Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them --A. A. Milne
Mabel Orchard Spider (Leucauge venusta)
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.
PS Did you get my email?
Hi Daniel. Amazing, as always!
bello ma dove li trovi tutti quei ragni? fantastic!
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!
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.)
Awesome photo Daniel. I love this shot.Craig Glenn
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