Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fifty One - Golden Silk Orb Weaver

The things I do for my art!!! I fall pretty solidly into the camp of 'spiders freak me right the hell out', but on our stroll through the bush on the weekend Dad pointed out the many Golden Silk Orb Weaver Spiders hanging out just off the path and my desire for a good photo outweighed my fear. I wasn't QUITE brave enough to get up close enough to get a true super duper close macro - every time the wind blew the web closer to me there was a bunch of jumping around and ew, ew ,ews!, but I'm pretty happy with how this one came out!
The webs are quite big and complex - I suspect that walking through one would be akin to walking into a big, horrifying net...

19 comments:

  1. Ew, ew is right! I'm impressed that you got this close and you got a good shot for your efforts. I'm with you on the spider thing. I do not like them at all.

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  2. I'm not wild about spiders, but your captures of their webs are fantastic, Aimee!! Such incredible detail!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  3. The amount of craftsmanship that goes into these webs... you can't help but admire the critters for that. And if they happen to gobble up mosquitos, so much the better.

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  4. I'm afraid

    the first spider is very big

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  5. I can only imagine what it must feel like to walk into one of those webs, Aimee! Even the thought of it creeps me out! ;-)

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  6. Wouldn't want to see that orange one crawling across my shoulder. Yikes!

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  7. I'm not afraid of spiders but the thought of getting close enough to er...maybe...hug them, creeps me out. :)

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  8. These photos look great when viewed at full size.

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  9. Gorgeous photos! I don't mind spiders but I'm not much good at photographing them, you did brilliantly!

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  10. Love your macro of this spider. Orb weavers are fascinating to watch work. Glad you overcame your aversion to spiders to make these great photos.

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  11. I'm impressed! That is a wonderful macro of the spider. I love the light!

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  12. What a tangled web we weave. . . . You captured it well.


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3


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  13. Hi Aimee,
    I bring greetings from Malaysia.
    I too am afraid of spiders. That was a pretty close one with the spider.
    http://chingchailah.blogspot.com/

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  14. Beautiful, but I'm glad YOU had to approach this and not me ! :o)

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  15. Mightmare stuff, but that first shot is really good.

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  16. Sometimes it does me as well, but we do what we must in the name of art! What a wild web it is too!

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  17. Wonderful light on the spider and its web. The detail of the web art is intriguing. And yes. Having walked into a few webs near my front path, they are like a sticky net, but o so fascinating for photography.

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  18. Impressive and beautiful spider, it looks so sweet and colorful! Bravo!

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  19. I agree, I am not a spider lover either but she is a beauty.

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