A Web Worthy Post

The weather is damp and the lighting is dim in my backyard today; less than ideal for taking pictures of birds.  This makes me a bit crazy when my finger is itching to hit the shutter button!  Thankfully, I saw this spider hanging out in my front yard, and he didn’t seem to mind me snapping several photos.


I had to get pretty close to this fellow, and although I find them fascinating, I am not a huge spider fan.   I kept having visions of him pouncing from his web (do spiders even pounce?) and landing on me, which would most certainly be followed by a blood curdling scream and my camera getting flung to the ground in my frantic efforts to flick it off me.

Let me give you a closer look.


When he started shifting positions, I decided that we could call our photo shoot finished!


He is rather cool looking though, don’t you think?

27 thoughts on “A Web Worthy Post

  1. I think you were right to end your photography session; the last picture does look as if he is getting ready to pounce. 🙂 BTW, was wondering what the largest and smallest birds are and thought you would know. Are they the flamingo and hummingbird?

    1. So…if you go by height and weight, the largest bird is an ostrich. By wingspan, I think it is a type of Albatross. The smallest is indeed a type of Hummingbird. 🙂

  2. Great spider shot Kathy! Yes, the weather is crazy here for this time of year, it is supose to be summer but we are experiencing weather like yours right now, not good for birding, though my wife and I did go out yesterday and braved the weather, but God held back the rain and we had a wonderful time together, the only people in the reserve, visiting the Tawny Frogmouth nest & the babies (pictured on my home page). Somestimes spiders, frogs and insects are all we will see, but they all beautiful creatures worthy of our appreciation and our Heavenly Father’s praise and adoration.

  3. I’ve been having the same type of weather problems… Kudos for not giving up but instead finding a really cool spider! A little creepy to be sure, but awesome! 😀

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