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Garden Spider Eating

Today, I came across another female garden spider (Araneus diadematus) with her prey and I watched carefully for about 40 minutes as the arachnid processed the food. These two images show the spider first looking head on (anterior view) and … Continue reading

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Catch of the Day

The next “chapter” in the photographic life of our garden spider involves him capturing and eating prey. This photo was taken today in the late afternoon during a rain storm. The web hung from the front overhang and was kept … Continue reading

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Garden Spider Climbing Web

Another view of our garden spider with lunch. This one was taken from the back and you may not be able to see the food bolus. However, you can clearly see the complex web and how the spider is climbing … Continue reading

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Our Little Spider and Her Lunch

Here is shot of another Argiope aurantia in the yard. This one has packaged her lunch and is getting ready to escape to her lair above the dangling web. Look just above the black mass to see her mouth and … Continue reading

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Little Spider

This spider was spinning his web on the front porch to my house. The nerve! He is smaller than my pinkie nail and the photo captures him about 3 times life size. The critter is one of the “orb” spinning … Continue reading

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The Web (the micro version)

This is a nice example of a macro shot of a spider in her (his?) web with the late afternoon sun capturing the orb and owner. Shot with the terrific Canon 100 2.8 F Macro on a tripod (of course). … Continue reading

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