08.18.2021-2 Webnesday

Gary hasn’t posted in a while so I’ll pick it up with a spider for the day.  Hope we hear from him soon as well.

In the same meadow, MacLeod Field, where I found the Viceroy I also saw a few orb webs and their creators.  This one is especially lovely with some vivid colorful abdomen markings. Who describes a spider as lovely?

Lined Orbweaver-Mangora gibberosa in a galaxy of dewdrops. Ordinarily there would be a thicker circular mass of webbing surrounding the spider but that was absent here. Maybe it just hadn’t got around to it before the dew settled.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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20 Responses to 08.18.2021-2 Webnesday

  1. Do drop in, said the spider to the fly

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  2. Ann Mackay says:

    Good title! (Even if borrowed). And I like your Spidurday too. Now you’ve got me wondering about Sundays… 🙂

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  3. You did an excellent job keeping the spider in focus.

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  4. shoreacres says:

    Dew-dropped spider webs always are appealing.


  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Marvelous capture, Steve!

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  6. Very nice! Great image!

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  7. Littlesundog says:

    That’s one lovely spider and web!

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    • Thanks, Lori. I only noticed today the spider web you have for your banner. Has it been there long and I just didn’t see?

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      • Littlesundog says:

        It’s been there for several years. I really need to change the photos out on my banner. I have 8 or so that change each time the blog is accessed. I have been terrible about blog maintenance. I never have time to edit photos either. I should take some new spider photos since late summer and autumn is when we see some very spectacular spiders and webs!

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  8. Gallivanta says:

    Spiders don’t always appeal to me but their webs are usually beautiful, like this one.

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  9. Todd Henson says:

    I completely agree with your description of lovely. And in this case I love the dew filled web, as well, really adds something nice to the moment.

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    • Thanks, Todd. I recognize that there are some spiders that are just plain creepy…I may post one or two soon…but some have attractive patterns. A dewy web always adds something special. Thanks, Todd!


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