Friday, October 31, 2008

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Thought I'd bring you some scary looking spiders for Halloween!! These first few shots are a marbled orb-weaver. The top shot and following three are of a female orb-weaver. She wraps herself up in a leaf where she hides until she feels a tug on the web at which point she quickly lowers herself down for the kill. Trust me, I saw her in action when I lightly jostled the web with a small stick to try and get her to come out. Wow! I only fooled her once though. The fourth shot is the male orb-weaver and although you can't tell from this shot he is much smaller than the female.

The underside of the female orb-weaver.Male marbled orb-weaverThis is "a snack" the spider wrapped up for later. It was still alive and struggling like heck to free itself.
These spiders were holed up in one one of my hubby's old cars.

Hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween!!

7 comments:

Leedra said...

Very fitting for halloween! Great shots.

Gardener's Garden said...

Your macro photography is absolutely superb!

NCmountainwoman said...

Fantastic shots of these lovely spiders. They are not scary, just beautiful.

HANNIBAL said...

Creepy!!!!!! But very very cool! Excellent macros!

Bird Girl said...

Great photography skill - with an interesting subject! That second shot is just gorgeous - doesn't the design look like a pen & ink original? Super nice!

Shellmo said...

Wow - scary but magnificent to look at!

Leedra said...

Where did you go to?