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Project 365, Day 34: Crystal Web


Day 34: Crystal Web, originally uploaded by Here Be Dragons.

For the past couple of days, I've been trying to get a good photo of a spider web. A couple of things have made this difficult. First, I'm limited by the number of webs in my (very small) garden, and more importantly, I'm limited by the locations of these webs - and whether or not I can get a good angle with the camera, with a background upon which the web will be visible.

This is the best of the bunch, so far. Few things are more prettily proportioned than the strands which form a spider's web.

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here_be_dragons
May. 8th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Sort of
LOL! Yeah, when I lived in Florida, we had ginormous orb weavers that made huges webs, too. I will admit that I really liked them . . . but I wouldn't walk under one of one of their webs. Because, yeah, a spider almost as big as my hand? Not something I want to have drop on my head. Actually, I was really missing those spiders when taking these photos - now THAT would have made a great photo.

This web? Maybe four inches long, by three inches deep. The spider who lives there is teeny tiny, and very, very cute. :D

We get black widows here, too (I found one in the house not terribly long ago), but I've not found a brown recluse (thankfully). Another reason for me to be glad I decided against moving to Arizona . . . I wasn't looking forward to the possibility of finding a scorpion in my shoe some morning. Do you have those where you live?


ETA: Actually, it's not even that big. I just went out back and had a look; the web in the photo is about three inches long, by maybe two inches deep. It seems bigger, somehow, in the photo. :D

Edited at 2008-05-08 11:13 pm (UTC)
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