The Year of the Spider

[These photos are of spiders at work in my tree garden.   As far as I know, the spiders in the first and third photo are NOT the same.     For all my spider enthusiast Readers out there–I have more spiders and webs to show you in another post.      All photos and other content in my blog, Sometimes are original to me, Gradmama2011 …and remain my property under copyright laws.]

web with spider
web in the Boxwood (tree garden)                                     ©Sometimes,2015
this piece of fluff should work...
this piece of fluff should work…
different spider, front yard
different spider, front yard
side of web in forest garden
side of web in forest garden






14 responses to “The Year of the Spider”

  1. Bushka Avatar

    Ah…..Yes! Fascinating little – or not so little creatures. 😉

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      When this spider built her web in my tree garden I immediately was in love! Spiders are so cool, and it is not often that I have seen a complete under-construction web. This seems an especially good year for spiders. 🙂

  2. oneta hayes Avatar

    Wow, what great photographs! Number One picture is amazing.

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      thank you so much… I am just delighted with the way my photos came out. The biggest issue was taking shots at something that is invisible…I think the success or failure depends on the light source reflecting from the web.

  3. Cat in the Cactus Avatar

    If that was my garden they’d be dead by now! LOL

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      I ain’t picking a fight with this spider!

    2. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      my son is under a fatality warning to leave this web alone until I’m finished taking pictures of it. LOL I do hope it doesn’t catch one of my cats in its web.

      1. Cat in the Cactus Avatar

        I’d be worried the spider will catch your son in it’s web!

      2. Gradmama2011 Avatar

        he gives it a wide berth… this is a spider to be respected

  4. markbialczak Avatar

    That is some powerful string, Gradmama. You get the glint and the spider so well!

    And I really do like your new theme, too. Sharp!

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      thanks for commmenting. I did get a lot of shots that did not show the web at all. There are a lot of shadows, and not enough variation of positions. A lot was due to timing. The first ones I took at night. but I did manage to get some when the sunlight was hitting, and I experimented somewhat with angles…but some of those shots were ruined by blurring. I want to put up some new ones with good reflections.

      1. markbialczak Avatar

        I find that angles mean everything with my iPhone, but with your camera, I know it’s more precise, Gradmama. Keep going with it! The spider and web are awesome.

  5. Louise Fowler Avatar

    As it happens I love spiders, thanks

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