Friday, August 13, 2010

You Can Find It On The Web!



This morning when I woke up I went to let one of the cats outside and looking through my door window and found that this female garden spider hanging on the back door window. I went through the front door so that I could get a shot of the front of her. She's an ordinary garden spider and must have been lost as we certainly don't have a garden, so the joke is on her! LOL I remember seeing one of these for the first time about 12 years ago and it scared the crap out of me! Still, spiders are kind of creepy at that, but the coloration on this one and the infamous zipper looking web, I find it quite fascinating too. At first I thought it was going to attack me as the web kept moving back and forth as if she were going to spring out or something. Instead, I think she thought my camera was prey.

This is his underside shot from through the window, so not quite as clear.

I also shot another from the front with a different setting so you can see the "zipper" web better.
To learn more about this species of spider, you can find it on the web here, of course!

6 comments:

Dani - tkdchick said...

Creepy crawly but oh so cool! Great shots of her!

PeggyR said...

Oh my that is a cool picture! Check out Norm's progress!

brenco1 said...

Spiders can be really creepy, this one you have made beautiful. Thanks for commenting on the grandkids. I realize how life is fragile and time is to be cherished.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love Charlotte's Web but to be honest I am terrified of spiders ...they are the magic storytellers and the beauty of their webs is to be envied. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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Pleased it is at yours and not mine. You are the winner of my giveaway, could you email me at stitch4stitch@fsmail.net with your address. Thanks. Diana

Carmen said...

I have never seen a web like that - it's beautiful. I like looking at spiders... from afar. I love their webs - this is a great picture :)