Dailies 2009-2010 A Year in the Life - Kara Stewart, Art in Photography
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Miss Spider's Close Up, Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Not great photography since it isn't in super focus (I cropped this down), but I was just impressed with myself that I got close enough to take a shot. Found this spider in my backyard yesterday and was thrilled. I'm not at ease with spiders but always wanted one of these because they are so interesting to look at. This one has made a web in an odd place - a (huge) triangle from halfway up a cypress tree to the ground. Hard to tell from this, but she's at least 3" long.

I also added a less cropped version and a shot of where she has her web set up to the dailies just after this shot in case you are interested.

She's a Female Black and Yellow Garden Spider
(Argiope aurantia) and fairly common in this area.