Portraits of Nature - Mabel Orchard Spider


Mabel Orchard Spider (Leucauge venusta)

7 comments:

Eve said...

I saw this spider in the woods not long ago Daniel. Then right after that I saw the write up you did on it and was glad to read it is not harmful to humans. I was very glad I didn't walk into it's web, because I almost did, just before I saw that beautiful color in a shaft of sun. But now after seeing the portrait, I'm REALLY glad I didn't walk into it! But alas I can just imagine all the creepy crawly things that I walk into out there that I never see!! I won't think about it or I'd never go out there.

Eve said...

PS Did you get my email?

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Hi Daniel. Amazing, as always!

aristide said...

bello ma dove li trovi tutti quei ragni? fantastic!

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Thanks Debi, Eve, and Aristide for your kind comments. It has been fun making the "Portraits of Nature" photo series. My kids, primarily Shepherd the 6 year old, have begun bringing me critters to photograph now. I hope he keeps it up- as he seems truly as intrigued with everything- or more so, than me!

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Eve, I've found 2 more of these in the woods. And sure enough- they are always hanging upside down in a web parallel to the ground. That is something unique about these spiders (although the Bowl and Doily spider also does the same thing- but has that big "bowl" above it as well.)

Craig Glenn said...

Awesome photo Daniel. I love this shot.

Craig Glenn