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Bending to pick up a piece of foil in my garden, I spotted this truly gorgeous little spider. It scarpered after the photo shoot, but would love to know what it was. I live near Edinburgh.
Looks to me like a Garden Spider Araneus diadematus, usually seen in an orb web - perhaps this one was moving home or had been knocked out of its web. Their colour is quite variable and the orange ones like this are very striking I think.