A Garden Variety of Spider

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Alana Zaal

What a great macro of a spider! So much detail, love the dark background

Bernie Ewing

Thank you Alana.

Clifford Dupuis

Wow..what great detail and lighting, excellent

Bernie Ewing

Thank you Clifford

Debra Plett

Great lighting Bernie, I too like the black background the web looks so silky and the the details in the spider are super. Nicely captured with a good story.

Bernie Ewing

Thank you Debra. I think the lighting came from the late afternoon, low on the horizon sunlight...

Yves Langlois

Very beautyful shot Bernie. The black background greatly enhence the subject.

Bernie Ewing

Thank you Yves.

Harold Fleming

Great macro of this spider, Bernie! Well focused!

Bernie Ewing

Thank you Harold.

I've been absent from these pages for a week or so - tracking down some shots for the Nikon contest. This is one - I watched over the entire summer as this gorgeous creature grew from a mere speck to adult size. I was even lucky enough to catch the timid, tentative approach of much smaller male as he made his advances and overtures to mate with her. I guess he succeeded for a month or so after I took this shot, she began laying down eggs and cocooning them in her silk. Then she was gone.
Taken By
Bernie Ewing
Taken On
April 21, 2021
garden spider arachnid markings cross orb weaver garden_spider animal invertebrate insect
  • Focal: 90
  • Lens Model: 90.0 mm f/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 0.00125 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 7.1

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