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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Backyard Orb Weaver Spider

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I wanted to share some photos I took the other night of an impressive orb weaver spider that's been building webs on my back porch the past several nights. Each morning the webs are gone, with no evidence they were even there. I'm surprised the photos came out as well as they did, but I think they look very cool. So I wanted to share them. Obviously, I cropped some of these, and adjusted the hue and definition a bit, but the details on the spider are exactly as they appeared.



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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very cool!

le poooooo... said...

holey guacamole! very cool. if i may ask: what kind of camera/setup are you using? i try to take pix like that, but am never able to do anything worth keeping...

Anonymous said...

why does it disappear by the morning?

inked said...

le pooooo,
Here it is:
Nikon D5500
AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G II, ƒ/5.6 55.0 mm 1/60 800 Flash (auto, fired). I had it in live view mode, and I also had someone holding a flashlight (but we didn't try it without the flashlight). Freehand, no tripod.

Edwina Francis said...

What cool, beautiful shots. I don't mind the orb weaver spider perched by our front post lamp, but it scares the dickens out of me when I leave for work at 5 AM.

inked said...

11:51,
The spider eats the web (and pollen too according to that link from Entomology Today).

le poooooop said...

dang! that's pretty hifalutin stuff! i figured it probably wasn't an iphone. ok. so now you have me digging out an old nikon d750 that i have lying around here somewhere. thank you for the inspiration. inked, you're winning!