females are large and grow to a body size of 30-50mm, with males growing to 5–6 mm. Giant Wood Spider females weave the biggest webs in India. Location: Bhoothathankettu, Ernakulam, Kerala, India.
Hi. I am mani from Ginger chai. :-). You had asked me If I was from HP or Uttaranchal . Well, no but I have extensively toured these places and I love them more than my own home state, which is another beautiful place- Assam in the north east.
BTW you are really into nature,aren't you? Good God! the photographs, they are amazing! Hey you should contribute for photo speaks. You know!