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28-OCT-2009 Rachel Pennington

Making Her Web

Crockford Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area

She's busy making her web for the evening. This is a female Micrathena gracilis, or spiny-back spider. Everything that you see IS the spider. Creepy, huh? I was THRILLED to see how the leaves sparkled like little golden balls of light in my viewfinger. :)

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Melissa Noel31-Oct-2009 18:43
Scary but beautiful!
Robin30-Oct-2009 14:41
Outstanding photo! I love the colors and bokeh. That is the most unusual spider I've seen. I'll have to go google it.
Guest 29-Oct-2009 22:00
Wow, what colors and bokeh!! Sure is a strange spider!
Guest 29-Oct-2009 21:47
very nice shot, Rachel. Is the white bit hanging down the spider or some prey?
Guest 29-Oct-2009 21:40
Very cool shot. Good subject isolation and awesome color in the bokeh.
Debi29-Oct-2009 21:40
How interesting! Is all of that the spider? The colors are pretty.
Isabel Cutler29-Oct-2009 21:04
That is the strangest looking creature! Is it holding on to some prey? I can't figure it out.
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